Spab (1978) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Volo. Pours a dark brown/black with moderate-sized tan head. Aroma is chocolate, cola, and a mellow roastiness. Flavour is moderately roasty with cocoa and some caramel. Carbonation on the mild side. Quite nice.
matt7215 (2071) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at gambrinus. dark black with a thick tan head. nice roast malt and hop nose. huge and complex in the mouth. stunningly good porter.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown-black pour. The head is thick and quite moussey. A lovely bitter chocolate character overlying a rich, thick body. A bit of light caramel and sweetness through the midle. Fudgey, sticky body. Excellent balance with a lovely soft roast finish. It comes across more like a stout to me, but I really like it.
gilvanblight (731) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark pour with a redish tan head. Smokey malty scent. Maltey taste, coffee, tartness. Lots of tartness and bitterness. Very little sweetness. A rather nice porter but not one of my faves.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Gambrinus Bistro and Cafe. Deep opaque brown letting only small amounts of light in, creating a ruby hue. Nose of roasted malts, milk chocolate, some black coffee, floral hops. Very bitter, roasty with a milk chocolate profile that is really incredible. Hoppy, floral, with lingering bitter finish and roasty finish. Medium bodied, creamy, excellent.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap the the Rhino - came a intensely dark brown with a generous two-finger mocha head. Aroma very chocolatey, some coffee, but more on the nutty/roasty nutella side than bitter espresso. Flavour is milk chocolate, red wine, black licorice, coffee. Not much in the way of aftertaste, but a smooth, chocolatey lingering. Very good beer.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Wooly. Pours black in colour, reddish tan head. Aroma and taste are pure smoky roasted malt. Good.
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Volo. Wonderful chocolatey porter with hints of creamy coffee. Sweet and malty, with perfect natural carbonation. Excellent.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2765-20100214] Cask. Mild roasty malt aroma has an odd fruity character. Dark brown body with a medium-lasting creamy light tan head. Green roasty bitter dry malt flavour has some weird sour notes. Medium-full body. Interesting sour characteristics, not sure if that was intentional.
(Black Sunday @ Volo; Toronto, ON)
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010-02-14. Black body, modest tan head. 4+ Dry roasty aroma with a cocoa touches. Flavour is dry, roasty with a tangy acidity to the roast. 6+ Smooth average plus palate. Well made porter that is not quite to my own tastes. Cask at Volo, Toronto