blankboy (5616) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Cask at ’Cask Days 2013’.] Beer #2 of the fest. Pours black with amber hues with a small long-lasting bubbly light-brown head. Really roasty aroma of malt and coffee along with some lactic notes, chocolate and light leafy hops -- quite nice. Interesting and big flavour, it’s boozy, roasty and quite bitter with a lot of coffee, some chocolate, cream, lots of leafy hops and a finish that is a touch harsh. Medium bodied, almost syrupy mouthfeel. An interesting beer that I wasn’t sure what style it was supposed to be but overall, I enjoyed it.
robinvboyer (2762) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cask Days 2013. I think this was my highlight beer of the festival. Jet black pour, with a big rocky, mocha head. The aroma is intoxicating! So much roast! roast, roast, and more roast. Bitter burnt, charred espresso malts. A huge dose of solid piney hope. Incredible! Carb and mouth feel as spot on.The finish is just more roast, and kick ass pine hops. Incredible stuff.
pushkinwow (1584) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Beau’s Octoberfest. Light black pour with an off white head. Huge peat and smoke nose that assaults (in a good way) the senses without being meaty, very dry, some ash and tabacco, mild carbonation, moderate body, smooth, bit of chocolate, very dry, bitter and tasty.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark viscous stout with a very thin mocha head. In aroma, a nice bitter chocolate with tobacco notes, coffee and molasses. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with oily mouth feel, coffee grind, alcohol warmth, very good. Cask at Beau’s Oktoberfest 2013.
JulienHuxley (2142) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at 15th anniversary. Opaque black pour, thin head. Aroma is quite roasty, lots of toasted malt, light chocolate notes, rich malty flavor, very toasty, nice strong bitter hop finish, subtle but constantly present hop flavor, a touch of pine. Very good.
solidfunk (2592) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is wonderful. Pours dark brown with good head and lacing. Aroma of piney hops, very pungent musky roast aroma and coffee. Some nuttiness in here as well as a little caramel. Booze well hidden. Soft carbonation with stiff bitter finish. Thick texture. Tap at Barhop.
Sammy (7719) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A heck of a porter, on tap a Bar Hop 2nd day late on tap. Black, head, great roast and hops aroma and delivers on taste.
BeerGolem (595) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Verre au Dieu du ciel! (Montréal). Robe noire, reflets rubis. Collet beige. Belle apparence. Le bouquet est envoutant: de fortes notes de noisettes et de chocolat, secondées par des touches de lactose et de café. Malheureusement, nos attentes sont trompées au goût, où le lactose occupe un place trop prépondérante.
tom10101 (1822) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ DDC (Montréal). Dark brown with a medium beige head and good lacing. Aroma is of heavy roasted malt, bread, bitter chocolate, slight lactose sweetness and nuts. Taste is moderately sweet with roasted malt, bitter chocolate, nuts, bread, pine and light to moderate bitterness. Medium body. Silky mouthfeel. Soft to moderate carbonation. Good Porter with some similarities to Black Ipa.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-05-31. Black body with a nice tan head and lace. Aroma is dry, roasty. Flavour is pleasant, dry roasty malt with undertones of coffee and chocolate. Average plus to medium bodied palate, modest carbonation. 3++ Simple solid porter. On tap at Dieu du Ciel, Montreal