manisthebeer (162) - squamish, British Columbia, - APR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
really impressed with this one really great smell of choc. and pretty much exactly what you would expect a porter to taste like nice dark color with a great white slightly brown head and taste a bitter sweet rich smooth taste that stays and gets better hell fucking yea driftwood
vadie (375) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 Noir avec une mousse marron riche. L’arôme de caoco et malt. Le goût est d’abord du caoco ensuite une mélange de caoco et malt avec une amertume légère en finale. Carbonation moyenne. Très bien équilibré, très bonne! Je dirai que c’est peut être un petit peu trop sucré.
andrewturba (735) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark opaque brown with a thin but consistent tan head with a touch of spotty lace up the glass. Aroma consists of roasted malts just short of being burnt, black malt, chocolate, coffee, and bready. Flavour is lightly burnt, coffee, chocolate, and a slight dark malt dryness.
Reimer96 (843) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear black with a red hue and a frothy brown cap that leaves some lacing. Aroma of chocolate, sweet dried fruits,, roasted malts, coffee and cocoa. Taste is smokey roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a nice spicy/tart hop flavor. Excellent easy drinking robust porter.
WheatKing (983) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
For some reason this felt half way between an average porter and a Scotch ale. Pours quite dark, seems to have a lot of black patent malt (but what do I know?), very smokey on the nose... so you’d expect viscosity to be think, but it isn’t. Quite robust, I didn’t pick up much sourness at all, quite a dry finish though. I think if this weren’t so thin it would be rating much higher, because the aroma and taste is great... hey, dare to be different though.
Gerbeer (1233) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark red/brown with medium tan head. Strong aromas of cocoa powder and dried coffee grounds with a slight hint of dark fruit. Dry but with a twist. Flavors of burnt malts, espresso, bitter chocolate, and a little cream and licorice.
LarryBeast (401) - - FEB 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Black with thin mocha head. Burnt coffee, toast, rich cocoa and molasses. Medium, lasting bitterness with sweet chocolate overtones. Smooth and dry, big-bodied, creamy. Strong flavour profile stands out.
Stizz19 (26) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall a very tasty Porter. Not too sweet which I like, and just the right amount of chocolate notes. Another good Driftwood seasonal.
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wintyguy (69) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 650ml bottle. Ruby black with a great cappuccino head which lingers and recedes back to a thin but sturdy film across the beer. And some pretty decent lacing. Taste is bitter sweet, sour, with an ashy aftertaste. Cacao definitely. Not entirely too viscous. Good carbonation, mixes nicely in with the sour astringency. That said, it’s a good porter with easy drinkability, cool twist of sourness, and I bet this is even better on tap.
travisd (4) - - FEB 18, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Right off the pour, this beer has a beautiful tan head that I thought would stay for a while but was gone by the time I started writing this. If I hold it to the light, it is brown in color but otherwise, this is a black hole not stone. First sniff I get a strong and smooth coffee that overwhelms any other scents I may find otherwise. The flavor is very weak for what I was expecting. The coffee is still there but overall very lackluster. It has a medium body that doesn’t hang around for long and is medium in carbonation. Overall, I think this beer may be a little disappointing to me due to my inebriance, but in the right place could be pretty good.