fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy red mahogany color. Strange aroma, roasted malt, nuts, maybe smokey, dirty water, surly confusing. Dryish mouthfeel, dry caramel flavor, chocolate and light roasted malt. Not for me.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - SEP 4, 2005
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark golden-brown colour. Inch-thick head. Has some lightly coffeeish, chocolatey notes, with light anglohoppiness and a hint of cobwebby yeast. The flavour is like a muddled, diluted version of their lovely porter. You get everything from cheap coffee to graham crackers to sawdust. The body is relatively thin, the finish is astringent and graceless. None of the elements come together at all. These two beers were not meant to be put together. It’s like they took their porter down to the vet and had it neutered.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red copper ale with a thick off-white head. Caramel malt aroma with light nutty notes. Sweetish caramel malt with roased nuts, light hops. Residual nuttyness stays. Lighter bodied. Merci JC. November 2005.
JoeMcPhee (7622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. Dark brown beer with a thin tan head. Quite nutty and toasty. Toffee , caramel, and a bit of spiciness. Toasted malt aroma, light milk chocolate and slightly herbal. Flavour is quite toasty, chocolate and a strong roasty component. Also fairly assertive bitterness.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber, BB 7/08, thanks to Mark! Poured medium orange with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up brown sugar, cocoa powder, and iced tea in the malt department with mild earthy accents.. just the mildest roast around. The flavor had caramel and cocoa at the soft core with earth and a touch of pine bitterness around.. tacky finish fell off quite quickly from the palate. Light-medium bodied without much carbonation.. muddled feel overall (smooth at times and inexplicably sticky at others). Not too much good going on for it.
HogTownHarry (5638) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy and GregClow, blankboy’s bottle via trade with CapFlu. Mostly clear reddish brown, large frothy/foamy rocky beige head. Initially ugly aroma ("mix of ass and sour funky hops") but a little more grain character as it opens - Lord, not good though. Weird taste - some caramel/chocolate malt sweetness, some sour almost stale grain, finishes .... I don’t know - sweet? Whatever body, a little sticky, not much carbonation - not impressed and who really cares? Aren’t you supposed to mix this then drink it right away? Jesus.
DuffMan (5192) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, moderate brown head. Cocoa and grassy hop aroma. Cocoa and clay, caramel and mildly bitter hops in the finish. Pretty light mouthfeel. Not bad.
blankboy (5151) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & GregClow -- my bottle courtesy of CapFlu. Pours a cloudy dark orange-copper with an average size diminishing beige head. Aroma of caramel malt, grain, some chocolate and hops -- not great, smells weird. Flavour of Cream Ale with some faint roasted malt, faint chocolate and some sourness -- too much like a Cream Ale and not enough like a Porter. Average bodied. Why do they bottle this, who’s asking for something like this?
tiggmtl (4516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark malts blend with marzipan-like sweetness in the nose. Clear brown body is topped by a low tan head that recedes to a light cover. Flavour blends nutty malts with some darker malt character. Caramel and marzipan in the aftertaste. Medium body is quite dry with somewhat low carbonation leaving the body feeling quite sticky. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in Apr-09.
mcberko (4054) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap - pours black with a thin had. Aroma is malts and honey. Flavour is a dry caramel, medium malt, and a smokiness. Nothing special here.