presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brew with a chocolate head. I could see red tints in the foam as the beer was poured. Huge fruity aroma of cherries, raisins and light chocolate. Cherry flavour is almost overpowering. A slightly sour beer. I liked it but still found myself longing for some roasted malt to balance the cherry. Thanks to Oakes for this one.
Oakes (13601) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2005 Very dark reddish-brown. Chocolatey, slightly nutty aroma. Chewy maltiness - lots of toffee, milk chocolate. No hop character, in sharp contrast to their regular porter, which is stout-hoppy. Sweet, perhaps a bit simplistic in character. Quite different from just about any porter I’ve had though, and that’s usually a good thing.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Oakes for bringing this one back from the Island. Very dark black beer with a thin off-white head. Full-bodied. Malty aroma, a touch of soy and light toasted malt. Aroma and flavour have a bit of mintiness and herbal character. Slightly salty licorice finish, with a touch of sourness.