swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to one of the Canadian crew for the gift< darker black pour, mediu roast, liquid tootsie roll. medium mouthfeel. hid the 9% well. Nice enjoyable porter
reebtogi (4144) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle poured almost black in color with some red highlights and a nice light tan head with some good retention leaving some fine lace on side of glass. Aroma is predominantly chocolate and roasted malts with a trace of coffee and alcohol. Taste is light roasted bitterness with some malty sweetness and a bit of chocolate and coffee and some hop bitterness in the finish. Medium to heavy body and light carbonation give this beer a pleasing enough palate. Fairly smooth and easy to drink and highly recommended.
Crit (3334) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown,big lasting tan head.Light roasty nose,hint of chocolate
.Big smoky burnt profile,bacon overtones.Lasting roasted bitterness in finish
Light alcohol heat.
zeek (167) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown, close to black. Quite smooth in the mouth, finishes clean.
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark porter with a super thick, creamy and onctuous brown head. In aroma, herbaceous chocolate, dark fruits, light iron notes, very nice. In mouth, a superb sweet caramelized chocolate, with light soy sauce, fudge, alcohol warmth, coffee grind, briney notes, very nice, rich and intense. Bottle shared with probstk, Aug. 21 2011.Merci Karl!
probstblueribbon (2892) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle from a BarTowel private order, shared with Lubiere, served cool in a tulip glass. Bottled DEC 1/09. 21AU11.
App.: Deep brown-black with a nice, dense tan head.
Aroma: Very deep licorice and molasses, quite fruity, slightly ashen, a little leafy and herbacious, a touch dusty, some soy sauce, a touch floral, lovely.
Palate: Medium-full body, restrained effervescence.
Flav.: Really big, beautiful dark chocolate, huge molasses and licorice, a touch of brine or soy sauce, lots of dark dried fruits, some leafy hops, huge and beautiful; sweet with sufficient bitterness, vanilla, chocolate, etc., dark dried fruits, long residual molasses and licorice, alcohol, beautiful.
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Black color, with beige head. Nice aroma of dark chocolate and dark bread, hot chocolate, milk. The body is well structured, the mouthfeel round; it has a strong flavor of caramel, dark chocolate, with liquorice and some residual sweetness; also has the character from bottom fermentation, with a fruity trace; correct bitterness, with some roasted nuts in the final, and slight oxidization.
A very fine example of the style.
Frothmeister (551) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours dark, dark, dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is cocoa, dried fruit, dried cherry, fain smoke, vanilla, espresso, and a little spice. Taste is very sweet, with molasses, dried fruit, alcohol up front. Kind of makes me think of a barley wine with more coffee notes. Excellent stuff, I just wish I was drinking it in the winter.
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purchased at Cascadia Colwood for around $6.50/bottle. Pours a small brown, foamy head atop a black body. Nose is incredibly fig, burnt malt. Not what you’d expect from a Baltic porter yet in flavor but has a similar viscosity. Very sweet and lacking all the smoked/ash components I’ve encountered in the past. Good.
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paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark color. small head. Aromas of coffee, toffee, and some roasted malt. Taste is too sweet for my liking. A bit of burnt malt and some very light coffee notes as well. As it warms it becomes way to sticky and sweet. Very dry palate with a lingering roasted malt aftertaste.