cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I tried this beer on June 3, 2011 at "Bar Volo" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a deep black colour with a thin brown head into a tulip glass. The aroma was roasted malt, coffee, and molasses. The mouthfeel was full with mild carbonation. The flavour was more pronounced in the molasses direction with the coffee tones taking a back seat, but still there.
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Dark brown/red pour with a fairly minimal toffee head that leaves a light ring of lace. The nose is remarkably light for the style. Some roasted character and the faintest hint of licorice, light dark fruit. Quite boozy on the palate with a hint of dark chocolate, some stewed fruit and some other dark flavour I can’t put my finger on.
vadie (969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Noir avec une petite mousse marron stable. L’arôme de molasse, malt torréfié, chocolat et café. En bouche il à les mêmes saveurs mais avec un peu de chaleur d’alcool et une finale d’une amertume moyenne. La palais est assez lourde et onctueux avec peu de carbonization.
Johnsense (943) - - FEB 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gorgeous pour, dark brown with ruby hues. small head that left a good amount of lacing. Roasted malt, some soy sauce, worcestershire, hint of brown sugar. Soy sauce up front followed by roasted malts. Let this one warm up for about 20-30 or so and the soy disappears, giving way to the malt. Heavier bodied. Once you get past the soy this is a solid porter, though the LTM we poured afterward blew this away.
Hammy78 (841) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
200 rating. Wow what can I say about this amazing brew? Draught at Bar Volo Toronto. Pours midnight dark black with dark tan head, no real lacing. Aroma was alcohol and creaminess, with a hint of cherry. Taste was coffee, maybe some vanilla, bitter, smokey and a bite like a good port. Great brew, can’t wait to have it again.
thb (744) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rusty lid for me as well. Pours dark dark brown - light only sneaking through on the edges. Nice tight foam on top. Aromas - raisin, roast, molasses. Overripe banana? Almost has a smoky quality to it. Interesting progression as it warms up in the mouth. Warming alcohol touch to it. Sweetness gets a bit sticky/cloying after a while.
SuperTiti33 (742) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011. Noire. Reflet rouge. Très sucré. Mélasse. Datte. Figue. Biscuit. Légèrement madérisé. Épicé. Bien.
neongolden (722) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2012 (500mL from LCBO) Poured at cellar temperature, a clear dark brown with auburn accents and a thin ring of head quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma of molasses, dates, muscat grapes, raisins, rum balls, woodiness. Flavour is sweet to start, molasses, cocoa powder, vinous grape juice, dark fruit, something like smoky oak and light bittering hops leading to a dry finish where the alcohol makes the barest impression, again with chocolate. Smooth, malt and sugar addition-driven without much yeast character as expected. Fairly light mouthfeel for the ABV, no burn and soft carbonation. This feels like an old-school beer like I imagine the style to be typified by.
rob6239 (671) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark hue but very slight reddiness and slight brown head. Aroma is strong of molasses and caramel. Taste carries through with the same roastiness and very little bitterness. Very smooth.
MarkoR (636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown, almost black colour with small beige foam on top. Aroma of roasty malts. Taste of chocolate, coffee. Sweet beer!