HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (500ml). Shared with blankboy and garthicus, bottle courtesy of tupalev. Near opaque ruby-black, decent fizzy-creamy tan head. Slightly metallic aroma, leafy, dry, slightly boozy, burnt prunes. Taste - burnt molasses, dry herbal bitterness, alcohol, steeped raisins, scorched nutshell - a lot going on, not balanced, but interesting. Light, slick mouthfeel, alcoholic, a bit carbonized - long boozy burnt linger. Nice effort.
kevinsenn (946) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle from LCBO. Clear dark brown with very little head. Aroma of molasses, raisins, and smoke. Smooth sweet taste with raisins, dates, molasses, chocolate, and a little hint of smoke. 9% ABV well hidden. Medium-bodied.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a hazy caramel brown color with a beige head and thick oily brown legs. The aroma was salty, smokey, and doughy. Phenolic and smokey flavor but there was some sweet chocolate. Some heat on the finish. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body.
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good, not great. Doesnít warrant the price of admission. Six dollars at my local NB Liquor should good me something along the lines of this breweryís winter warmer or something enjoyable from Unibroue. That being said, it does have a lot going for it. The finish is surprisingly clean. Not being too familiar with the style I canít comment too much on it. However, it is not the best black beer Iíve had with a malty character and high alcohol content.
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2082-20090410] 500mL bottle. Overly sweet currant malt aroma with mild burnt caramel and a hint of bubblegum in the background. Clear, dark mahogany body with a quick creamy tan head. Wooden toasted malt flavour with lots of burnt grass and a long aftertaste. Medium-full body. Nice toasted, a little too much of it though.
(c/o GregClow, w/ him, jerc)
CapFlu (4317) - 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 youíd expect from a Baltic porter yet in flavor but has a similar viscosity. Very sweet and lacking all the smoked/ash components Iíve encountered in the past. Good.
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Lanchester (182) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with reddish highlights, a thin ring of foam hugs the edges. Picking up light roasted cereals and coffee in the nose...perhaps a touch metallic. Nice roasted malt profile and hints of molasses come through, finishes with a warming and sharp alcoholic bite. A little thin on the palate and not as rich as I would have expected. All in all, enjoyable, although doesnít measure up other examples Iíve tried in the past.
beernbourbon (1249) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to OKbeer. Pour is dark brown with hints of red and a small tan head. Aroma is very sweet: sweet malt, dark fruits, berries, and molasses. This really smells more like an old ale. Flavor is also very sweet. Notable malt and dried fruits up front. A bit cloying. Im not sure if my bottle has some age on it, but I am not detecting the hops that others have mentioned. It would be nice because this is just too sweet for me. Finish is sweet with hints of smoke and tobacco.
Sammy (8033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Private Garrison order. A big beer, very malty with a touch of sourness. While drinkable, not hitting the style.
VertBaconStrips (2014) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well, the initial tasting and aroma was not impressive so I let it sit for 45 mins from cellar temp. Then I let it sit another half an hour. Here we go. BIg ass light brown head that looks good as it fizzled down to nothing. Very dark brown with red hues. Decent nose: cherry, earth, deep roast, tobacco, chocolate... interesting list of scents but man, this has been quite mild even from first pour. No real flaws, a different aroma bill than I expected but not up to par on the upper end stuff. The flavour reminds me of a mix of a weaker barley wine and a standard west coast porter without a ton of hops. There is some alcohol in most sips, light licorice, lots of roast, the alcohol is on the end but is not hot on lingering. Hint of citrus, tasty spice, good stuff but this isnít what I hoped from a baltic porter.. then again, Iíve had some awesome BPís in the last while so I guess the bar is set high. There are some reminders here of an american strong ale. Decent feel, sort of medium bodied and a nice soft finish. Thank you for zero coffee crap! Zop.