CapFlu (4023) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(650ml bottle) Purchased at Brewery Creek in Vancouver. Pours a lasting creamy foam beige head and an opaque body. Nose of sour mash and roiasted malt. Flavours of big coffee and ashtray. Very interesting. Lasting creamy, smoked finish. 6/3/6/3/13
tiggmtl (4521) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Limited Release 2009 - Sweet and fruity with notes of dates, raisins and brown sugar in the nose. Opaque, dark brown body with ruby highlights is topped by a low tan head that recedes to a thin cover. Sweetness in the mouth suggests chocolate milk. It’s pretty simple but quite tasty. Some of the fruity character appears in the aftertaste. Light balancing bitterness keeps the sweetness from getting too strong or sticky. Medium body with a slightly slick texture and moderate carbonation. Enjoyable... Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at the BCLS at Hellsgate in Jan-09.
mgermani (972) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2009 Pours a dark ruby-brown with a thick, lasting head and completely coating lacing. Aroma is sweet and fruity with notes of fig. Lovely sweet taste, but not disgustingly so. Creamy, buttery, light chocolate, just a hint of alcohol. Decent carb, nice thick body. I am really digging this lovely quaffable porter, and wish it would replace the bland "christmas pudding" porters supplied to local restaurants.