Lubiere (11170) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark ruby red porter with a thin light moka head. In aroma, light sweet chocolate malt, and light British hops. In mouth, a nice sweetish chocolate and caramel, with good fragrant hops, coffee notes, medium bodied. Bottle tasted Nov. 27, with GRM and friends. Merci Jean-Sébastien.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep brown beer with a thin tan head. Aroma is pretty nice. Sweet chocolatey nose, a bit of herbal character in addition to the aroma. Flavour is sweet with a light cocoa/coffee flavour. It finishes fairly dry with a lingering toastiness.
CapFlu (4781) - 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 (4545) - 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.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown, nearly opaque color with orange highlights. The head was light brown. There was a distinct metallic aroma reminiscent of the way your hands smell after handling a bunch of coins. There was also some chocolate and a bit of roasty malt. Medium bodied and delicately sweet up front. Dry at the end with accompanying roasty bitterness/acidity. The flavor profile included the likes of cola, chocolate, and burnt malt. Improved somewhat after warming up.
Crit (3561) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown,lasting tan head.Pleasant light roast and brown sugar nose.Light roast and dry malt profile, light bitterness
robinvboyer (3532) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice roasty aroma with touches of brown sugar, and some coffee. a smooth creamy mouthfeel, with more roast, and coffee, a nice porter, nothing extraordinary, but solid.
GRM (3305) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 650 ml, tasted with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on November 27 2009; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: roasted malt, milk chocolate, resinous hops, light coffee, roasting; mouth: roasted malt, chocolate milk, resinous hops, light coffee, roasting, finale in light roasted malt with presence of chocolate milk, lightly lactic, average carbonation, lightly acrid and bitter; overall: quite likable
Bouteille brune, 650 ml, bue avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 27 novembre 2009; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : malt rôti, chocolat au lait, houblon résineux, léger café, torréfaction; bouche : malt rôti, chocolat au lait, houblon résineux, léger café, torréfaction, finale en léger malt torréfié avec présence de lait au chocolat, légèrement lactique, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement âcre et amère; en résumé : bien aimé
Gethinbeer (2310) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared JoeMcPhee. Thank you. Deep ruby colour. Thin brown head with a clinging lace. Rich syrupy ale. Berries in the flavour. Deliciously made porter. Smooth texture and finish of coffee and malts.
mgermani (1002) - 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.