Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brought home to GA from recent trip to the Taproom on Granville Island. Very easy to drink. Low ABV, slight caramel flavor. Was expecting more, but this was pretty good.
GRM (3762) - 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
Lubiere (12940) - 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.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2009 Oh! From an almost headless begining, the rest of this beer poured out into a very dark brown or darkest of dark amber, although not so dark that when held up to the light that you couldn’t detect some transparency. Aroma was not strong yet one could still discern some pleasing hints of dark chocolate. Taste featured again the chocolate along with perhaps burnt coffee and/or malts. Mouth was above average for a porter, being more robust than expected. Finish had some hoppy "bite". One of GI’s nicer seasonals of late, bettering some of their flops of recent years.
Gethinbeer (2452) - 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.
JoeMcPhee (9325) - 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.
robinvboyer (4170) - 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.
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hearty caramel and walnuts on the nose. Standard porter colour. Cocao, dust, some bitterness and a hint of vanilla in the mouth. Dry up front but some slight give in the throat. I got a little bit of cherry after about 5 mouthfulls...Not bad stuff.
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 (3840) - 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