Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown porter with a thin brown head. A sweet candy bottle cap aroma with cola and chinotto character, pleasant. In mouth, strange mix of cloves, chocolate, cinnamon, powdery mix of spices, interesting but not excellent. Cask Days 2013.
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery store at last Project X. A porter smell, initially, more pumpkin in aroma as it warmed to room temperature. Dark brown and lacey. Pumpkin in the taste and a spicy finish. Fairly smooth and would be great if even a thicker porter. A little astringent and dextrose, still decent drinkability.
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark brown pour with a thick tan head. The nose is quite spicy and mocha-laden with a nice creamy palate. Silky and spicy without any astringency and a lovely soft fruitiness. Silken palate with just the faintest hint of roasted malt.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012-10-31. Black body with a nice creamy tan head. 4+ Flavour is lovely, lots of fruity pumpkin up front, mild malty character, then spices in the finish and aftertaste. 7+ Super smooth average plus bodied palate feels like it might be on nitrogen. 3+ Aroma of fruity pumpkin, odd sort musty touch, muted dusty malt, modest spices. 7+ Very nice, the spices work very nicely with the other flavours. I’d like a fuller body personally, but you can’t argue with the creamyness of it. Lovely stuff. On tap at Bar Hop, Toronto
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
October 31, 2012 - on draught at the Bar Hop Black & Orange Fest. Clear and deep ruby-black with a large and lasting milky/creamy tan head (4+). Aroma is soo smooth, and layered: pumpkin spices, then actual slightly earthy pumpkin malt (not too sweet), then comes a lovely subtle medium roast dry nutshell/coffee malt - maybe a touch of herbal bittering, not much alcohol - splendid aroma, very spicy (8+) - taste follows, incredibly well balanced - I had two of these, and it just seemed better the more I drank, smooth as glass, no booziness, overt sweetness, bitterness, everything seemed in perfect harmony - first I thought "pumpkin beer with some roast" then it was "dry-ish porter with some pumpkin" then I said screw it, just DRINK. Thick, creamy, airy, no bitter aftertaste at all, it just slid off the palate - I really think this is the best new Ontario beer for me in 2012. Superb - and Mike L, in my opinion it was worth all the hassle you went through to make it!!
blankboy (6046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at ’Great Lakes Project X’ at Milos’, London, ON. Nov. 17. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a small long-lasting creamy beige head and good lacing on the glass. Amazing aroma of pumpkin, vanilla, spices, roasted malt, ginger, chocolate, some sweetness and much more. Flavour of lightly roasted malt, chocolate, ginger and more spices, pumpkin and cream -- it’s quite creamy. Medium bodied. This was amazing and definitely my favourite pumpkin beer I’ve ever had.
mabel (5762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[4911-20121031] Tap. Fragrant spicy fruit aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy light tan head. Cinnamony gingerbread spice roast chocolate flavour with a pleasant spicy aftertaste. Medium-full body is quite creamy. Wow, lovely! (7+/5/7/4/16) 3.9
(@ Bar Hop, Toronto, ON)
GRM (2985) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glass, 4-ounce, cask, Cask Days at Toronto, savoured on October 19 2013; eye: dark brown, opaque, no effervescence, tiny sheet of beige head, no lacing; nose: roasted barley, nutmeg, ginger, caramel, clove; mouth: roasted barley, nutmeg, ginger, caramel, clove, slight burnt, finale in roasted barley with presence of clove, medium body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: different
Verre, 4 onces, en cask, Cask Days à Toronto, savourée le 19 octobre 2013; œil : brun foncé, opaque, pas d’effervescence, petite couverture de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, muscade, gingembre, caramel, clou de girofle; bouche : orge torréfiée, muscade, gingembre, caramel, clou de girofle, très léger brûlé, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence de clou de girofle, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : différent
Johnsense (799) - - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a thin layer of off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin, spices cola(?) slightly leathery. Pumpkin really comes out in the aroma as this warms. Taste of a spicier pumpkin pie, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, Nutmeg. Roasted malt finishes. Very smooth. Creamy mouthfeel. If this were bottled next September/October I’d be in for a case.
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mini tasting at Samy’s. I love pumpkin ales, and was intrigued by this porter. Nice aroma, slight pumpkin, more intense spice. Nuanced slightly sweet pumpkin flavours.