mcberko (4806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle, pours black with an amber tinge with a small beige head. Aroma of sweetened malts, light caramel malts, and a little cocoa. Flavour brings out caramel, sweet malts, a little cocoa, and some dry notes. Norma’s sweet as I expected, but it is very malt-heavy. Nice stuff.
DocJitsu (589) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark ruby brown color with a large, long-lasting mocha-colored head. Sorghum and chocolate liqueur on the nose. Mouthfeel is moderately thick with a bit of liveliness getting expressed mid-way through. The fizzy feature settles the longer the beer warms. Cherry, fig, chocolate, sour wood, and sorghum flavors. All sort of occurring simultaneously. Very complex brew.
dfinney23 (1248) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a thin tan head. Complex aroma and taste -- chocolate, toffee, roasted malt, dark fruit, woodiness. Very nice.
gramity (1217) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark poter with a thick lacing moka head. Nice roasted malts and chocolate aroma, with molasses, and dark fruits. In mouth, a nice soothing and silky chocolate with discreet roasted character, woody, bitter, and coffee grounds. Rich and complex porter.
slimspady (128) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, black, thin ring of tan head. Aroma is slight burnt malts. Taste kicks you in the teeth. Wow. Coffee, smokey, malty bitterness. Hops kick in late. Very good.
andrewturba (729) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque brown/black with a moderate long lasting light brown head and little lace. Aroma is french oak, vanilla, rich maltiness, toast, caramel, toffee, cocoa, raisins, prunes, plums and a mild alcohol underneath it all. Flavour is roasted malt just short of being burnt, oak, rich maltiness, cocoa, light bitterness(mixture of dark malts and hops) and some light alcohol warming nicely in the mix.
Reimer96 (838) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a frothy brown hat. Aroma sweet dark dried fruit, oak, cocoa, roasted malts and slight alcohol. Taste is roasted malts, dark dried fruits, cocoa and a nice bitter/alcohol warming in the palate. Excellent balance of all flavors.
Jokine (51) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great Porter. Lighter then expected mouthfeel with 7.9 abv. The warming does come in after swallowing however. Lots of chocolate and coffee, like it should have. Also caramel, toffee, some molasses, and maybe a hint of prune. Best Porter I’ve had so far.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours is black with light brown head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted grains, light cocoa. Not getting much from the nose. Taste has more presence than the nose with some chocolate, light coffee notes, smoke, a bit of dark fruits, light vanilla, . Nice medium-full body and medium carbonation. Well drinkable for the abv.
eric_victor (57) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Close to black with one finger of frothy tan head that slowly recedes to a fine layer on top. Slightly sweet chocolate aroma. Sweetness lingers with a nice bitter finish. Something to look forward to each spring.