Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2008
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Mail order. Oil black with thin head. Aroma of roast coffee, malty flavor. Sort of chocolate overtones at the finish. Nice one.
Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown almost black. Small head which sort of suprised me. Aroma of flavour of roasted malts, coffee, molasses, black licorice, chocolate. Finish is a roasted bitter taste. Pretty damn good porter.
coldbrewky (1411) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A special treat from reakt in trade. A honey sweetness and reminder of fall in the nose. Pours dark....drk as a black steers toucous on a moonless prarie night. A reserved tight dense tan head sits upon the viscous liquid as if placed there by studious and certain hands. (feel free to use that one in yer ads Mr. Brewmaster). I will not bother to go into particulars about this lovely brew other than to say only the English are able to achieve this level of perfection with dark beers. My desire has been satieated. Again, reakt sank the Bismark with sending this one to me, so..... "The Hood found the Bismark and on that fatal day.....The Bismark started firing from 15 miles away! We’ve gotta sink the Bismark was the battle sound...but when the smoke had cleared away the mighty Hood went down." Ahhh Johnny Horton.
mullet2007 (209) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - NOV 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice deep dark brown, nearly completely opaque with a thin creamy pale brown head. Smell is very prominent, lots of roasted malts. Some dark chocolate, some coffee, and a hint of raisins. Fllavour is very sweet at first, and a nice bit fruity too. Finish is bitter like coffee and dark roasted malt. Not much to speak of as far as hops go. It’s nice and chewy in the mouth, maybe a touch over carbonated. Nice beer though.
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch dark black with small creamy tan head that thins quickly. Faint roasted nut and molasses aroma. Carbonated dark burnt roasted bittersweet chocolate. Light on flavour with a bittersweet burnt roast aftertaste.
Strangebrewer (794) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2008
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Pours dark ruby-brown with almost no head, aroma of burnt raisons. A bit flat, sweet, malty licorice and metallic. Finishes like bitter black coffee. Definetly not for me.
Ported (67) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, thin tan head. Fairly mild flavour, roated malts, hint of coffee, chocolate, brown sugar. Was hoping for some more punch. Very easy going.
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’ve had this before and remembered it being better. Aroma is a of roasted malts and molasses and taste is all molasses. I don’t get any coffee type flavours but just a hint of bitter chocolate. Somewhat astringent with thin body. Cheers!
matt7215 (2111) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle from the LCBO. pours deep reddish/brown with a nice tan head that lingers and laces. the aroma is quite fruity with a touch of roasted malt. very thin flavours with roasted malt making up most of the flavour. thin and in need of hops. not a good buy at $3.95 per 500 ml bottle.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very deep ruby in colour with a thin but lingering tan coloured head, excellent lacing. The aroma has some light sweetness, light roast, some chocolate, raisins and molasses. The flavour is again lightly roasty, high sweetness, a bit watery with some chocolate and liquorice. Roasty but watery mouthfeel, medium/light body, medium carbonation. Finishes thin.
While this was somewhat roasty, it was quite thin. It was okay but I guess that I just wanted more.
500ml bottle from LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario.
Opened on March 2, 2008.
Best before June 2008.