Tessic (1045) - Brantford, Ontario, - JAN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This porter poured a deep dark amber colour with a rocky, tan coloured head. Scents include smoke, roasted malts and cereal. First swig was delicious with flavours of smoke, dark caramel, a hint of cocoa and grassy hops. Low carbonation and a thick mouthfeel. Finish is sweet with lasting flavours of smoke and sweet syrup.
a_sully (446) - - OCT 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick off white head. Light brown body aroma is slightly sweet aroma with a hint of grain. Taste is sweet with hints of coffee and grain
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ametras (1347) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. Dark brown with a foamy beige head. Flavors are light smoke, roasted cereals, ash, marshmallows, maple and earth with fruity, woodsy and metallic notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture.
punkska101 (1763) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with dad A: chocolate, light licorice, molasses, a touch of smoke, brown sugar, earthy hops App: dark brown border brown smallish beige head. T/p: med body with short to moderate long bitter finish. Soft to moderate carbonation. O: a little too sweet for my liking for the style. Smoke is barely noticeable, it’s perfectly balanced for me. Good.
crazy_cat_lady (397) - - SEP 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2016 Bottle in Brew Box. Very dark with light brown head. Smells like almost burnt toast, caramel, some cola. Quite strong Smokey flavour with some almost burnt toast. Someone else mentioned flat cola and that fits some of what I taste (I like flat pop sometimes). Not very bubbly, rather flat. A bit sweet for a porter, and lacks the biscuit and bitterness of a typical porter. Not bad, but a bit off for the style.
portwood (190) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell: chocolate, coffee, sweet smoke.
Taste: roasted grains, molasses, smooth carbonation.
Finish: bittersweet, caramel, subtle smoke, semi-sweet chocolate.
(tasted, 06/09/16, bottle bb 06/26/16)
Kauge (1619) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from LCBO. BB Jul 2016. Pours dark brown with smallish light tan head. The aroma’s rather sweet, molasses, syrup, chocolate fudge, and only then some hinting smoky notes and a bit of roastiness. Tastes very sweet, excessively even, fudgy, and the roast and smokiness is in the background. The flat cola mentioned below is spot on. Very modest carbonation, dryish on the palate, abrupt and hollow in the finish. Not what I was expecting - too sweet, and the smokiness is really too mild in this one.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where and how: b. 650 ml
Aroma: nice blend of pit fire and dark malts, good depth. Solid aroma with nice character to it.
Top: medium plus tanned head, creamy with lace and rings.
Base: dark brown
Palate : medium bodied with average finish.
Taste: tad too sweet, brown sugars, caramel with smoke, Flat cola in the mid. Bitter walls.
other notes if you consider what aroma presented you might be tad disappointed with its flavor.
GlennHendry (302) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks great. Chocolate and roasted malts on the nose and more of the same on the tongue. Really smooth. Just became my #1 Porter.
sandricdoliba (1) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Subtle smokiness blends well with chocolate and vanilla. Medium to light body that definitely covers up the 6.5%. A surprisingly easy drinking beer.
pats (1) - - MAY 19, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
pours well with a nice tan head, great smoky flavours with hints of espresso and chocolate, very smooth for a 6.5 percent