blipp (7603) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Sweet and roasty malty aroma with some caramel. The flavor has roasted malts, dark fruits, toast, and a light malty sweetness. Well balanced. Nice.
BREWMUSKCLES (2473) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
watery and light body with low carbonation. a bit of nut and sweetness in some Colombian coffee flavor. no hint of alcohol. I really did not get anything else out of this one.
vtafro (5535) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Rattle ’N’ Hum. Black pour with some tan head. Wood, roasted, nutty and light smoke tones. Finish is dry.
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark porter with a very thin moka head. A sweet bready chocolate aroma, musky, smooth alcohol notes, dark fruits, a bit of wet dough. In mouth, a smooth sweet chocolate with maraschino cherries, plums, some bananas, lingering coffee bitterness, dry and sustained. On tap at St-Bock, April 23rd, 2011.
sseb69 (1716) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 750 ml. 8%. Couleur brune-noire foncé rougeâtre. Mousse beige. Arôme de porto, malt, un peu de caramel-chocolat En bouche, douce, un peu vineuse, un peu de sucre, moins de choclat et café que je pensais...je peut même dire qu’elle me fait penser à un Barley Wine...très bonne.
SrSilliGose (3327) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from secret santa. THanks! bread pudding, some grapey plum character. milk chocolate. a bit bready. good.
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by lushawn the night before Dark Lord Day- thanks, Shawn! Pours a deep cola brown color with a big tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, root beer, rust, and dark chocolate. Flavor of sweet and roasted malts, brown sugar, dark chocolate, and earth. Light-medium bodied with surprisingly sharp carbonation and a soda-like mouthfeel. Decent Baltic porter but something seemed off in the way this was carbonated.
Boutip (5465) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep black color ale with nice light brown foamy head with good retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of rich black chocolate with light residual sugar notes. Taste is also a great mix between some rich black chocolate with light roasted notes. Body is bit thin for style with great carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed with great drinkability factor.
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. pours pitch black with a thin moka head. aroma is loaded with chocolate and smoke. taste is too sweet for my liking, but the chocolate is definately there in a good way. not much bitterness. body is thin for the style. not a bad beer, but nothing special either.
jredmond (6938) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Ginger Man NYC with Streets, Andrew and Brendan. Pours a dark brown body with thin lacing. Aroma is slightly smoky. Mouthfeel is smooth with sweet notes of oak. Great Porter