robinvboyer (3407) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Licorice, anise, sweet roasted malts, touch of coffee. A little on the sweet side. Carb is way too high, nice mouth feel, a touch wattery in the finish.
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark dark brown color with a light brown head. Smells of caramel Ann’s chocolate. Taste is similar. Chose this beer because it was made in Canada. Delicious coffee aftertaste.
georgebrassin (176) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml Bottle. Hazy black with large beige head. Aroma is chocolate, licorice, with some hint of coffee. Medium body with fizzy bubbles. Taste is coffee and chocolate. Good one.
DerWeg (1548) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2010 NEW RATE - Opaque brown with creamy tan ring, nutty fruity aroma, taste is deeply sweet with a core of fruit and malt, light acidity plays out berry skins, and there is some leomon and grape and a hint earth, this would age quite well. ** OLD RATE - Brown look with small white head. Aroma lightly sweet with herbal and coffee notes. Lots of sweet tastes of malt, dark sugars, etc. Has some character of red wine and hint of coffee, very interesting! 7 4 7 3 12 = 3.3
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Mondial 2010. Pours a deep dark woody slight hazed brown with a decent lasting head. Aroma is very sweet, brown sugar, caramel malts, molasses, toasty nutty chocolate, spices, herbs and earthy notes with maple sugar. Flavor is maple, earth, big toast and leather with nutty dark chocolate, oily hints, tobacco leaf, sharp caramelized buttery toffee, tons of licorice and anise seed spice- moderately clean in the end though.
PWheatley (119) - , Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
75cl bottle. Pours very dark, black even with a small tan head. Aroma is black licorice no hops to be smelt. Mouth feel is sticky and sweet. Over all an ok porter, but not that great.
probstblueribbon (3243) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml bottle via julienhuxley, shared with Billy, served cool in a tuumbler. NO21/09.
App.: Deep brown-black, so-so tan head.
Aroma: INFECTED! Unpleasant organic acids, some nice deep malts underneath (the silver lining), generally bad.
Palate: Medium+ body, gentle carbonation.
Flav.: Some nice black coffee and dark chocolate notes, light fruitiness, marred by infection; lightly sweet, low bitterness inappropriate tang.
Quite unfortunate. Needs to be re-rated.
lefossoyeur (490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep brown with a small tan head.
Cherry nose with some small berries. Medium bodied with an unpleasant finish with its slightly tart fruitiness. Rather simple. I had a hard time finishing my glass.
Served on tap at Vices et Versa, Montreal
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle- A decided deep opaque black, with a frothy mocha cap, with nice lace. Smokey chocolate aroma with coffee and lactic qualities, and a bit of herbal hops. Sweet molasses and dark chocolate meet bittering hops, but the molasses is too much for me. Syrupy and sweet beyond my liking, but with an enjoyable smokey roasty finish that only has a touch of funky sourness. Ok.
Lanchester (189) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Vices et Versa in a 12 oz tulip glass. Jet black in color with a thin ring of tan head. Has an aroma of coffee with chocolate and a touch of smokiness. The beer is quite thin-bodied yet smooth on the palate, notes of earthiness and bitter chocolate prevail. Finishes dry but leaves a refreshing impression on account of the light texture. I can’t say I was blown away by it, although it is a very nicely brewed beer and my first introduction to the style.