Dickinsonbeer (5076) - 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 (2621) - 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 (394) - 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 (1982) - 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 (178) - 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 canít say I was blown away by it, although it is a very nicely brewed beer and my first introduction to the style.
punkska101 (728) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml dark brown bottle bought @ Grand Duc : Dense black, solid beige head that last , coffee / moka in nose, a touch of acidity balance by chocolate note
JoeMcPhee (8054) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Vices et Versa. Deep brown black beer with a bit of ruddy/ruby highlights. The aroma is surprisingly clean. Light molasses and a soft dried plumminess in the nose. Very plummy and toasty, but it doesnít have much roasted character at all. As it warms, it really opens up. Loads of clean, well-lagered dark sweetness. Some treacle and a bit of fudgey chocolate character. Very, very clean palate. Light lingering roast. Very complex with a nice mix of figs and dark malts and a clean finish. One of the better Baltic Porterís Iíve had in quite some time.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, Mondiale 09. Very dark brown, creamy dark head. Oily roast aroma. Great taste - soft mouthfeel, slightly syrupy, Acidic and smooth. Very easy to drink for this style. Excellent.
bedainedebiere (499) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, although the label says 500ml, seen for the first time today in BDF, sold at 9,29$. Strong aroma, sweet, smokey, not too much to my liking. Taste is of roasted sweet malt, figs, black licorice, some fruityness, notes of smoke, pleasing, neither too harsh nor too heavy, with Texture is not too thick without being watery, pretty well-balanced. Moderate hop bitterness and roasted malt lingering in aftertaste. Goes down very well at 8 %, being not too high in ABV. Well done, enjoyable, expensive and quite worth it.