tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong fruity and chocolate aroma. Opaque black body is topped by a very weak and large bubbled head. Plenty of roasted malts with a sour cherry undertone that works with the bittersweet chocolate character. Medium full body with very low carbonation. I don’t think this bottle is at it’s best... Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at the brewery in July 2008.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in colour with a thin beige coloured head, no lacing. The aroma was sweet with some light chocolate, very faint hops, some burnt malts. The flavour is sweet and incredibly smooth, some coffee, roasted malts, very light alcohol. Sweet mouthfeel, medium body, medium/light carbonation. Finishes long, dry with some hops.
A good porter, very light alcohol in the flavour but it never becomes a distraction, good balance.
Bottle at Mondial 2008, Montreal, Quebec.
Sampled on May 30, 2008.
blankboy (7076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (500ml) at Volo, shared with garthicus & GregClow. Pours a very dark orange-brown with an average size semi-lasting foamy tan head. Slightly subtle aroma of roasted malt, a hint of sourness (or metal), some coffee and chocolate. Flavour of roasted malt with notes of chocolate, dark fruit and the aforementioned metal/sourness. Dry, roasty finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good, not great.
martin21 (155) - Quebec city, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Noire, avec reflets roux lorsqu a la lumiere. Collet qui disparait vite, manque de corps. On discerne facilement l alcool. Gout aciduler peu interessant.
Black with auburn highlights. Thin head that fades away fast. Alcohol taste is detectable. Unpleasant acidic taste.
On tap at Bieres et saveurs and 500ml bottle.
Oakes (14844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Volo courtesty Hogtown and tupalev. Near black with a thin head. Fairly chocolatey, with some cocoa and gutted nuts. Tart body with some chocolate, some nuts and cherry. Too much tartness keeps this beer from doing much of anything to interest me, sa the other flavours all become obfuscated.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Volo. Opaque black with nice head. Some cherry pit and clean metals in the complex nose. Soft, low carbonation. Smooth. Licorice, soya, resin, balsamic, sour cherry. Gorgeous!
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Verre de 4 oz, d’un fût à la brasserie. Arômes de torréfaction et d’alcool. Robe noire, légèrement translucide, peu de mousse. Plutôt mince et douce en entrée de bouche, la torréfaction se manifeste en arrière-goût et est accompagnée par l’acool. Ce dernier est relativement apparent.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[1442-20080531] Bottle. Boozy roast malt aroma has lots of wood. Dark brown red body with a quick foamy light tan head. Flavour has a little watery banana. Medium body. Interesting.
(5T @ Mondial; Montreal, QC)
Beerdedone (3162) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at 08 vt beer fest. Pours a dark brown/black with a khaki head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a hint of molasses. Flavor follows the aroma with a touch of fruit and has a dry and bitter finish.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the 2008 VT Brewers Fest - Poured a very dark brown/black in color with a small tan head. Small lacing on the glass. Aroma was heavy with roasted malts and dark fruit. Flavor was roasty with lots of fruitiness. Slightly sour and astringent at the end. Good beer, not a great one...