dfearnley (965) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster
Coffee, chocolate, caramel, biscuit, and oats. Silky black, creamy tan head. Dark chocolate, coffee, and oats.
Karol (641) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tapped at the Barhop in Toronto/Canada. Pitch black color when flash lighted. Beige head. I can’t remember the aroma anymore, because we got a bit drunk that evening. Taste however was a balanced mild taste of dark chocolate, coffee beans and the oatmeal gave a kind of tasty smoothness. Overall a very good brew!
neongolden (409) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(On tap at the brewpub, Mar 8 2014) Pours a very dark brown with a small pale tan cap of tiny bubbles. Aroma of roast malt, a little coffee, slightly nutty. On the palate, dark malt provides initial sweetness alongside a medium roast, some chocolate. The oats make themselves known mid-palate with a dry cereal character, along with some hop bitterness towards the finish that cuts right through the malt sweetness. The finish is very dry and oaty with a bit of roast. Fairly full-bodied for a porter thanks to oats, a little creamy, soft carb. I like the notion but thought the oats ended up killing a bit of the flavour later on. Still pretty good.
Bendrixian (1106) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at beerbistro, so it was served a little bit too cold, as all their beers seem to be. Pours jet black and has mocha, espresso and oatmeal like notes on the aroma. similar mocha, roast and oats on the flavour profile make this a darn tasty beer.
pushkinwow (2006) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub. Nice dark brown with beige head. Welcoming roasted malt with a bit of nutiness and coffee, smooth, moderate carbonation and body, chocolate and dry malt on the finish. Good porter.
sudomorph (600) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Days 2013. Not sure if it’s bourbon aged. Pours a very dark brown with a a few bubbles around the ring.
Aroma has hints of booze, caramel, and roasted malts.
Taste is sweet but not unbalanced. Medium sweet/bitter aftertaste.
Low-medium body and carbonation. Overall not bad. A bit thin with not much but a boozy flavor. Might order again to retry.
AdamsBeer (12) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at bar volo. pours with very dark head, nice dark brown appearance. accompanied with some sharp cheese which brought out the warmth of the beer and all the caramel flavours.
"down the gullet."
TaktikMTL (5753) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. En fût, verre de dégustation au Beau’s Oktoberfest 2012 (Vankleek Hill, ONT). Arôme: Légère odeur de torréfaction et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de torréfaction et de chocolat avec une pointe de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #4568)
Radek Kliber (6457) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Volo
Aroma: mid intensity, frontal roast, some chocolate followed. Smooth with good depth. 7+
Look: poured dark brown with lighter top.
Taste / Palate etc.: grainy, husky, tad metallic. Thinner walls with finish. Dark roast, tad rough. Softer s it warms up (finish). Late hop follow up.
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Bar Hop. Quite balanced, alcohol not overpowering at 6.9%, chocolate quite noticeable.