pintbypint (1975) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml clear bottle. medium brown with a bit of red in it. Whitish cap that thins out quite a bit to leave only a ring in the glass. A few random streaks of lacing but nothing major. Nose has notes of chocolate, molasses, and a slight bit of dark fruitiness. Taste has some roasted notes, chocolate, light grains, mild sweet notes. Dryish end, traces of chocolate, crystal malt hang around, not a ton of oak character. Hides the 7.45 abv well. Body is medium, tight carbonation. Overall not bad, but pretty simplistic.
Sammy (7034) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A fairly basic porter, courtesy of the LCBO. Pours slightly brown without a lasting head. Slight molasses smell. A tad light mouthfeel. Not very interesting or that drinkable.
HeistAlmighty (816) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Colour is more of a really dark amber or copper than the brown /black I’d expect for a porter. Aroma is fruit, vanilla, earthy hops, hint of chocolate. Earthy and fruity, some more vanilla in the taste. Pretty thin for a porter. Overall, strikes more more of a strong brown, but not so much a porter.
gramity (1054) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruity and chocolaty notes and nice bitterness. Lacking the full body of a porter, but a nice flavor. Brownish red in color with a fading white head.
sulawang (408) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours dark cola brown with a small dissipating head, ringed retention, lots of active streams, some thin lacing. Sweet malts and a hint of cola on the nose.
Attack: aggressive 9/10-sweetness mixed with detectable alcohol
Mid-palate: malts, rum-like alcohol (from the molasses), cola, traces of nutmeg, light roast, mushroom earthiness
Finish: persistent alcohol detection, mildly hopped med-bitter finish.
I have to say the mid to finish flavour is quite flat. It’s not all that exciting and is best had with a meal.
keepersj12 (2242) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have to disagree with my comrades on this one. I found it very well done. Pours a not so dark brown with a tan head. The aroma had some roast malt and wood, a hint of chocolate, and smoke. The flavor was very similar with a nice long lasting finish.
gunnfryd (8554) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is butterscotsch, roasted malt, licorice. flavour is sweet, butterscotsch, vanilla, malt, hop, licorice, dried fruits. Medium body. Ordinary beer.
back (792) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rødgylden klar skum hvid
Lakrids vanille riste malt choklade
Bitter lidt sød moderat
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rodenbach99 (2508) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Petite bouteille de 330ml. achetée en Ontario par Patrick. Merci. Bière brune cuivrée avec une mousse brune mince. Nez de whiskey et de chocolat, l’alcool est désagréable. La bouche est un peu sucrée avec des notes d’alcool et des whiskey. Trop mordante. Pas pour moi, pas un Porter non plus.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Porter? Nonsense. Translucent red with small white head. Aroma of cloying sugars and some light biscuit. Flavor is very similar, and offers over the top cloying sweetness and little else. This is not good. Period.