TheRatKing (53) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle into my traditional Tulip. Nice black ruby in colour, frothy tan head with good lacing. Aroma is quite nice; on the mild side, great sweetness, toasted caramel, vanilla. Mouthfeel is slightly oily, in a pleasant fashion, though very little in the way of carbonation. Flavours are a bit subdued; coffee and caramel, gentle sweetness balanced with good bitterness of oak. I have had better winter ales, but this is certainly one I’d not hesitate to have again.
rbrazell (1013) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Fermentation. Clear light brown pour with a small white head. Aroma is oaky, banana, caramel malts and molasses. Bland flavor with all the above mentioned descriptors. Medium light bodied with moderat carbonation.
RumRunner101 (412) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear caramel brown with a quick dissipating white head. Aroma is butterscotch and dried fruits. Flavour is light caramel with predominant fruity notes. The finish is a burnt caramel like sweetness. Not great for me.
solidfunk (1919) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is all barrel and no porter. Barrel is prominent but beer isn’t. Pours dark clear brown. Creamy head, ok lacing. Average carbonation, consistency. Tastes slightly bitter with some malt. Bottle.
sseb69 (1265) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille 330 ml. 7.4%. Couleur ambrée foncée, mousse beige mince. Arôme de bois, chocolat. En bouche, chêne, un peu de chocolat. Finale en bois, un peu mince. Un peu de fruits. Bonne.
stantheman (377) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Liquor Barn in North Burnaby. A dark reddish amber with a bit of head. Sweet caramel on the nose. The oak is there on the tastebuds for sure, along with caramel and a bit of fruit. Very enjoyable, but not great. 3.4.
Lagerboy (705) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear deep copper, foamy tan head fades quickly. Rich sweet malt aroma and taste, toffee, vanilla, and too much molasses. Softly carbed, medium bodied, low hopped. Silky, oaky thick with a dry burnt finish. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
fiulijn (12360) - Malmö, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Legacy Liquor Store, Vancouver
Beautiful dark mahogany color with small sized frothy head, short lived. Very light aroma of caramel. It has some caramel flavor, hints of mild chocolate, but the body is a bit too dry and thin, and there are traces of DMS; ordinary bitterness.
WheatKing (744) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Though I think marketing screwed up with the name... calling it a style which it’s clearly not makes the brewers look like they don’t know what they’re doing, when they obviously do... I still thought this was a good beer. Vanilla, toffee, oak, a bit of spiciness. Another good dessert beer from Innis and Gunn.
czar (2392) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours clear brown with a small beige head, little retention. some coffee with woody notes, caramel-toffee, some maple, booze, warming, grassy, soft carbonation, light body, peppery-grassy finish. far from a porter. still, not a drain pour.