Tessic (816) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This porter poured a black colour with a tan coloured, rocky head. Light lacing. To the nose there are scents of caramel, coffee, cocoa and cereal. First sip was smooth and slightly bitter with strong flavour of coffee and burnt caramel. Finish is very lightly hoppy with the burnt flavour lingering on the palate.
bmc123 (2) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice dark almost black colour. Taste is rich and caramel-chocolaty with hints of sweet sugar form kilned malt. Very nice Porter.
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) clear, dark brown colour with small tan head; aroma of roast, coffee; balanced, dry flavour, coffee is not overpowering like in many similar beers
solidfunk (3023) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hard taste of smoked barbeque. There is little or no sourness in this porter, and the mocha taste a dead giveaway. It’s pretty decent - had it on tap. Been thinking about buying the bottle at licbo for a while but at ten bucks it’s fairly expensive...esp when trappist triples are going for six/seven bucks
bortology (35) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smokey mocha flavor, thinner body, bitter sweet.
I like it. I have yet to find a beer from Lake of Bays that I didn’t like.
greglikesbeer (34) - Ancaster, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with moderate beige head. Phenomenal coffee aroma. Surprising light-bodied beer - coffee and chocolate flavors, slightly acidic. Coffee flavor lingers through the finish. Okay, easy-drinking beer.
TaktikMTL (5552) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
En fût, cask. Verre de dégustation au Beau’s Oktoberfest 2011 (Vankleek Hill, ONT). Arôme: Légère odeur de café et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe de chocolat et de noix. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #3968)
asheft (2447) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[cask at Beau’s Oktoberfest]
Nice roasty aroma of coffee and vanilla and hazelnut. Almost opaque, dark brown with large bubbles. Slightly tangy mocha with a good bitter and chocolate balance, though a bit on the dry side. Light body, low carbonation, slight dark malt bitter finsh. Not amazing, but very good.
neuromatt (1021) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a snifter. Pours black with a small tan head. The head fades quickly to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are notes of coffee and roasted malts, along with a hint of herbal hops. The flavour is slightly dry throughout, with roast malts and coffee. There is a touch of herbal hops to provide balance. The finish is moderate in length and herbal, with coffee notes. On the palate, it is medium in body, with a dryish texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a fairly unremarkable coffee porter. Drinkable, but not exceptional. 2011-10-20
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from LCBO #200. A deep chestnut/cola pour with one finger of sticky mocha froth. There is a lot of coffee in the nose, and it is complimented by an earthy dark chocolate alongside dried cocoa powder. About as sweet as 70-80% cocoa chocolate, with a lot of bitterness and similar dryness.Medium bodied, very creamy, dry finish with dark chocolate bitterness linger. Wonderful.