Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Days 2011
Aroma strong cask character up front, hints of vanilla, slight roast, alcohol warmth with fruity sourness behind.
Appearance dark brownish black. Rocky tanned top. 3+
Flavor and Palate : medium full bodied. Strong influence of cask (Bourbon?0. fruity feel noted in mid palate. Sweet hints followed. Chocolate with dark malts sitting behind. Gentle alcoholic warmth slowly creeps in with slight dryness to it.
neuromatt (954) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Cask Days 2011 at Hart House, served in an English pint glass. Pours black with a small rocky tan head. The head mostly remains and leaves a small amount of lace. On the nose, there is a huge oak presence, along with roasty notes of chocolate and coffee, earth and just a touch of hops. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout, with a touch of bitterness entering towards the end. Much of the nose comes through in the body. The finish is long and malty with herbal hops. On the palate, it is full in body with a syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice barrel aged version of a very fine Baltic porter. There was a bit too much oak for my taste, but it was still very tasty. 2011-10-30
robinvboyer (2765) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask days 2011.
Typical pour, big bourbon woody aroma. Loads of burnt malt, soy, and coffee, with that typical trois mousquetaire sweetness to the malt profile. Light fruit, and quite a bit more roasted malts. The finish is quite sweet, and woody with a little vanilla. The more is warms the boozier it gets and whoa does the bourbon really come through and overpower. Nice stuff but a little rough around the edges.
swoopjones (4940) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask days 2011, dark black with darker tan head, big notes of roastd maltiness, vanilla, wood, booze, bourbon, sweet & rich maltiness. Complex flavors. Bourbon notes were extremely dominate here, almost too much IMO. Big flavors. Very impressive but a bit much
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011-10-30. Dark black body with a modest frothy tan head. Rich malty character, vanilla wod notes. 8+ Aroma is similarly rich dark malt and sweet woody overtones, touches of sweet bourbon or wood. 7+ Medium to full bodied palate. Not the most complex but richly delicious. "Barrel Aged Baltic Porter", Cask Days 2011, Toronto
garthicus (2480) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask. Appearance: pitch black. Motor oil, tiny bubbly brown head. Aroma: wow, barrel ! Lots of wood, a little red wine, rich chocolate. Flavour: rich and berry like, thick mouthfeel, really rich, really wood/barrel like, long wood and liquor finish.
GRM (2703) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass, 5 ounces, during the 2011 Festibière de Québec, savoured on September 2 2011; eye: dark brown, opaque, no effervescence, tiny ring of brown head; nose: roasted malt, soy sauce, brown sugar, caramel, candied fruits, light tobacco, alcohol; mouth: roasted malt, soy sauce, brown sugar, caramel, candied fruits, light tobacco, alcohol, alcohol warmth, finale in roasted malt with presence of alcohol, full body, not much carbonation, rather sweet, liqueur-like texture; overall: quite fine
Verre, 5 onces, durant le Bières et saveurs de Chambly, savourée le 2 septembre 2011; œil : brune foncée, opaque, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse brune; nez : malt torréfié, sauce soya, cassonade, caramel, fruits confits, léger tabac, alcool; bouche : malt torréfié, sauce soya, cassonade, caramel, fruits confits, léger tabac, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, finale en malt torréfié avec présence d’alcool, corsée, peu carbonatée, plutôt sucrée, texture liquoreuse; en résumé : bien bon