Franckg (440) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Arômes de café, sucre, anis, pelures de pomnes. En bouche, goût prononcé de cassonade et de café latté froid. Des notes de bois brulé, chocolat et de mélasse se font sentir. La finale est brève, les saveurs de café au lait collent au palais. Le corps est bien rond, crémeux, doux et sucré. Le taux d’alcool bien caché.
BrewGoblin (545) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I said to my lovely girlfriend "Ummmm...my god....come be a part of this beer". She came in, sniffed curiously, took a sip and after a few deliciously girly coos and cahs said "I think that is my favourite beer I have ever had". And that folks, is the way she goes. I could go on about how it looks but I’d rather make it clear that I now feel like a dumb-dumb for having only got two bottles, one for now and one to cellar. The flavour is so damned wonderful that I don’t even feel like writing about all of the nuance about it. If you like fine, strong, scrumptious, roasty, dark beers and you are financially solvent and have access to an area that hovers around 10 degrees Celsius, do yourself a solid. Buy a case or two.
Krypter (3) - - MAR 7, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my perfect beer. Pours inky-black with a thin brown lace. Excellent mouthfeel and a medium-heavy body but without any syrupy consistency. Tastes of chocolate, cherries, brandy, almonds, sherry, molasses and strawberries, with a sweet though not cloying aftertaste. Well-balanced sweetness that doesn’t feel sugary or overpowering. Good medium-light fizziness, not overcarbonated, and a smooth mouthfeel.
Fantastic beer, one of the best porters in the world!
HippyHop (433) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is jet black with a reddish cap that sticks around for a bit and leaves some light lace. Nose is chocolate, dark cherries, molasses, vanilla, caramel, light coffee, wood and smoke. Taste is unabashedly sweet, yet somehow not heavy, and not at all cloying. It’s all chocolate and cherries and molasses, with a perfect balance of roasted malt bitterness on the finish. Alcohol is there for a bit of warmth, but otherwise so well-masked. Texture is pure velvet. It’s definitely intense, definitely a slow sipper, but it goes down so damn smooth. Epic stuff.
HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Basically perfect, rich velvety palate, fruity, chocolatey, a touch of coffee. Complex beer that really evokes "baltic porter" rather than just "imperial stout with a different name."
sir__v (1031) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home from HappyHoppy - Color: dark opaque black beer with small carbonation and small brown head. Smell: very intensive malt and ester smell it notes of roasted malt and vanilla. Black cherry balanced. Taste: very complex beer with good presence of mouth. Notes of malt and vanilla balance, notes of barrel. Aftertaste: strong malt wish with vanilla. Really amazing beer!
Stoned99 (483) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml 2010 bottle shared with friends. Thanks Jo. Aroma: caramel, vanilla, dark red fruits. App: dark reddish, no head. Taste and palate: licorice, medium sweetness.Overall: aged really well. So licorice.
Ferris (7582) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Deep dark chocolate. Jet black with a nice brown head. Molasses and sweet with a nice finish.
Frothmeister (630) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 Vintage. 750ml bottle. Sweet Jesus, this lives up to the hype! Pours black with a one finger mocha coloured head. Smells so damn good! Molasses, big chocolate and cocoa, caramel, light spearmint, butterscotch sauce, light Butter Rum Lifesavers, and some light dark coffee too. Taste wise, it’s sweet, medium bodied with caramel, molasses, alcohol, dates, raisin, and light amaretto that heads into some strong dark roast coffee notes, roasty malts, light ash, and a bitter finish that showcases more dark roast coffee. I’ve never had this fresh out of the bottle, so I don’t know if it’s the age that is helping it out, but this is flat out awesome. This beer makes the world a better place. I’m sure of it! Drive to Quebec right now, and stock up.
pictoman (761) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the tap. Dark brown with dissipating light tan head. Tobacco, mild coffee, some chocolate and leather, sweet molasses. Excellent beer.