RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very herbaceous aroma. pretty good porteresque taste. it was better as it warmed up, a little too sweet for my liking though. very heavy mouthfeel which I liked, almost like syrup
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Man the LCBO on Howard really got some great stuff in. This is the 3rd beer Iíve found in the top 99%. Very very dark brown pour, hazy with a tan head. Strong raisin and berry scent. Thick sweet mouth. Lots of caramel, roast and smoke. Dark sweet and rich is the best I can describe this. Rather nice. I think I would prefer just a touch less sweet. The one thing I really donít taste is anything boozy which is surprising based on the percentage.
thorongil2 (2442) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
(bottle) very dark brown with small brown head; aromas of coffee, fruit; rich balanced flavour, long light bitter finish; excellent
robinvboyer (4185) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Loads of sweet malts, sweet burnt malts, fruit,and an odd olive oil aroma. Very sweet flavor more of this semi tart roasted malt. Very good mouthfeel, a touch oily. Great roasty finish, lots of espresso, and burnt malts. A nice porter, but not great.
greglikesbeer (35) - Ancaster, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep black with a rich, thick brown head. Sweet chocolate and roasted malt aromas. Bittersweet taste with roasted malt and chocolate flavors with a hit of alcohol. Lingering smokey finish is quite satisfying.
Great beer, amazing flavor profile!
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - OCT 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh my god! These Chocodiles, Francine. Oh my god, these Chocodiles, Oh my God. Is pretty much what comes to mind when I drink this beer, but change chocodiles to Porter Baltique, and Francine to Les Trois Mousquettaires. . . .doesnít really have the same kind of flow, but iím sure you get the picture. This beer is epic. Pours thick and dark, pretty much motor oil. The aroma is really good, well made coffee, chocolate, something sour....black currents? molasses, awesomeness. The flavour is equally as awesome, coffee, chocolate, raisins, red wine, cherries, black currants, more chocolate and anise in the finish. Flippin fantastic.
MichaelLawrie (51) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was good. Lots of dried fruit, chocolate and brown sugar in the aroma with a bit of a herbal/spicy note. It is quite sweet and quite boozy. I split the 750ml bottle with a friend and would happily have drunk another.
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle Well...this is probably one of my favourite porter/stouts Iíve yet had. Itís a beautiful beer in a beautiful bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma is earthy and hoppy with a lot of warm chocolate in there. In the mouth itís silky and rich...chocolate, hops, earth, dirt, roasted malt sweetness. A little bit of alcohol but itís in the backbone. Everything in itís right place. "Like bathing in honey."
C2H5OH (64) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 Grande Cuvťe. Pours a deep, dark brown with a small coffee coloured head. Nose is blackcurrant, cherry, chocolate, and raisin. Simple and subdued, but pleasant. Mouth feel is medium-thin and very dry with good carbonation. Taste-wise, very sweet with roasted malts and dark fruit up front: blackcurrant, cherries, and black grapes; very winy. Underneath lies cherry syrup, black licorice, coffee, burnt toast, dark chocolate, a hint of smoke, and a slight metallic note. Booziness is pleasant, warming and hidden very nicely by the sweetness. Finish is long, dry and nicely bitter. A very delicious dessert brew.
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
10.0% ABV (as written on bottle)
I tried this beer on October 22, 2011 after purchasing from the Yonge/Wellesley LCBO in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a dark brownish-black colour with a thin long lasting tan coloured head. Coffee, smoke, chocolate and figs dominated the aroma. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is smoked wood, chocolate, cherries and hints of chocolate and vanilla.