Bendrixian (1481) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at Seaport Beer festival. has a winey aroma but is pleasant: grains and cereal and roast. more of the same on the palate. Decent brew.
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black pour with a mocha head. Smoke, licorice, anise, earth with a vinous quality on the nose. Smoke, licorice and earth dominate the palate with a slightly boozy burn in the finish.
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ebony body with a foamy olive-colored head. Sublime complex aromas of plum, caramel, smoke, molasses and chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel and modest carbonation. High slicky taste of burnt malt, caramel, leather, smoke and chocolate. AYAYAYE. Impressive.
FlyingWombat (21) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 750ml bottle into chalice glass. Deep black with a tan-brown hue. Little head, and any is lost quite quickly. Aroma is like a fortified wine, rich dark fruits, liquorice, chocolate, sweetness and alcohol. Taste is potent and complex with bit hits of molasses, dark sweet fruits, coffee and some bitter chocolate. Despite the hugeness it is easy on the mouth, low to medium carbonation, a long lingering finish. Very warming. An excellent better than maybe is a tiny bit undone by its own hugeness causing slight unbalanced taste. Nonetheless…yum and moreish!
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Dany. Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of mocha pie, deep roasted chocolate, vanilla and roast coffee. Medium body. Sweet and sticky mouth feel. Lots of cocoa in finish.
zeek (194) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with deep red and brown glimpsed when held up to the light. Large and lively, but tight head. Perfectly roasted malts in the taste, nothing bitter or burnt. Leaves a nice aftertaste too.
Its hard not to give this top marks in every category. Great great porter.
Sask89 (508) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a big mocha head. Aroma is of rich chocolate scents and coffee along with some roasted grain malts and a little liquorice. Taste is somewhat overly sweet with not much bitterness at all really. Full body, thick on the palate and soft carbonation. Overall a nice, maybe overpowering porter.
spork13 (3) - Launceston, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Previously not a huge porter fan, but this is fantastic! 750ml bottle with champagne cork. Low carbonation, laces nicely. Powerful aroma and a big mouthfeel. The taste got better as it got warmer (or is that just as the bottle got emptier?) Chocolate was the dominant flavour, with toffee, toast, caramel, liquorice and vanilla all getting a look in too.
I got 3 more bottles to put away, but it’s hard to leave them alone.
JRock72 (605) - - MAY 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Cork was hard to get off. Poured hazy dark brown with small light tan head. Very clean aroma of dark malts, toast and roast. Taste is very similar with a very smooth clean finish. Very well done.
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2011 Bottle, pours a black with a nice lacying. taste is fairly smooth with a bit of bitter notes. the finish is smooth. Overall this was interesting stuff, thanks for the share
Had a again and liked it alot more, it had tons of chocolate taste, really it was quite enjoyable