pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, - FEB 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml brown bottle, corked. 2011. Deep brown in colour, mahogany highlights. Generous tan head, thick consistency, light spots of lace. Nose is slightly smoky, chocolate malts, light fruit. Taste has a sweet cherry like fruitiness up front, deep caramel, smoky and chcolately malts too. Smoke lingers in the finish, bitter black coffee notes, black cherry tang, roasty malts and some cocoa as well. Pretty rich throughout, not heavy handed with alcohol notes. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, the soft texture works with the richness of this beer. Smokiness was not expected, but works great. I rarely enjoy Baltic Porter this much, but this has a lot going for it.
Tim Webb (361) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle at the home of a friend in Newfoundland. Aged in his cellar for a couple of years. One of the best beers I have ever tasted. Full of molasses and sharpened raisin, this one not artificially flavoured by a couple of litres of single malt swimming around in its container. Enough beery edges to make it a credible strong porter - and lagered rather than oak-aged by the feel of it. An astonishing achievement in beer making. I would love to head-to-head it with Rochefort 10.
MattChiasson (51) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Out of the 750mL poured a rich deep black, opaque with a creamy persistent tan head. I got notes of rich dark chocolate, roasted nuts, coffee and dried fruits (like booze soaked raisins). Palate tended more towards dark cherry, boozy chocolate fruitcake, and hazelnuts. Rich and complex. Loved it.
beerplace (910) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at St. Augustine’s with Ash. Pours an opaque very dark brown with a brown head. Aroma and taste are sweet, roasted malt, slightly vinous, dark fruits, cherry. Almost (slightly too sweet) perfectly balanced beer. Amazing.
slowrunner77 (10232) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trade with Youri. Dark dark pour with quickly dissipating chocolate head. Aroma is sweet, dark fruit and roasted malts. Flavor is much the same, but even better - more layered and nuanced with dark chocolate covered cherries, light roasted malt and coffee and a kiss of smoke and vanilla. Impressive brew. Very smooth though the strength shows.
melush (2932) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
@ Cervezas Diferentes, Coslada, Spain.
A: Dark brown.
T: Roasted malt, sweet, chocolate.
Bierdimpfe (490) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Opaque black color with no visible activity. Well constructed creamy brown 2 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with average legs.
Aromas of oak, earth, caramel, and coffee. Flavors of thick fruits like cherries, dark berries, grapes, with a taste of mocha coffee and chocolate, extra earthy and oaky. Highly sweet, but delicious, with a low vinous feel.
Smooth oily light to medium body with a perfect amount of carbonation. Strong and long finish, ending with a barrel aged oak wood feel, yeasty spices, and a lingering tongue coat of dark fruits and caramel.
Overall incredibly well crafted: inviting smell, tons of delicious flavors that are well balanced and super complex, strong but still well intensified, amazing barrel aged mouth feel, good freshness from the low booziness and almost no vinous feel. The perfect appetizer.
Beerstore (29) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gout de chocolat et bien torrifié. C’est sec et très classe. Une explosion de saveur qui mériterait le titre de ’’Vin de chocolat’’
dwyerpg (5673) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 17, 2016
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a bit disappointing. Looks fine but the flavor is definitely on the sweet side. Almost more importantly, the alcohol is very prevalent.
portwood (183) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, hint of wood smoke. Does NOT feel like 10% ABV. Finish mirrors nose, light bitterness, mouth watering dry. Well balanced beer! (bottled 01/16)
Adamsville (222) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dans un premier temps, si les bières un tantinet sucrées ne tombent pas dans vos cordes, c’est peut-être bien de commencer à chercher une autre bière. Si vous voulez remplacer votre prochain dessert, vous êtes tombé sur le bon breuvage!
Chocolat sucré, vanille, fruits rouges, intensité, corps dense, chaleur d’alcool... du réconfort dans une bouteille, tout simplement!