robinvboyer (2765) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour, dark cocoa head. Aroma is touches of alcohol, some big roasted malts, sweet cocoa, and some light smoke. The body is crisp, and light, the mouth feel is creamy. The finish, isnt too thick, or over powering. Light to medium bitterness, some solid sweet cocoa, and the smoke really comes through. Very drinkable for 8%. Great stuff!
Bendrixian (869) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black colour with a brown head that lasts long enough. Huge aroma of roast, muffins and yeast with a hint of banana. On the palate it is rich, filled with flavour and doesn’t let up. Chocolate, pudding and some roast. Very good stuff!
blankboy (5631) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle (500ml).] Pours a beautiful-looking black with a large frothy light-brown head and some lacing on the glass -- kind of looks like an ice cream float. Nice aroma of roasted malt, lots of green leafy hops, dark fruit and some chocolate. Flavour is surprisingly hoppy along with roasted malt, dark fruit, coffee and chocolate. Medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel. This may be too hoppy for the style, either way it’s very good.
chris__hartley (259) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours opaque black with mahogany tints on the edge; the head is mocha and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: chocolate, coffee, raisins, pumpernickel, and sweet malts. The taste is medium sweet/umamai that finishes medium bitter; there are notes of: the aforementioned aroma notes, slight alcohol, soy-sauce, and charcoal. The palate is full-bodied, has low carbonation, is thick and oily, and has a long finish. Overall, despite it’s simplicity it is very flavourful.
Boutip (4307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a huge dark brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt with light coffee undertones. Taste is also dominated by some lightly sweet black chocolates notes, with light coffee and dry roasted malt notes. Body has a nice creamy texture with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed but though it was slightly lacking in character.
Spab (2002) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours an inky black with average-sized, creamy brown head. Aroma is dark and rich with notes of molasses, dark fruit and leather. Flavour is huge on the dark dried fruit with lots of raisin, prune and fig, some treacle, a little leathery character and hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Drying finish. Oily mouthfeel. Very impressive.
kevinsenn (846) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from LCBO. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma of molasses, leather, roasted barley, and chocolate. Taste of leather, marshmallow, roast/coffee, bourbon, with a very bitter finish. Smooth creamy body.
4theluvofbeer (27) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark pour....you can smell the beer going into the glass. Taste of chocolate, coffee with a fruity finish. The finish lingers on and on. Its a really nice porter!!
GregClow (2801) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Dark brown - verging on black - body with a thin khaki head. Deep and complex aroma of dark malt, port-soaked prunes, dark bitter chocolate, fresh vanilla, hint of dark tart cherries. Medium bodied, low carbonation, soft and slightly oily on the palate. Flavour has a lot of elements suggested by the aroma - notably the uber-dark chocolate and dark fruit - along with Turkish coffee and licorice. Finish is moderately dry with lingering bitterness and a final note of burnt wood. I spent a couple of hours lingering over this beer, and kept finding new aspects to enjoy. Stellar!
Niller (342) - Hammel, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Voldby. Black colour with a long lasting brown head. Aroma is dominated by chocolate. Roasted malt and a hint of smoke. Taste of chocolate, coffee, licorice. Notes of smoke and dark fruit. Nice mouthfeel with a good carbonation. Really good long finish. Nice complex imperial porter.