JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at C’est What. Deep dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is of chocolate malt and very mild coffee roast. Flavour was a tad on the sweet side, though not cloyingly. Lots of chocolate and mocha upfront, with some dryness in the finish reminiscent of dry roasty coffee/malt. Had a bit of a powdered hot-chocolate character to it. Decent rendition of a porter, and it was easy to throw back but not something I’d go out of my way for. Perhaps a little rough around the edges.
Sammy (11062) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
rich, winey. Black body, lace dots. A lttle chocolate in the smell, leaves a residue in aroma. SMooth mouthfeel.
garthicus (2905) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brew pub. Appearance: pitch black, small tan head. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, leather, malt. Flavour: malty, some good amount of spice, long malty finish. Solid.
tomthompson89 (1976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
had with Mike at Brewpub fresh from the fermentor, lovely dark brown with tan beige head, nose si nice sweet malts, touch of coffee. flavor coffee is stronger and was none added. very drinkable good winter beer
DerWeg (1590) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow. Cask at C’est What, my neighbor imbibing countless pints of this so I try it. Really developed and rounded flavor profile of cocoa, toffee and coffee, some lurking dark fruit, with a gentle late-rising hop bitterness giving it all a backbone. It was plenty dark and looked beautiful. great nose indicative of aromas. more-ish.