AgentAle (337) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: very nice vanilla and chocolate aroma. Very subtle sulphur aroma
Taste: creamy roast flavor that finishes somewhat blandly
Appearance: dark amber with creamy nitrogen head
Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can: Poured a nice light black color porter with a huge creamy light brown head with great retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma of vanilla is quite dominating with some good notes of bitter roasted malt notes. Taste is also dominated by loads of vanilla extract which ends up being a bit too over the top with light dry roasted malt notes. Body is light but has a nice creamy texture courtesy of the can widget. Well brewed but vanilla extract notes becomes over the top at some point.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Black Frog, Vancouver
Black color with creamy head; served with a mix of nitrogen. The vanilla come through as artificial, covering other beer characteristics (the ones eventually not killed yet by the nitro); the beer seems dry and a bit roasty; soft; not easy to detect some chocolate, but it’s there.
Smooth. Is this a porter?
jksipa (169) - NEWMARKET, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
440ml can from the LCBO. Pours a a hazy dark reddish brown with a generous tan head. Nose is vanilla and chocolate and yeast. Sweet roasted malt throughout and not as much vanilla as in the nose. Creamy palate but a little thin with soft carbonation and a quite short finish. Pleasant but not exciting.
Strangebrewer (785) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
can. Poured deep brown with red hue, an amazing cascading creamy tan head. Aroma is light with roasted malt and vanilla. Medium bodied with a silky smooth mouthfeel. Sweet malty beer with flavours of bitter chocolate, coffee, vanilla.
HeistAlmighty (1033) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
440ml can. Great looking nitro pour. Mild vanilla aroma. Taste is kind of like a flat cream soda, but a good quality one, the sweetness is balanced. No bitterness to speak of. Nitro body is what you’d expect, creamy, nitro carbonation. Overall, not the biggest fan of nitro cans, but this one wasn’t all heavy and thin and watery so that was a big plus. Could have been more flavourful, but overall this worked.
PictouRx (138) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is actually a pretty good beer surprised from a Winter selection sample pack. Pours from 440ml can very frothy big foamy head, lots of lacing carbonation. Aroma coffee, chocolate, roasty, defintely vanilla, smooth on the palate, with a hoppy somewhat bitter finish, lingering coffee taste. Vanilla extract on can says is added to it, this is ok adds character, other additive flavors I have tried not so hot but this not bad.
vadie (454) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Noir sombre avec une mousse dense, moyenne et marron. L’arôme est dominé par la vanille. Le goût est pareille, peut-être un peu du chocolat, mais juste peut-être! Un très bonne bière du ’pub.’
ToastedElf (1) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
440ml can from Mill St. winter sampler pack, Pours a dark brown with amber tinge, thick offwhite head that lasts the whole drink. Strong vanilla aroma with hints of toasted maltiness. Smooth and sweet with a hint of vanilla on the tongue throughout, strong vanilla kick in the finish. A little thinner than expected. Overall another enjoyable beer from a local brewery.
jdobbs (271) - New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks like a plastic Guinness Christmas tree ornament. Colour is sightly reddish off-black. Aroma is a bit sweet, vanilla but also a little roasty. The vanilla seems to be all locked in the foam and it does have some chocolate in the taste. Not very strong in either aspect. Feel is a little creamy but mostly thin. Not a great beer, but interesting