Hammy78 (658) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from University plaza LCBO. Pours a dark orange/red brown, khaki head with pearls of lacing. Smells completely like chocolate. Tastes sweet and light.
gilvanblight (731) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark pour that looks black until held up to the light the you see a ruby red. Lots and lots of head. I was actually yelled at by the brewer when I grabbed it, he thought I was going to take a sip and he yelled "LET IT CASCADE" Starts rich and sweet. Really dig this. It starts of rather rich and then it finishes wet and very beer like. Very well balanced.
italarican (1146) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Ottawa brewpub. Pours dark dark brown, slightly thin body. Aroma has lots of vanilla with coffee grounds and dark chocolate in the background. Flavor is again heavy of vanilla with the coffee and chocolate notes stronger. Very robust with some roasted malt in the finish. Sweet vanilla, almost vanilla extract, lingers. It’s what it advertises, and I like it. Another beer I could see some people hating.
Bahumat (69) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on tap on the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival.
This stout is crazy smooth, like a chocolate beer milkshake, when served live from the tap. Long finish, mild-medium bitter.
The real standout of the show for me, this is a pure dessert beer. Substitute anywhere a chocolate milkshake would be welcome.
However, it was served with a nitrous carbonation system similar to some cream ales, so I’d have to re-evaluate it from a bottle to determine if the astonishing palate would stand up.
DuffMan (5790) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled @ Edmonton Craft Beerfest. Medium brown, uniformly dense beige head. Low aroma of vanilla and sodium bicarbonate. Flavours of Kahlua, cocoa. Medium sweetness, medium bodied.
BreWedge (235) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Mill Street Ottawa. Pours a dark brown with a huge, creamy, mocha, cascading head. Aromas are vanilla and chocolate as are the principal tastes. Maybe also a touch of a nutty bitterness and a hint of alcohol on the finish. Rich, creamy texture, very smooth, and a medium finish.
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Reimer96 (841) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy medium brown with a small off white head. Aroma of vanilla and sweet bready malts. Taste is a sweet nice full bodied creamy vanilla flavor, with some slight roasted malts, caramel and light hop bitterness. Excellent vanilla porter.
pintbypint (2273) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
20oz draught at Underground. Pours deep amber/brown. Nitro looming head, super creamy dense bead. Vanilla aroma, touch of cola, sweetish. Taste has caramel, faint roast, vanilla. A little bitterness and grsin at the end. Creamy mouthfeel. Ok, nothing I would order again though.
reebtogi (3709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 32oz Howler from Wines and Beyond Windemere a dark brown color with no head or lacing in the glass although there was a big light tan head inside the Howler when purchased. Aroma is chocolate with hints of vanilla and roasted grains. Taste is dominated by a chocolate malty sweetness with some roasted grain bitterness and hints of vanilla in the finish. Body is a little on the thin side for the style and carbonation is lacking. Definitely not one I would recommend to others.
cfrancis (2015) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful dark brown with a big cascading beige head from the nitro pour. Aroma of small roasted malts, vanilla and small lactic. Taste is light bodied, vanilla and lightly roasted malts. Easy drinking but leaves you wanting more.