MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Any first impressions?
-A veil of head covers a deep black gown with brown sleeves.
-Very complex aroma of fruity funk and whiskey barrel.
-Dominating fruity esters strive to evolve beyond grapes, blackberries and prunes.
-Quite carbonated and lean-bodied, thus eminently drinkable.
What if you dig deeper?
-A mild tartness links the fruitiness and whiskey barrel sweetness.
-The polite dosage of funkiness actually fits with all flavors.
-Roastiness and chocolate sweeten up the back.
-This porter has morphed into a totally different creature whose evolution would be fun to watch.
Sampled at Extreme Beer Fest ’06.
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red-black body topped by a beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, whiskey/vanilla, cherry, sour. Taste is medium sweet, cherry, some vanilla, sour. Smooth watery medium body.