DuffMan (7624) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared by Parksy. Pours a nearly still opaque dark brown. Aroma is rich chocolate and dark fruits, hints of blueberries even, very enticing. Full bodied, with heaps of flavour, lovely fudgey chocolate, plums, blueberries, background flavours of treacle, vanilla, black tea. Soft silky mouthfeel. Light acidity in the finish. Good length to the flavours. This is the most satisfying porter I’ve had in a while, and one with old-school english character. I need to find more of this!
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Mondial 2011.
Appearance : Pitch black with small head.
Aroma : Lots of coffee, light chocolate and light acidity.
Taste : Great coffee with light chocolate and again light acidity.
Overall : Nice chocolate and nice coffee. Quite complex. Not sure about the acidity.
Rasmus40 (12921) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and a little dried fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted bitter finish. 020711
VertBaconStrips (2151) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured out a near black brew with dark red hues with a fizzy brown cap that vanishes instantly. Really good aroma with depth. Roast, mild molasses, vanilla, light spices, plums, warm chocolate, faint hints of coffee, raspberry. The flavour is pretty good as well with hidden characteristics. Mild bitterness, licorice, hints of salt, roasted malts, plenty of richness, alcohol, plum, I dig but don’t love.. maybe it’s the extra alcohol. Fairly smooth with an alcoholic bite and sweetness and ends malty and strong. This is a good beer - a beer worthy of another go.
GRM (3238) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample, Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 9 2011; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of cappuccino head, no lacing; nose: roasted malt, candied fruits, molasses, dark chocolate, coffee; mouth: roasted malt, candied fruits, molasses, dark chocolate, coffee, finale in roasted malt with presence of acridness, medium-full body, not much carbonation, oily texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, Mondial de la bière, savourée le 9 juin 2011; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse cappuccino, pas de dentelle; nez : malt torréfié, fruits confits, mélasse, chocolat noir, café; bouche : malt torréfié, fruits confits, mélasse, chocolat noir, café, finale en malt torréfié avec présence d’âcreté, corps moyen-corsé, peu carbonatée, texture huileuse; en résumé : bien
czar (5377) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
drank at mondial 2011 in mtl. pours very dark brown with a little head, some retention and lacing. aroma is cocoa beans, vanilla, alcohol. taste is full of smoke, loads of bitter chocolate and coffee, hint of sweetness. medium grassy hopping, medium body, smooth, soft carbonation.
bax (1269) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 2 / 7 - 2011) < mobile > low brown head, black color, roasted aroma, roasted taste, slightly thin malt body
Lubiere (10846) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark porter with a thin moka head. A smooth lighly smoked chocolate aroma, doughy, and light alcohol. In mouth, a smooth lightly peaty chocolate, light alcohol, coffee grinds, pretty decent. Bottle at Mondial 2011, June 9, 2011.
Diogène (1067) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sampled at Mondial de la bière 2011 (Montréal). Black body with a thin beige head with poor retention. Aroma is chocolate, some banana bread and alcohol. Flavor is tobacco, ashes, chocolate, herbal hops, roasted malt and alcohol. Medium body.
Quevillon (2613) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting at the 18th Mondial de la bière, June 8, 2011. Blackened brown, no head. Aroma of berries, caffeinated chocolate. Taste of coffee berries, little bitterness of coffee very malty. Very pleasant without the sensation alcohol!