MrFecesious (799) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank out of small bottle. Minimal aroma above a slightly chocolatey malt. Taste is sweet. Thin mouthfeel.
Tessic (816) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This porter poured a deep black colour with a big, beautiful, creamy, light brown head. Scents include ripe fruit, cocoa, roasted malts and caramel. First swig was creamy and sweet with flavours of caramel and roasted malt being the most predominant. Finish is thick, sweet and roasty with malt flavours lingering.
Lagerboy (1067) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 ml bottle courtesy of Eyrish. Clear darkest brown, slight amber hue, fading tan head. Sweet roasted malt aroma, a whiff of dark fruits. Dark roasted caramel malt taste, some chocolate, a hint of coffee, lightly bitter spicy hops. Dried dark fruits become vinous as it warms. Soft carbonation, medium bodied. While ABV is well hidden, some alcohol warmth emerges towards the finish. Solid local effort but: NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
Bahumat (76) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn good porter, a little more heavy on the alcohol taste than I would necessarily like, but the malt is treacle-y and sweet, the caramel notes are wonderful, and this is a hell of a choice for a local budget porter. Yum.
brleo (64) - - AUG 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious - another reason why I love Okanagan Spring Brewery, and will never understand the popularity of Phillips.
Rich and black, slight ruby colour when held up to the light. Aroma is very similar to Guinness Draught, but the taste is totally different. Unnoticeablely high alcohol content, so be careful! Flavour is rich with roasted malt, licorice, and a bitter afterbite. Palate is just shy of being too heavy for me, but not nearly as ridiculously dark as some dark beers such as St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout. Highly recommend this one, along with their other delicious entry, Brewmaster’s Black.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with a beige head. Aroma is like a dry stout, leading one to believe it is a dry stout. Full malty flavour, creamy body. Malt finish. Does not taste as strong as it is.
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355mL bottle. Clear, dark brown pour with a foamy, tan head. Aroma is dark roast malts, almost burnt, yet buttery. Taste is full-bodied, with a toasty malt bitterness throughout. Finishes chalky, dry, and one might be tempted to serve this with cream and sugar. A nice looking porter, but not something I would seek out as a session beer.
Cinctus (157) - - DEC 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Burnt coffee aroma. Pours black. Thick bitter cream with harsh coffee and dark chocolate. Nice smooth palate.
steaky (26) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with thin head. Aroma is mildly sour. Flavors of malt, cherry, and cocoa. Medium body makes it a good pairing with cheese or for 1-2 rounds! Alcohol is not noticeable, so be careful!
Powertrip (998) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single bottle purchased from mom & pop liqour store in Edmonton, AB on 07/23/2011. Colour: Very porter-like...dark, dark and more dark, with sturdy off-white head. Nose: Intriguing mix of chocolate syrup and beef stew. Some malt vinegar as well, and the slightest hint of wood smoke. Taste: Medium-light sweet, medium-light bitter, medium-light sour. A candied sweetness that quickly settles into roasted potato, cider and some teriyaki sauce. The barley adds boiled vegatable finish. Complex and intriging but could balance a touch better.