DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 18, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml "bomber" bottle acquired via beer trade...
Aroma - The beer gives out a nice roasty arome, with loads of chocolate and caramel notes, some dark fruit, vanilla, and a little smokiness to it. Not super-intense but strong enough.
Appearance - The beer has a dark brown, opaque body, topped by a rich, yet airy light caramel head. Lots of small bubbles can be visible at the start. Head retention and lacing are quite good. Looks like a beautiful porter to me!
Taste - Starts out pretty sweet, with chocolate, vanilla, and caramel notes and a very nice roastiness. Then comes a bit of earthy hops and a touch of smokiness. The finish is fairly bitter, with lingering roasted notes. There is nothing unique about this porter, but everything about it is just very tasty, so it tastes excellent
Palate - Medium body to it. Quite effervescent at first, which is normal for porters, this beer becomes quite mild after. No trace of alcohol. Moderately dry and bitter.
The drinkability is great on this one. The beer goes down like a charm. Being not too thick and not at all boozy, it is super sessionable, all the while being delightful.
Overall, this is one of the finer Canadian porters I’ve had, and probably one that’s closest to the British examples of the style.
fiveacestx (703) - Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a thick tan head and good lacing on the glass. Very nice appearance. One of the better ones I’ve seen for a porter. Light coffee and some mocha chocolate. Very smooth body and a light malty finish. Excellent beer.
DomD (141) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Great aroma of chocolate and coffee. Pours black. Has a light bitter taste. Medium body, oily texture, and a mild bitter finish. A really nice smooth porter.
BrewGoblin (527) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very fine Porter. Coffee, cocoa, toasted malts, caramel and earth tickle the nose hairs with every sniff. Right before things go opaque, this beer halts its Lovibondage and tops it off with a sexy tan head. Great bittersweet classic English taste here, a very lightly oily body with mid carbonation. Pick up a six’er if you can.
johnnnniee (2657) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the brewery
Pours a solid dark brown with ruby highlights and a smallish off white head that dissipates rather quickly. Aromas of roasted grain, toffee, caramel and hints of earthy. The flavor follows the aroma quite well. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Decent porter, I prefer them a bit more robust, but this one is tasty.
vadie (909) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Noir avec une mousse moyenne marron. L’arôme du chocolat et malt torréfié. Le goût est pareille et équilibré avec un peu d’amertume.
dresden (1051) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with a big pill owing head. Smoky malt, chocolate and molasses in the nose. Lots of smooth chocolate, creamy smoky roasty malt. Very nice classic porter
Gerbeer (2169) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Pours black with full whitish head. Aromas of burnt malts, hay, and light coffee. Flavors of heavily roasted malts, bitter unsweetened chocolate, and ash. Very dry. Just the way I expect a Porter is supposed to be - no confusion with a stout on this one.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a gigantic, rocky tan head. The aroma has a lot of chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt with some nice chocolate. Super high carbonation and medium mouthfeel.
stantheman (683) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Large bottle from Liquor Barn in Burnaby Heights. A very dark beer with a hint of ruby translucence near the bottom of stemmed glass. Not as black as coal, but getting there. A generous tan head and sweet malts on the nose.
Wow, they really got the flavors balanced right on this one! First impression is of chocolate and roasted malts with a hint of coffee. Sweet, but not too sweet. Just right. Very smooth, mellow and satisfying!
Oakes, if you read this, I thoroughly enjoyed your reminiscences of Halifax, though I’ve never been there. Cheers!
plaugher (231) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2013 From a 341 ml bottle into a pint glass (alas the by-and-large disappearance of the bomber....) Roasty aroma with a definitely noticeable coffee tinge. Pours a deep brown with a lasting light tan peripheral head. Rich and malty flavour with chocolate and coffee overtones. Delightful. One of my favourites.