Oakes (13303) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown. Thin head. Abundant roasty aroma is quite expressive. Decent body. Quite dry, hoppy with lots of chocolate. Big and balanced.
manuchampions (1241) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at "Beer Wars" screening in Vancouver 31/01/10. Cola brown with decent tan head. Aroma was lightly roasted malt, slightly sweet. Very welcome balance between cocoa notes and roasted caramel maltiness. Canadian porters are so often thin and underwhelming but this was very enjoyable.
Crit (3515) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown,lasting tan head.Nice roasty,brown sugar nose.Dry malt start,creamy, medium roast profile, noticeable cocoa. Full bodied and yummy!!