Marcopernot (2) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bravo, une osti d'bonne porter! Elle est borderline stout! Cacao, café, belle effervescence! J'aime!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
15th November 2011
Persistent slow gusher and pours with a huge blooming tan head! The beer is black. Smooth palate, a little dry. Smooth dark malt, trace of smoke. Mild lactose. Palate turns frothy towards the end with subtle figgy fruits. Okay but the over frothy gusher palate messes things up a lot.
hstreet (39) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I dont like this. Its crap. Too smokey, bitter, heavy, meaty, possibly the third beer that I could not finish!
thebhoy (55) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown, almost black with a minimal tan head--some lacing to be found, but not much. Very rich aroma of the usual porter suspects: roasted, coffee, chocolate. But there’s also something else there, perhaps the hints of hops and caramel, just under the surface. Palate is lighter than expected; slight carbonation, but barely noticeable, rather clean and a bit thin--a medium body it is. Overall, though, the taste really comes through. This is a solid beer, a strong porter, and one I will look towards again, as the back of the bottle indicates, the "hop-driven finish" really gives it something a little bit more than your typical porter.
neongolden (166) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(500mL bottle from the LCBO) Poured very dark brown, nearly opaque, with a very thin whitish head, no lace. Aroma chocolate malts, roast, bit of coffee, vanilla, bit of greenness from hops. Flavour roast malts, chocolate, some fruity malt sweetness, good dry bitterness from the roast and hops to finish. Mouthfeel medium, fairly slick with soft carbonation. Well-crafted porter, not eye-popping but satisfying.
robinvboyer (2576) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle from the LCBO.
very dark pour, almost opaque, medium mocha head.
Outstanding coffee, roasted malt, light soy, light cocoa.
solid mouth feel, solid carb. great espresso, roasted malt finish. light piney hops.
OntBeerDrinker (303) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had there scotch ale b4 and mabye oatmeal chocolate stout. 2 finger head(brown)black beer no idea if carbinaded can’t tell. Smells of chocolate,bitterness and roastedness. I have it a littlke colder then a porter should be I am thinking but fuck it\s good. Nice chocolate taste with some roasted bitterness I like this. Between 7.5-8 out of 10 cheer’s! :)
JesseM (1099) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Over-priced LCBO 500mL bottle. Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with a ruby hue. Aroma is quite nice, chocolate, chocolate milk, mild coffee, toffee, hint of maple and/or vanilla. Flavour features a lot of these same sweet elements but there’s a nice dryness to the finish that adds balance, which may or may not be from earthy/herbal hop characters. Feels slightly fuller on the palate but not too viscous, nor is there any booze to speak of. Over-all a pretty solid beer with few flaws.
JoeMcPhee (7622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black pour with a thick creamy tan head. The aroma is lovely. Lots of coffee and chocolate along with some roast and a little bit of herbaceous licorice sort of character. There is a touch of soft peppery character and a fairly pronounced roasted malt character. A touch of soft peppery bitterness and a touch of fruit. The body is moderate with a little bit of light bitterness. Well-balanced and quite tasty.
kevinsenn (552) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from LCBO. Pours black with a thick tan head - a great looking beer. Aroma of roasted malts, dried fruits, coffee, and molasses. Taste is smooth, fruity, floral, with a roasty bitter aftertaste. Thick smooth mouthfeel. A slightly strange porter, but quite enjoyable.