solidfunk (1790) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not sure how long this has been retired for, but it tastes a bit past its prime. Or was this what it always tasted like? Guess ill never know. Pours black with a little coca cola head that diappearses immediately. Cole like in ocolour. Taste is a little sour, a little nutty bitterness. Nothing really going on here other than enjoying a slow death in retirement in the beer cellar at the rhino.
czar (2232) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours clear deep dark brown, nice beige-brownish head, some retention and lacing. deep roasted malts, smoked, tobacco, light acidity, maple, coffee. lively, medium body, long bitter resinous and grapefruity finish. nice brew.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2011
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
bottle from psprings on 3/21/11.
typical color with an aggressive over-carbonated head.
it smells and tastes like shorts’ infected bottles... metallic, roast, sesame and sour peanut butter. sharp harsh bubbles and clear infection.yuck. i wanted a re-rate but it looks like its not made any more
Bendrixian (677) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
341 ml stubbie. This is my third experience with this beer being heavily foamy out of the bottles. Roasted notes and some chocolate/sweet notes. has some yeast notes. wow, the beer is almost sour, definitely something wrong here and it is one of the few times i’ve had to just say it is just not a nice beer.
HeistAlmighty (820) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml bottle. Thick texture, strong taste of dark chocolate and coffee. Bitter, but not in a hopsy way.
terrybail (436) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the LCBO
Pours a dark ruby black with a good sized frothy tan head with some goood lacing
The aroma is roasted malt and coffe chocolate
pretty good beer
rejtable (811) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a very solid beer. Deep dark with great malt and sweet, probably chocolate undertones.
chris__hartley (162) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
That essense of plain carries through most definitely. The aroma is of bitter chocolate, and some sort of nutty quality. the appearance is loose dark brown liquid with an increidbly fast dissipating tan head. The palate is quite bubbly yet thin, with a medium body and a bitter finish. As for the taste it tastes of faint coffee with faint chocolate and I think an almost sour cherry. Not too impressive of a brew, all in all.
manuchampions (1217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from LCBO. Pours a frothy brown head on an opaque black body and great lace. Aroma is smokey and chocolatey. Flavour of bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts and coffee. The dry, nutty finish is excellent. Mouthfeel is slightly watery, but OK. I like it but don’t love it.
oldgrowler (14) - USA - JAN 2, 2011
1.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Too thin, no body, and after reading conflicting reviews, I wonder is this for real or just one of a fair few bad bottles out there? In Canada it’s sold as "Black Irish Plain Porter," and plain it was. Like "kwjd," says mine was sour and flat, like something’s off -- like rancid grapefruit. Only way to finish this one was to chug it. The aroma is the best part.