DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chocolate/coffee scent. Dark brown, slim head. Coffee flavour, watery, fair.
omhper (18313) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2002
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Black coloured. Unfortunate big apple aroma, medium body, somewhat creamy, roasty. Slightly acidic finish. Probably not in best shape when I sampled it.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2003 3 year old vintage: This is much more vinous, and less roasty. This not only gives it one of the defining elements of a porter, but reduces one that probably was too much to begin with. The end result - wonderfully complex and balanced porter. One of the few bright lights at the Toronto Festival of Beer 2003. This would score around 4.1. Do it again, Perry.
Black w/light brown head; lightish body, but luscious chocolate flavours; slight roasted astringency. In fact, this isn't really a porter at all, but a stout. The presence of roasted barley, the black colour and astringent bite at the end are all hallmarks of a Stout, not a porter.