Papillon (366) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 mL Bottle, Apr. 4, 2010. Deep brown-black body with a small tan head. Aroma of toasted malts, notes of black coffee and molasses, subtle hints of prunes and raisins. Rich flavor of toasted malts, almost Guinness-like; black coffee, toasted malts and a hint of toffee in the aftertaste followed by a hoppy finish.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(341ml bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, anise, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, earth, chocolate, and coffee with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.
travita (3857) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is brown to black in color with a tan head. The smell is malts, roasty, coffee, and chocolate. The taste is malts, roasty, chocolate, sort of watery, and coffee.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
341 ml stubby bottle. Pours almost black in colour, small tan head. Aroma and taste are similar, mild chocolate and coffee, not overpowering. very drinkable, a good porter!
JulienHuxley (2947) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks Boutip. Dark pour with no head, this beer has nice aroma of burnt toast, some chocolate and coffee notes. Taste is quite bitter, lots of burnt toast and coffee and a little something fruity, cherry-like. Palate is quite watery which is kind of a downer because this beer was doing good so far.
thorongil2 (1163) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) very dark brown colour with small brown head; aroma of coffee, roasted malts start in the background and become more pronounced with time; simple but balanced flavour
neuromatt (1106) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.5 oz bottle from LCBO. Pours black with thin rocky tan head. Head fades quickly, leaving slight lace. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, with a hint of licorice and herbal hops. Flavour begins slightly sweet, becomes a bit drier towards the finish. Finish is moderate in length. Light in body with a milky texture and minimal carbonation. A very drinkable porter, but could be more complex. 2010-02-27
mar (4787) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy chocolate brown with a cream head. coffee, chocolate, and oats. smooth and light on the palate, easy flavors of coffee and chocolate.
MXD (303) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2010
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours coal, looks a bit thick. No head, but looks somewhat carbonated.
Aromas of chocolate, nuts, overcooked toasts and some smoke.
Taste too thin, too watery. Light-to-medium body, but more light than anything else.
Flav is slightly metallic. Strong notes of oat, nuts and something that doesn’t feel right that was finally licorice.
started great, but ended in castrophic fashion. I’d avoid this one.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2010
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a dark brown. Aroma has nice notes of dark roast, very nutty, chocolate and espresso. Flavor is very different then aroma, has a bit of tang and some light dark roast. Mouth feel is watery, light to medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, very disappointed.