Johnsense (791) - - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Back pour, tiny head. aroma of cocoa, roasted malt, dark fruits. Somewhat fruity, roasted malt, molasses, dark chocolate, molasses, roasted nuts. Fuller body. Would pair this with a good cigar.
GRM (2969) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 33 cl, best before 2014-12-17, purchased at the LCBO, savoured on February 12 2014; eye: black with ruby reflections, opaque, tiny ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, coffee, chocolate, caramel, cocoa, molasses; mouth: roasted barley, coffee, bittering hops, chocolate, caramel, cocoa, molasses, soy sauce, semi-dry finale in roasted barley with presence of hops, medium body, lightly sweet, mildly bitter, lightly salty, silky texture; overall: nice surprise
Bouteille brune, 33 cl, 8,0 %, meilleure avant 2014-12-17, achetée à la LCBO, savourée le 12 février 2014; œil : noire avec des reflets rubis, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, café, chocolat, caramel, cacao, mélasse; bouche : orge torréfiée, café, houblon amérisant, chocolat, caramel, cacao, mélasse, finale semi-sèche en orge torréfiée avec présence de houblon, corps moyen, légèrement sucrée, moyennement amère, texture soyeuse; en résumé : belle surprise
crazy_cat_lady (120) - - FEB 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
February 10, 2014. 33cl bottle from LCBO. Small brownish head. Raisins, toffee and chocolate in nose, with a hint of bitter coffee. Raisin, chocolate and plum flavour. Very dark beer. Quite lovely.
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a dissipating cream head. Aroma of licorice, chocolate malt, caramel, wood. Taste is medium-sweet up front, nice roasty flavour, medium body carrying a firm bitterness.
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark body with brown head. Burnt malts and bitter dark chocolate hints but a little weak body. Still quite a decent beer though.
jksipa (327) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a very dark brown with a small dark brown head that fades quickly. Nose is vanilla, dark fruits, caramel, coffee, chocolate and sweet malts. taste is quite sweet with the vanilla and caramel leading the more bitter coffee and chocolate. Body is a bit light for a porter with soft carbonation. Oily mouth with a lingering bitterness. Complex and tasty.
_angst_ (2757) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Systembolaget. 2012 vintage. Cellared properly in rotbox conditions for about 1.2 years, Pours black with a big nice-looking blackish beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. smell is malty with heavily roasted malts, salty liquorice candy, burnt wood, caramel, burnt cookies, pine needles, grapefruit rinds, dark roast coffee, resin and hay. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter, malty and earthy with roasted malts, burnt caramel, charred wood, dried pine needles, salty liquorice candy, alcohol, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, lemon zest, hay, resin, moist soil and toffee. Mouthfeel is soft, velvety, tiny roasted astringent, tiny boozy and near full bodied. Finish is bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel salty liquorice candy, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, burnt cookies, resinous wood, soil and dried pine needles. Quite tasty...
SuperTiti33 (505) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Noir. Mousse moka. Belle amertume. Riche. Sucré. Chocolat. Vanille. Nougat. Cacao. Torréfié. Très bien.
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours very dark brown with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. chocolate, booze, raisins, treacle and some milky notes - moderate to low sweetness, licorice, spices, burnt caramel and cereals, also some fresh dark red fruitiness, some pine, slightly earthy, hint of ashes and soy sauce. moderate to low carbonation, light to medium body - oily, grassy-spicy-piney-bitter coffee finish. balanced and tasty. pleasant surprise - very nice!
mathieuc (1255) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from czar, thanks! Pours a really dark brown with a small beige head that receeds into a small ring that leaves good lacing. Aroma is nice and full of roast, chocolate and coffee, giving good moka impressions. Taste is sweet and roasty, giving some clean burnt grain flavors and absolutely no ash or green peppers. Body is quite full, mouthfeel really creamy. Well crafted and really nice!