mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep brown, small tan head. roasted coffee and malt aroma with a whiff of smoke and chocolate. the flavour follows with a bit of tartness leading to a balanced roasty bitter finish.
kace069 (6) - marlette, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2004 does not count
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
quite a different porter unlike any i have had before especially with the light smoky flavor. a rather light bodied porter but a porter none the less. one of the best imports i have had in a while
GregClow (2951) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown colour with small, quickly disappearing head. Roasty aroma with a strong note of bitter chocolate covered cherries. Light and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Complex and well-balanced flavour of roasted malt and bitter coffee. Elements of the two beers used in the blend become more noticable as it warms. A very unique and extremely drinkable beer.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate, cherries and coffee aromas, deep ruby colour with a small cappuccino head, some very nice lace. Roasted coffee flavour, bitter chocolate and a faint smokey peat taste as well. Light bodied, almost creamy, luciously biiter! Well worth the wait, due to the L.C.B.O. red tape.
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin dark bubbly head but roasted aroma. Taste is a little harsh but generally quite good, with coffee and malt throughout.
jtw (1138) - farmington, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very spicy aroma, almost citrusy. deep brown, not as dark as i expected. flavor is a little weak; some coffee roastiness, not much else. it's too thin, and finishes a little too dry.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice bottle, very black, dark tan head. Flavor is predominately roasted coffee and bitter chocolate. Good porter.
hershiser2 (1322) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
You know, I'm a little confused as to the appearance on this one. It's beautifully black with a small head, but the head poured out in chunks that looked disturbing until they settled.
Not much of a smell, but what's there is great. I think I smell raisins.
Very mild and plain porter... and very thick and syrupy in my mouth... did I get a bad bottle? First the chunky head and now a syrupy mouthfeel...
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark, but not opaque, you can see just a little light through it. Creamy long lasting head. Deep malt characteristics in the aroma, chocolate and other notes, with just a little roast creeping in Full in body but not thick. It has a creamy fluff to it. Taste starts out with a little sweet, which quickly turns bitter and then gradually fades to a malty-chocolate. Quite good.
madsberg (10598) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled: Dark amber coloured. Chocolate brown lasting head. Malt, chocolate and sweetness in the aroma. Pleasant and balanced. Flavour is filled with Valrhona chocolate, roastyness, light liqourice and fruit notes. Is creamy and well balanced. Has a chocolatebitterness in the end. This is a good one.