meeple (62) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown/black with creamy tan head, ok retention. Nose is toffee malt, a little grassy/soapiness. Light mouthfeel, lager like smoothness, burnt plum, bubblegum, root beer, light grassy bitterness. I donít really know where this beer is going, but aside from the bubblegum flavor itís not a bad easy drinking beer.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2009
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours black, an off white head. Aroma is odd - sour, almost lactic, chocolate notes that come off like a bottle of Yoohoo. Flavour offers almond, sugar, roasty malts, and try as I might to ignore it, paper. Iím reading down and thinking my bottle must have been off, courtesy of Voloís bottle sell off. I know Iíve had bad bottles there before, Iím hoping thatís the case here?
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice dark brown ale with 2 finger head that disappears quickly. Mild chocolate aroma. Taste also has a hint of chocolate. Malt has medium body, so on the thin side for a Porter. Not a lot of hops in evidence and carbonation is a little on the low side, but not out of tolerance for a beer like this. Not too sweet.
TheHulk (485) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Much darker than I expected for a domestic porter. Nice and dark but the carbonation is gone too quickly. Looks good at first though. Smells like deep rich malts and tastes it too. The flavour is strong and quite nice but is mellowed by lack of alcohal to make up for the darkness. This ought to be 8% instead of just 5%. Much nicer than I expected, Iíll have to look for this one again.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A seasonal (winter) release, this poured with a drak brown colour and a creamy tan head. Aroma was somewhat mild, only a bit malty. Taste was likewise, lighter on the malt than Iíd prefer but still, a creamy smooth drink.
VerticalBaconStrips (1897) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good standard deep brown brew with red highlights, a thick, longlasting tan cap and a large ammount lacing that shouldnít really suprise me considering the quality of beers that Tree consistantly puts out. The aroma is notable due to the presence of a hazelnut scent that exists faintly on top of the full smell of the roasted malts and is complimented with a powdery dark chocolate which does not overpower whatsoever. Taste is good appealing enough but the bitterness is a touch too prominent - but good none the less. Dry biscuity roasted malts, a faint sweet flavour that shows up at the end of a mouthfull and burnt tastes all blend together finely. The hops come across a bit acidy and overspiced and this doesnít appeal alot to me. Smooth, medium bodied +, pleasing mouthfeel and nice after taste, aside from the extra hops.
Cirrhosis (1072) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very dark looking beer, almost black and thereís a strange purple glow around the edges of my glass, and when held up to the light turns a dark red color with light passing straight threw, a two finger tan cap is present until the first couple of sips. This beer does have very nice lacing and Iíve never said that about a beer before so thatís something special. Burnt chocolate is what I notice most about the smell, and a very strange hop smell witch is kind of strange for a porter. The feel is very thin and there to much carbonation for me, I canít stop burping. Burnt chocolate is the most apparent taste and a very slight vanilla, and weird I can diffently taste hops, I like hops but not in a porter. It was a drinkable beer but not one Iíd buy again there are much better choices out there.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lots of dark chocolate and single-origin coffee in the nose. Great rich 75% cocoa colour with a medium-thick tan head. Mouth is sweet cocoa, more milky than the aroma though. Tangy through the back of the palate. Finish is back to darker cocoa...maybe Ecuador? Quite a high end dessert of a beer. Not really porter-like (and this is where it will loses points) but tasty.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From650ml bottle. Pours black with thin brown head. Complex aroma. I can smell fruit, roasted malts and yeast. The flavor is dominated by bitter chocolate, with a hint of coffee in the aftertast. Nice porter.
Sammy (7034) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with retaining moderate white head. First smell is licoricey, then chocolate big-time. Above average mnouthfeel, a good drinking chocolate porter. Nice at 5% abv.