blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Bar Volo’s Cask Days 2005. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with a small light-brown fizzy head. Dissapointingly mild aroma and flavour of roasted malt, a touch of chocolate, sugar and caramel. Body was too watery -- even for cask. Not bad but I remember enjoying it more in the bottle and this batch just seemed way too mild -- perhaps a re-rate will be in order in the future.
mcberko (5931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341mL bottle from manuchampions, pours cloudy golden amber with a small head. Aroma of oak, bourbon, vanilla, and a little coffee. Flavour is quite oaky, with vanilla, a bourbon aged quality and caramel malts. Quite good.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2007 [543-20070818] Sample @ BeerBistro (Golden Taps, Toronto, ON). Muted yeast and alcohol aroma. Clear, dark amber brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and quite nice lacing. Very tame and muted wheaty grains and floral notes in the flavour. Medium-full body is a bit grainy. Fair and strong but would like to see more character. (5/5/6/3/12) 3.1
[621B-20070916] Sample @ Feast of Fields (Hillsburgh, ON). Floral malt and light caramel molasses aroma. Clear, dark brown amber, medium-lasting foamy light tan head. More dark molasses caramel in the flavour. Medium-full body. Nice dark beer. (6/4/7/3/14) 3.4
PorterPounder (5341) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cola-like appearance with a thin beige head. Delectable aroma of raisins, dates, brandy and brown bread. Chewy, thick, mouthfeel. Alcohol is hidden rather well - would make a good winter warmer. Same flavors as the aroma come through, not sickenly sweet though, also a hint of pipe tobacco. An excellent strong ale.
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Rhino. Deep, dark, almost opaque amber brown. Inky aroma. Low carbonation. Metallic and mild.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong apple aroma. Brown color, off-white head, good lace. Sweet, smooth, nice hops, fruits like old apple. Long lasting finish with hops and a little burn. Not exceptional but very nice.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown in color with a diminishing tan head. Honey roasted peanut aromas. Quite sweet in the nose with some added floral parts that add to the sweetness. Mild fruits and nuts mix about during the journey across the palate. Very simple. Very drinkable, but just seems simple. Perhaps that is a quality in some way as this 6.5%. Thanks jerc for the sample. This seems to grow on me the further into the bottle I get. Smooth with a very light carbonation.
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a clear dark brown color ale with a small off-white bubbly head with minimal retention. Aroma of light sweet roasted malt. Taste is also dominated by the light roasted malt with some sweetness. Carbonation is quite low and alcohol very subtle. Overall, this a good beer but nothing special that will make me seek this again.
jgb9348 (4628) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly hazy brown coloured body with a thin off-white head-fairly standard looking. Aroma of raisins, caramel, soap and a bit of malt-not too impressive. Medium-bodied; Strong burnt sugar flavour ranging from toffee to caramel with some hints of hops and a subtle bitterness. Overall, a decent beer-not as good as the Imperial Stout, but worth trying. I sampled this from a 65 cL bottle purchased at the LCBO in Toronto, Ontario (Queen’s Quay) brought back by JonR888710-thanks Jon!
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong aroma you don't have to search for. Sweet and malty. Dark copper with fairly active small bubbles and very light head. Initial taste of malt, comfortable prescence of alcohol and an excellent lasting hop finish. A certain combination of smoke, walnut and spruce is present as well.