desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2010 herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought this was pretty light and dry tasting. Decent aroma, nothing bad but just not very full tasting.
Draft at the brewpub in Bellingham. Pretty much a forgettable porter; not enough character in any way to make it stand out. Compared to te other beers at BB, it was disappointing. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Special on tap, Sept. 2010: Great-tasting porter. Just the way I like them -- a little hoppier than your everyday, traditional porter. Almost touches into the realm of Black/Cascadian/Black India ales, except with a smooth roastiness. Hops are bold, piney, citrusy and bitter. Additional layers of black licorice, burnt toffee and dark chocolate. A milk-like sweetness helped to soften the beer’s rough edge. Tasty stuff. manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2010
Sample at Boundary Bay brewpub. Poured a cola brown, almost black with thin head. Aroma is very much stout like but somewhat lighter. Strong malt aroma and taste with some hop bite in the mix. Great balance and a very good example of the style. This brewery is very consistent in their quality. Nice work. gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2010
On tap at Collins. Pours brown-black with very little head. Aroma of sweet malts, some caramel, some chocolate.Tastes like a porter: chocolate with a coffee ending. Fairly blah. riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2009
This was on tap at Naked City and was seemingly way different than the one last rated in 2003. Pours dark brown almost black with a bubbly tan head. The aroma has notes of roast, chocolate, and a good deal of coffee. Roasted malts and coffee upfront and a light underlying sweetness rounds it out. Lingering roasted notes. Really tasty stuff.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2003
Nitro Porter. Beer was black in body with small foamy tan head. Aroma was roasted and chocolatey but the flavour did not live up as it was quite thin. Finish was quite thin as well. jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2003
This is not the porter that I remember about six months ago. This version was watered down and tasted somewhat spoiled. It had almost a grape-juice taste about it. Will definitely try again when a new batch comes out. drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2004 The porter most often found at Boundary Bay today is the Nitro porter, which I'm not sure if it's a mutation of the original or a completely different beer. The Nitro Porter however is MUCH better than their previous porters I've had: very dark with the classic creamy nitro head, only difference here from your standard nitro beer is the full roasted chocolate and espresso flavor, combined with a flawless mouthfeel it really is something special. 2/8/03 - This honestly tasted as though the brewery wanted to fill a keg with the one gallon of beer remaining at the bottom of the batch so they poured some water in and flushed it into a barrel. Through the water I was able to distinguish a faint roasty chocolatey flavor - almost a porter in miniature. Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2003
Nearly black colour. Mellow roast/cocoa aroma. Chocolate flavour to start with a roasted malt bitterness to end. Good classic porter.