Lubiere (14182) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2004
Murky dark beer with slight bitter chocolate nose. Roasted malt in mouth with a an astringence which is unpleasant. Almost metaliic, like liking a iron fence post. Sourness seems to indicate the beer may be off, whcih has been stated many times for this beer in ON. PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2004
This beer has definitively got something different. It is a rather smooth porter with a subtle body. The coffee-cream-chocolate feel is subtle and does not constitute the main mouthfeel of this beer. Instead, efforvescence and a medium roast dominate the taste. DanielBrown (4549) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2004
This is not your ordinary porter and yet something seems missing...
UPDATED: APR 5, 2004 Draught at the Devonshire Arms, Burton on Trent. Nice, almost opaque, jet-black. Coffee cream aroma, which really hit the spot. Deliciously balanced - sweet and dry blend. Very smooth with some warming qualities. Coffee and chocolate flavour tangible, but not overpowering. Delicious on the finish - a great pint in a great pub! Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2004
Bottle conditioned. Medium bodied head, quickly dissapates. Murky amber/brown in color. Bitter finish with malty aftertaste. Fruity, earthy flavours. It's a'ight. Gunny (41) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2004
Dark mahogany with a sumptuous tan head. Vinous nose with hints of homemade raspberry jam, ripe plums and yeast. Pleasing efforvescence with fleeting tastes of dark roast malt, fresh dulse and ripe tree fruit. Lingering aftertaste of bitter grapefruit. The finish is dry and slightly salty.
fiulijn (21461) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2004
Bottle Conditioned MartinT (10102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2004
Dark amber color. Light aroma. Good caramel body, dry roasted malt, strong character. Strong bitterness. With some more fruitness it would be…
Thanks Jens (Ungstrup).
Black grapes smothered by light charcoal flakes...Mini-berries taking it easy in a smooth, watery body...Alarming absence of chocolate and/or notes...Slight roastiness continues into the hoppy back where a metallic tinge causes faint discomfort...Cheers Kimchee!... beerhugger (572) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2004
I had a hard time discerning the aroma - fruity and sweet with licorice perhaps. Essentially no head tops this cloudy rich brown beer. Slightly bitter finish to this fairly thin porter that kinda reminded me of a basic port in it's flavours. Decent. Tessic (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2004
This porter pours a cloudy reddish orange. The scents include cider vineger with a strong doughy smell. A small amount of citrus notes too. Initial taste was kind of watery with smoke notes. Strong yeast flavours. There is some kind of a spicy taste to this beer but I can't put my finger on it. Bitter palate lasts and lasts... jercraigs (10921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2004
Slightly hazy dark amber body witha smallish beige head. Flavour has a roasty bitterness with touch of sour notes with the good flavours seeming a bit muted. Body is a tad thin.