GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
Sampled from a growler that had been sent from Wisconsin to New York, and then driven up to Toronto, so it was nearly 10 days since it had been bottled, but it was still in remarkably good condition. Very dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is smoky and ropey with some old coffee notes. Body is light, Flavour is sour and smoky, like an old style porter, with coffee in the background. Very nice stuff. [Toronto Christmas Party ’04] madvike (3306) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2009
On tap @ The Old Fashioned - Pours deep black with a small tan head. Not quite the total eclipse I was expecting, as you can see some light get through it at the edges of the glass, but dark nonetheless. There wasn’t a ton on the nose, even as I let it sit for a bit. It’s milky, with some sour malt and a little baking spice. Taste is nutty with some nice dryness. Bready, bitter malt on the finish, and smooth and velvety down the throat. Goes down real easy, but full enough to satisfy. Calumet continues to impress me. DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2004
Woody, smokey aroma, dark brown, almost no head. This tasted of coffee, with some bitter and sour fruit together, giving the impression of an old style porter? Bitter, light bodied. Terrific, though it didn’t suit the style. Thanks to Beerhugger, via IPFreely. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
Doug’s, Christmas 2004. Dark brown colour, nice tan head. Sour coffee aroma. The taste is nice than the smell - reminded me of a sour old style porter with slight coffee notes. A little watery. Not bad. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
Growler at Fall Beerfest In Toronto 2004. Deep brown in colour. Aroma was quite roasty, smokey and malty. Flavour had lots of roast, chocolate, burnt malt. Medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes roasty and long. The growler held up really well.
BDR (2535) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Thanks to skyview for sharing this dark pour. Roasted malt aroma, slightly grainy in character. Light mouthfeel with a roasted/burnt coffee malt flavor. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Thanks to whoever brought this to the Toronto Christmas Party ’04. Admittedly older growler but still in great shape. Very dark mahogony, nice tan head. Nose is smoky, dark roasted malts. Rich smoky bitterness, chocolaty finish. Kevin (2217) - Montana, USA - MAY 2, 2006
light see through black with a minimal head. sweet nose of light roast. a bit of roast and coffee with a sugar sweetness taste. light chocolate in the finish. 11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Growler at DougShoemaker’s. Considering that this spent considerable time out of the keg this was a pretty decent beer. Deep black color with a light brown head. Coffee aromas. Slightly bitter. Light to medium bodied. Flavors were coffee and roasted malt. tennisjoel (1496) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Beer tasting at Cellars Lex/Larpenteur. Thanks Bob (Skyview) for this treat! Roasty notes and a nice flavor here. Unfortunately the sample was served too cold and from a growler it was undercarbonated, which lessened the experience. I think this would be a nice beer with the right conditions. Glad I was able to sample.