mcberko (17328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours black with a small tan / brown head. Nose brings out shit tons of whiskey, cocoa powder, and some light roast. Flavour brings out loads of whiskey barrels, dry cocoa powder, and alcoholic notes. Quite light-bodied, whiskey-dominated, and boozy, but still somehow elegant. Good stuff. Sammy (12105) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
Very smart strong porter. Thick dark brown appearance,a little retained head, not so much Canadian whiskey, enough to generate a Decent aroma, a hint of whiskey. Above average mouthfeel. Excellent porter. Like a big beer, very good with food, fish and meat. Very good drinkability.
jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
2014-05-02. Black body with a nice foamy tan head as it foams out of the bottle 3++ Aroma is a bit tangy, notes of whiskey and barrel, light roast. Flavour is similar, dark malt core, dryish lightly roasty finish, some mineral notes especially in the finish. Average bodied palate, effervescent carbonation. Just Okay. Bottle shared by Blankboy.
7/4/7/3/14+ MartinT (9852) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
My Bottom Line:mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
This Barrel-Aged Robust Porter showcases peated whisky, roasted malts and coniferous hop resins in a wealthy, silky mouthfeel which makes you lick your teeth.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A fluffy head of foam laces all around the deep darkness.
-Wooden notes appear within the whisky smokiness.
-The salty, peaty greenness is perfectly harmonious with the hop signature.
-Dark chocolate lengths are delicious.
-Some caramel is also tasted within, working nicely alongside the salty peated whisky flavors.
-I still prefer the regular version, but this barrel-aged version is still a wonderful variation on the same theme.
-Cooler temperatures make the roastiness stand out too much, whereas warmer temps bring better balance in the malts’ contribution.
-Some raisins are also found here and there.
-The aroma is a bit linear compared to the flavor profile.
[6304-20140502] Bottle. Yeasty toasted sour grains aroma. Dark brown body with a long-lasting creamy tan head had a huge foamy overflow when opened. Roasted malty sour grains flavour has a long aftertaste. Medium-full body has a fluffy sour feel. Interesting, really not digging the fuss though, sorry. (6/2/6/2/12) 2.8
czar (9004) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2013
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, GregClow, jercraigs)
on tap at chambly festival. very dark brown pour with a small beige head that shows some retention and nice lacing. roasted nuts and malts, hazelnuts, smoke - not overpowering, soy, maple, mushrooms, tasty umami, hint of vanilla and bold woodsy notes. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily, bold and assertive grassy-reinous finish. complex and well executed BA porter. TaktikMTL (7733) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Bouteille de 750 ml achetée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe de chocolat et d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’alcool en arrière goût. (Rating #5918) blankboy (7662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
[My bottle (750ml) shared with GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o Glouglouburp] Massive gusher! Eventually pours a very dark brown with an average size lasting frothy light-brown head and some lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt along with some sourness, whiskey, wood, a hint of chocolate and lots of leafy hops. Flavour of roasted malt, leafy hops, chocolate, yeast and hints of coffee and spices. Average to medium bodied. The gushing means it might have been ’off’ but regardless it was still quite good. Boutip (6336) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle: Poured a clear black color ale with a large foamy head with good retention with some light lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with light black chocolate with some subtle whisky notes. Taste is also dominated by light whiskey notes with some black chocolates and roasted malt with light residual sugar notes from the maple syrup. Body is quiet light for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I am not sure what the hype is about – I thought this was a bit thin for style with not enough whiskey notes. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
Clearish coffee coloured ale wearing a generous tan froth. Pretty balanced aroma in which minty, earthy, peaty whisky notions complement the roasted malts and come to overcast the arrogant hops from the base version. Minty chocolate angles are quickly met by a firm nutty toastiness. The whisky is a constant part of the equation, but never ventures into the overly corny or vanilla laden territory, hereby remaining polite, woodsy, spicy and smokey. It pairs nicely with the ensemble, though I can’t help but miss the fragrance and freshness from the regular and more affordable Lapatt. Pleasantly enough, up until the finish, interesting dark fruits along the lines of raisins, blackberries or black currant manage to peak through and add a vinous component which removes from the otherwise fairly alcoholic profile for a 7% brew which has lost a bit of body in the wood-aging process. Tasty stuff, well elaborated, but not something I’d drink regularly.