Crit (4011) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2017 beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, - DEC 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a black color with small brown highlights and a thick, light brown head. Solid aroma of roasted, coffeeish malt, chocolate and mild hops. The flavor is a meal of luscious roasted and chocolate malt with light hops for seasoning, it’s slightly bitter in the finish. The body is medium with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation. This is one of the best porters out there, kudos.
Black, brown head.Light roasted nose. Dry, bitter roast palate. Body is medium thin. Could stand a touch of sweetness stantheman (1052) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2017
On tap at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. A black beer with bit of tan head and a faint and indistinct nose. Here we go. Hmm..a definite citrus hop note up front. Unusual for a porter. Creamy with rich cocoa notes, coffee notes. Basically a hoppy porter. Well, Top 50 for the style notwithstanding, this here ain’t my kinda porter. 3.6 maupie (1098) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2017
34cl fles. Helder donker bruin kleur, middelfijne romige bruine schuimkraag. De geur van gebrande mout en citrus. Smaak is zoet, koffie, chocolade en noten. Vol Lichaam, Veel koolzuur darbeer75 (903) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Aroma: lots of roasty and nutty notes; Appearance: pitch black with creamy tan head that lingers; Taste: rich, dry, creamy with nice roastiness; some caramel and a little coffee and chocolate; Palate: heavy body with long, roasty/bitter finish; Overall: great porter. Would definitely get again. wombat23 (1425) - Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a giant foamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, coffee notes, dark chocolate, hazelnut, a touch of ash. Complex.
Oakes (17697) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2017
Dark brown. Very big chocolate nose, lots of nice sugars, great balance...you need the brown sugars to pull those chocolate notes through. Very food porter...no thin crap. fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2017
Draught at Darby’s Gastown, Vancouverlebiochimiste (24) - - MAR 13, 2017
Black color, compact brownish head. Wonderful aroma of boutique coffee, hot chocolate, cappuccino. Dry and smooth, with strong roasted malt character, coffee, and no room for much else. Ashy in the final.
Too roasty for me, but very nicely made.
Pours a deeeeep dark color with a beautiful foam. Notes of of caramel, coffee and dark chocolate. Some hoppy flavors too. Rich yet not too heavy. The bitterness is there but not overpowering. Idiosynkrasie (7539) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2017
341ml bottle. Jet black colour with average to huge, thick, creamy, mostly lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Chocolately, roasty, dark malty aroma, notes of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate sauce, some treacle, mocha, coffee. Taste is chocolately, roasty dark malty, notes of coffee, mocha, dark chocolate, milk chococlate, bitter hoppy overtones; bitter finish with notes of dark chocolate and a minimally chalky touch. blackisle (2590) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle 34.1cl. bottle date 23/6/2015, poured into a shaker, calm gusher, foam keeps on oozing out of the bottle. Cocoa nose; opaque dark brown, huge macropore soapy tan head, good retention, good lacing; aroma roasted malts, cocoa, espresso coffee, nuts, bit oak; smooth taste medium sweet and bitter, roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee; dry roasted bittersweet aftertaste, coffee ground and spicy notes in the finish; medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation; excellent.