dfearnley (2518) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2018
Aroma is sour chocolate, vanilla, maple, malt, and nuts. Taste is chocolate, caramel, sweet malts, coffee, and some sourness. sulawang (1228) - - JAN 6, 2018
Visual: Pours jet black with a quickly dissipating fizzy head, no retention, clustered fast streams surfacing.
Nose: sweet nutty roast coffee malt, vanilla overtones (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: fizzy-crisp. light slick
Mid-palate: (lvl-5-sweetness), chocolate malt
Finish: semi-dry chocolate, cookie, light burpy, mild coffee exhale, lingering subtle sour caramel malt
Summary: The mids don't have a lot of depth a feel very one-noted with the chocolate malt being dominant and persistent until the finish. The nose is better than the taste. Oakes (19931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2018
Dark brown with a thin head. On the nose, lots of chocolate, bit of vegetal coffee. Ok. Medium body, sweet chocolate, light roast. There's good balance of these elements for a light chocolatey porter. bdleedahl (751) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 10, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2017 Very clean and easy drinking. Mild roast and but very well balanced. Worth buying again. cards04 (2974) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 22, 2017
Pours black with mocha head. Thin. Aromas of coffee and roasted malts. Espresso flavours. Some dark chocolate. Not bad.
Brettsky06 (539) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 22, 2017
Pours black in color. Nice cocoa and coffee aromas. Taste has some dark chocolate and coffee. This is a really nice porter. One of the better Granville island beers northropfrye (3791) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 18, 2017
Dark body, off-white thin head, some soapy lacing. Pleasant aroma of cocoa powder and a touch of coffee. Reminds me a bit of the Big Bad Baptist aroma, though not as pronounced. Taste is semi-sweet, cocoa, and coffee, not too complex and could be more pronounced. Palate a bit thin. Over all one of Granville Island’s better products. blovesbeer (1) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2017 does not count
My favourite beer of the holidays. Great balance of coffee and cocoa. I’d like it a little stronger but overall a real beauty! UXO (1896) - CANADA - JAN 14, 2017
Appearance: clear deep brown, one fat finger of dense beige head, good retention and clingy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: slightly over extracted coffee, roasty malt, dark chocolate. (6/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-full body dropping off to slightly watery, soft carbonation, moderate bitter finish. (3/5)
Tastes a bit better than it smells: the aromas suggest a bit of over extraction of the coffee, but that doesn’t come through quite as much on the tongue. Mind you, I’d be happier if those over extraction notes weren’t there at all. The chocolate is short-lived, being quite promising on the initial pour, but dropping rapidly. I think this flavour profile would work better with a heavier beer, i.e. a Stout, but as a Porter it comes across as just a bit thin and anemic. (13/20) DuffMan (10983) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2017
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Smitty. We’ve been going through a fair few coffee stouts and porters this winter, and this is a good one. I was a bit surprised, since the last few brews I’ve had from Granville Island have been mediocre at best. This beer opens up with nice fresh coffee and dark chocolate, it is full bodied and has a nice creamy mouthfeel. Finish is dry with balanced bitterness. Well done.