Bendrixian (1515) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2015
Pitch black. Coffee and toast caramel and malts. Medium bodied. Decent length considering the style and a bit of vanilla mixed on the chocolate and toast. Not heavy on the bitter toast. JoeMcPhee (10270) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
Deep black pour with a thick tan head. The nose is intensely
chocolatey. Soft earthiness and a touch of dark cocoa. Really rich and
malty. The coconut is there but is quite restrained lending just a
touch of interesting punctuation on a straight up rich malty porter.
Has a nice bit of blackberry as well as a some balancing bitterness.
Awesome stuff really. I wish I didn’t wait as long as I did to try it.
Considering my dislike of most things coconut, they’ve done a killer
job. deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle from brewery. Roasted malts and chocolate with mild notes of coconut and coffee. Well balanced and not overly flavoured. Good stuff. Tranquillity (2686) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
This is amazing. The body is black, like oil. The aroma is subtle, with vanilla and rye. The flavour really overdelivers compared to the aroma, which is wonderful. The taste is vanilla, sweet eye and coffee. HogTownHarry (7466) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
March 8, 2015 - on draught at Bar Hop. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is mostly coconut, then roast and a fair bit of balancing herbal bitterness, a little earthy too. Taste follows, but there’s something almost jalapeno-like in there - quite earthy and a little heat to it as well, it prevents the coconut from overwhelming this - I really, really liked it. Solid body for a porter, slick, airy and creamy mouthfeel, medium-long finish - starts with roast/coconut meat then evolves to dry herbal/earthy/spicy bitterness, leaves a little dry tingle behind.
Spab (4428) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
On tap at Volo. Pours a very dark brown with average-sized beige head that hangs around. Aroma is fairly roasty with lots of cocoa, a little milk chocolate and some espresso. Flavour also has a prominent roastiness with lots of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, hints of coffee and a slightly sweet coconut character that emerges as the beer warms. Medium-full body. Solid. pictoman (1283) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
Poured from the tap. Near black with beige head. Chocolate, mild roasted malt, coconut notes, mild lactic. mabel (10136) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
[6792-20140919] Tap. Chocolate grains and coffee dust and Tootsie Roll aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Bitter grains base flavour has subtle hints of chocolate and coffee before blowing up into sour plastic. Full body. Odd. (7/3/6/3/14) 3.3
blankboy (7990) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
(A Night With GLB & Amsterdam @ Bar Hop, Toronto, ON)
[Cask at ’Cask Days 2014’] Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a spare long-lasting beige head. Some lacing on the glass. Aroma has lots of coffee, some dark malt, a hint of coconut and some chocolate. Amazing flavour with lots of chocolate, lactic notes, coffee, roasted malt, coconut, nuts and more. Medium bodied, almost creamy mouthfeel (impressive for cask). A fantastic beer. robinvboyer (4876) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
Cask days 2014.
A really impressive mix of nutty, sweet coconut with some very roasty, dark, slightly soyish coffee. The sweetness wasnt overpowering, but just sweet enough to compliment the intense nutty roastiness from the coffee. Both melded beautifully. One of my favs of the festival.