Raistlin (449) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
It looks a lot worse than it tastes. Has small brown head that dissapears in no time at all. No carbonation at all, pretty flat. That being said, it tastes quite decent. Toasty dark bread and very faint smoke. Almost opaque garnet black with clear highlights. It has low bitterness and sticky smooth finish. Body is not overly heavy as you would expect, but medium thickness. asheft (3108) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle from LCBO. Toasty dark bread and very faint smoke. Almost opaque garnet black with clear highlights. Sweet toasty vanilla and hazelnut flavour with low bitterness. Medium full body, moderate carbonation, sticky smooth finish. Ferris (16268) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle - Bacony smoked malts and some dark fruit. Jet black with a rich beige head. Roasted malts, burnt toast and some chocolate. Not much smoke in the taste, but still nice. dfearnley (2284) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle to pint glass
Dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, and something sour. Deep reddish brown with a 5mm creamy tan head. Chocolate, hazelnut, with a hint of smoke. bunget (1010) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
650ml bottle. Dark brown body with reddish tones, small dense latte head with excellent retention. Aroma of caramel malt, dates, light smokiness, blackberries jam, hazelnuts, a touch of coffee. Taste well done toast, caramel, a touch of smoke, licorice, a little coffee. Very well done.
Canmoore (494) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
Pours jet black, with a small brown head. Aroma notes include coffee, smoke nuts, espresso, toffee, tannins, and roasted malts. Tasting notes include coffee, roasted nuts, smoke, a slick earthy mouth feel but suffers from a watery body. Decent porter, but a little weak in the middle. pintbypint (3761) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
650ml brown bottle. Dark brown colour, large tan head. Nose has chocolate and light smoke. Taste of dark chocolate and roasted malts with light smoke notes. Dry finish, roasty aftertaste, creamy palate. Overall, a good porter, I would have enjoyed more smoke though. reebtogi (6341) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
650ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a finger of light beige head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild with chocolate and light roasted notes. Taste is a dark roasted grain bitterness with a chocolate malt sweetness finishing with a red wine grape dryness. A pretty well done brew that fits the style well. Recommended. Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Tasted at Real Canadian Craft Beer Fest. Classically styled with a bit more body than some others I’ve had. This one is pretty decent for the style.
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2014
A good, smoky porter. Dark chocolate, coffee, and wine. A good introductory porter and a good beer in general.