davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Tap at Blue Monk. Exceptional. Aromas of grass, chocolate, and dark fruit. Taste has a sweet start, with bitterness taking over. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Dark brown, with short-lived head. czar (9610) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2010
Sweet dark fruits, a bit too sweet to my taste. Medium to heavy body. Bottle kept on foaming forever. Anyhow, microcarbonation, toffee, a bunch of flavours. Ho.st rocks. RoyceH (1200) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 23, 2010
Tap at Church Key. Dark brown, light off-white film. Nose oddly lemony, sparkly, not unlike lemon washing up liquid. Undertones of plum. Mouth is plummy, prune, slight sourness and some spice. Slight sweetness, fruity, dark fruit, touch of peach at the end. Woodiness is there too. Really nice. Slight saltiness on the swallow. robinvboyer (4812) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2010
Licorice, anise, sweet roasted malts, touch of coffee. A little on the sweet side. Carb is way too high, nice mouth feel, a touch wattery in the finish. arone12 (935) - Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Pours a dark dark brown color with a light brown head. Smells of caramel Ann’s chocolate. Taste is similar. Chose this beer because it was made in Canada. Delicious coffee aftertaste.
georgebrassin (176) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2010
750ml Bottle. Hazy black with large beige head. Aroma is chocolate, licorice, with some hint of coffee. Medium body with fizzy bubbles. Taste is coffee and chocolate. Good one. DerWeg (1750) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2010 NEW RATE - Opaque brown with creamy tan ring, nutty fruity aroma, taste is deeply sweet with a core of fruit and malt, light acidity plays out berry skins, and there is some leomon and grape and a hint earth, this would age quite well. ** OLD RATE - Brown look with small white head. Aroma lightly sweet with herbal and coffee notes. Lots of sweet tastes of malt, dark sugars, etc. Has some character of red wine and hint of coffee, very interesting! 7 4 7 3 12 = 3.3 Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Tap at Mondial 2010. Pours a deep dark woody slight hazed brown with a decent lasting head. Aroma is very sweet, brown sugar, caramel malts, molasses, toasty nutty chocolate, spices, herbs and earthy notes with maple sugar. Flavor is maple, earth, big toast and leather with nutty dark chocolate, oily hints, tobacco leaf, sharp caramelized buttery toffee, tons of licorice and anise seed spice- moderately clean in the end though. PWheatley (119) - , Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2010
75cl bottle. Pours very dark, black even with a small tan head. Aroma is black licorice no hops to be smelt. Mouth feel is sticky and sweet. Over all an ok porter, but not that great. probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2009
500 ml bottle via julienhuxley, shared with Billy, served cool in a tuumbler. NO21/09.
App.: Deep brown-black, so-so tan head.
Aroma: INFECTED! Unpleasant organic acids, some nice deep malts underneath (the silver lining), generally bad.
Palate: Medium+ body, gentle carbonation.
Flav.: Some nice black coffee and dark chocolate notes, light fruitiness, marred by infection; lightly sweet, low bitterness inappropriate tang.
Quite unfortunate. Needs to be re-rated.