BREWMUSKCLES (2759) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2011
watery and light body with low carbonation. a bit of nut and sweetness in some Colombian coffee flavor. no hint of alcohol. I really did not get anything else out of this one. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2009
Dark brown in colour with a thin beige coloured head, no lacing. The aroma was sweet with some light chocolate, very faint hops, some burnt malts. The flavour is sweet and incredibly smooth, some coffee, roasted malts, very light alcohol. Sweet mouthfeel, medium body, medium/light carbonation. Finishes long, dry with some hops.VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
A good porter, very light alcohol in the flavour but it never becomes a distraction, good balance.
Bottle at Mondial 2008, Montreal, Quebec.
Sampled on May 30, 2008.
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark, cloudy, brown-red tinted black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, figs, earth. Flavor is chocolate, hazelnut, creamy mocha, vanilla, smoked, woody. Finish is alcohol warmth, a dash of salt. Lingering sweet chocolate. Thick body, soft mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Solid. VertBaconStrips (2422) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JUL 23, 2011
Poured out a dark brown with a solid red hue, large, frothy light brown cap that sticks around quite nicely and produces some dissipating spots but on a new pour the lacing is thick and dirty looking and glues itself to the glass. Very sweet aroma - too sweet, caramel, vanilla, coconut, dates, tons of sweetness throughout and it seems to be gaining ground. The taste is also sweet very sweet with a hint of alcohol.. just a hint, caramel, odd chocolate, medium roast, vanilla, light spice, coconut, brown sugar, weak molasses. The flavour has been consistent the entire time. Ok feel, astringent at times on the finish. Too sweet. Long finish. Meh. AlainG (2410) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
Brun foncé aux reflets rougeâtres, une mousse qui veut, mais ne peut durer. Elle bave uniformément. Des arômes de torréfaction et de miel de sarrasin semblent prendre les devants. C’est très étrange, mais des senteurs de "putty" pour boucher la rouille sur un vieux char m’envahissent le nez. Ça sent plutôt bon lorsqu’on connaît le produit, sauf que c’est assez chimique. Un goût sucré qui s’apparente à la cassonade foncée ou encore des bonbons au beurre. L’alcool a un rôle de soutient. La bouche passablement remplie de tout ce qui en sort. (365-200912)
Fred82 (2332) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2009
Glass, on tap at Host and Vice-Versa. Poured pitch black with a medium creamy brown head. Awesome look. Good head retention, leaves great lacing. Aroma is chocolate, strong roasted malt and caramel. Taste is roasted malt, caramel and chocolate. Finish is quite roasted. Mouthfeel is creamy. medium carbonation. It is my best porter so far. Rating #119 mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2007
Draught. Very dark brown with a small brown ring of head. Solid aroma - oaky, smoke, raisin sugars, and plum. Medium body that has a good dose of sweetness but is never overwhelming. There’s some toffee and roast fluffiness and finishes with a nice malt bitterness. Very good.
tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Sampled at Mondial on June 1, 2007.
Bottle @ RG 20. Brown with little head. Smells like grass, cherries, coffee and lemon. Light roasty and dry flavor. punkska101 (2194) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
750 ml dark brown bottle bought @ Grand Duc : Dense black, solid beige head that last , coffee / moka in nose, a touch of acidity balance by chocolate note 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.