gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2013
Sleeman Fine Porter.
It’s getting dark out and my iPad takes terrible pics in the dark.
Insane amount of head over a very dark brown beer. Hoppy malty sweet scent. Thick and rich, especially after the lagers and IPAs I just had. Clings to the tongue. Coffee. Roasted nuts. Something just a touch too bitter that ruins it. Not completely ruins it, it’s still rather good but it seems to have mor potential. This one is more my speed.
bulldogops (2507) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle. 5.8%. Dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, medium retention. Aroma is roast malts, coffee, light chocolate. Taste is burnt espresso. Mouthfeel is dry, lightly carbonated. Overall, a decent brew, but certainly not the best example of a porter out there. HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 18, 2013
Sample at the Fredericton Craft Beer Festival. Colour not as dark as I was expecting, almost no head. Aroma is mild, caramel and old coffee. Taste is average for a porter. Overall, not much to love or hate here. It manages to be a porter without excelling. swiseman (510) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
pours a dark brown with thick tan head. light body. hints of caramel and toffee, but pretty bland stuff overall. fsquirrel29 (90) - Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2013
If I’m picking a porter, I will NOT choose this one. But if I’m looking a normal alcohol content English/Scottish Ale, I would have no problems picking this beer. It’s smooth and doesn’t have a lot of the malted bitter taste of many porters. I would compare this to Bass Ale.
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
341 ml bottle from the beer store. Pours dark brown with a small average frothy head. aroma of roasted malt, stale nuts, and a small amount of day old coffee and a little bit of hops. medium bitter medium bodied. Slightly disappointing. pushkinwow (2793) - Ottawa, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
341ml bottle. Pale brown with a dark creamy head that fades quite quickly. Lots of malt, very light smoke, some grains, molasses, caramelized brown sugar. Huge malty and light molasses taste, moderate carbonation and decent body, mild sweetness, becomes hugely dry with more malt and molasses on the finish with some smoke. An interesting and decent take on a porter. slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
Some dark malts and caramel. Lots of bitterness. Palate is pretty nasty, burning and more bitterness. 070912 XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
Originally reviewed Dec. 31, 2006:
light tan head that was minimal. dark amber colour. slight hint of stale chocolate smell. first hit of bitter taste that fades to a weak coffee taste. low aftertaste. overall decent porter. reebtogi (6277) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
341ml bottle pours a pale amber brown color with a small white head which left only a few specks of lacing on the glass. Aroma is light roasted grains and caramel with some subtle hop notes. Taste is light roast bitterness with some caramel malty sweentess and a mild hop bitterness in the finish. Color and body are quite light for the style and carbonation is moderate. Nothing really special here.