tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2005 jackstraw111 (10) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. A reasonable porter, but much thinner mouthfeel than many of its American counterparts. Tasty without the traditional porter sweetness. A hint of smoke. Could use a bit more bittering, but overall, a reasonable brew.
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2005 Moderate smoked malt aroma with some roastiness. Opaque dark brown with a finger of tan/brown head that recedes slowly to cover with very nice lacing. Moderate smoked malt flavour up front gives way to sweet caramel and toffee with a slowly creeping roasty bitterness towards the finish. Medium-full body with creamy smooth texture. On tap at the brewpub. Crockett (1117) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2005
Draft. Pours deep brown/black with a thin creamy brown head. Lightly smoked chocolate, nutty roast, and berry aroma. Chocolate, toffee, coffee. Earthy malts. Smoke is very nicely incorporated. Lightly sweet caramel and berry nuiances. Musty yeast. Very dry long roasty finish. Great stuff.