gramity (1675) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2012
Dark brown/black with a medium sized tan head. Sweet chocolate nose with raisins, toffee, some alcohol and roast. The flavor is lightly sweet, very lightly bitter with lots of chocolate, raisins, alcohol, molasses and prunes. Full body is round with moderate carbonation. pintbypint (3733) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
750ml brown bottle, corked. 2011. Deep brown in colour, mahogany highlights. Generous tan head, thick consistency, light spots of lace. Nose is slightly smoky, chocolate malts, light fruit. Taste has a sweet cherry like fruitiness up front, deep caramel, smoky and chcolately malts too. Smoke lingers in the finish, bitter black coffee notes, black cherry tang, roasty malts and some cocoa as well. Pretty rich throughout, not heavy handed with alcohol notes. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, the soft texture works with the richness of this beer. Smokiness was not expected, but works great. I rarely enjoy Baltic Porter this much, but this has a lot going for it. AlainG (2318) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
Belle bière noire coiffée d’une belle mousse couleur mocha. Étrangement, ce sont les olives noires marinées que je perçoit comme odeurs des l’ouverture de la bouteille. Ça disparaît aussitôt pour laisser la place à des arômes de crème brûlée, de malt grillé, de carrés aux dattes et de dattes séchées qui ont commencé à macérer. En bouche, un goût agréablement moelleux de mélasse, de malt rôti qui laisse un arrière-goût surette, qui revient allégrement, accompagné d’une forte présence d’alcool. Belle rondeur. (159-301011/090212) Skvader (152) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2012
Aroma is chocolate, caramel. Taste is sweet of cherry, port, present carb, bitter and sweet aftertaste. A favourite bobark (10) - - FEB 13, 2012
Rich, smooth, resolved with as much chocolate/coffee notes as one could expect without them being explicitly added.
Johnsense (1715) - - FEB 11, 2012
Near black pour, 1 finger of head, very slight ruby hues. Roasted malt, Dark cherry, blackberry, very inviting aroma. Very slight sourness that completely disappears when this hits room temperature. Roasted mallt, very slight smokiness, dark cherry, blueberry, blackberry, coffee, burnt toffee. Thick body. Dangerously easy to drink for a 10% porter. Serve it a couple degrees below room temperature. TheBeerGod (6244) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Bottle - 750 mL corked and caged. Vintage 2011 at 10% ABV. Black pour with a short, fizzy tan head. Aroma is smoky with strong roasted malt, dark fruit notes and hints of chocolate. Taste is rather sweet with roasted malt, chocolate notes, dark fruit, coffee, burnt caramel, soft smokiness, and light woody notes. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with sweet and roasted malt, chocolate covered cherries, coffee notes and soft smokiness. SudsMcDuff (8462) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2012
this brewery always intrigues me... pours a deep ruby brown .. . instant coffee, light tar, roasty charcoal, and light bitterness .. . enjoyable, but i wanted at least some kind of smoke .. . . When, boy? When, ..are you gonna get your act together? RedSox2004 (1951) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Deep black with a generous frothy light brown head that retained well and left magnificent lacing. Rich aromas of dark fruits like plums and figs, blackberries, chocolate, coffee and smoke. Flavors are similar and similarly complex, with the chocolate and coffee notes coming through a bit stronger, and the addition of brown sugar and molasses. Full body, slick mouthfeel, soft carbonation and a finish that features dark fruit sweetness and alcohol warmth. Jool (198) - - FEB 2, 2012
Bouteille 750mL, cuvee 2011. Nez dominant de melasse avec des notes de fumee et de tabac. Bouche cremeuse et intense ou le sucre laisse place a l’alcool a la fin: beaucoup de melasse et un peu de cacao.