MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2006
Any first impressions?argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2005
-A veil of head covers a deep black gown with brown sleeves.
-Very complex aroma of fruity funk and whiskey barrel.
-Dominating fruity esters strive to evolve beyond grapes, blackberries and prunes.
-Quite carbonated and lean-bodied, thus eminently drinkable.
What if you dig deeper?
-A mild tartness links the fruitiness and whiskey barrel sweetness.
-The polite dosage of funkiness actually fits with all flavors.
-Roastiness and chocolate sweeten up the back.
-This porter has morphed into a totally different creature whose evolution would be fun to watch.
Sampled at Extreme Beer Fest ’06.
Red-black body topped by a beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, whiskey/vanilla, cherry, sour. Taste is medium sweet, cherry, some vanilla, sour. Smooth watery medium body.