thorongil2 (2821) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) clear, bright, very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of smoked fruit, then jam; thick palate; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish, well hidden alcohol
GlennHendry (389) - OSHAWA, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich and creamy pour with roasted coffee and fig newtons in the aroma. A little lighter body than expected, with prominent licorice and a bit of booze at the end.
Stultus (147) - ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2017
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet malty, chocolate. Taste is malty, roasty, chocolate, creamy, bitterish roasty. Alcohol in the finish, otherwise well hidden.
cattaneopapa (378) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2017
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle from LCBO. 9% alc/vol. Pours an opaque deep brown colour with one finger of lasting light brown head. Lacing clinging to the side of the glass. Aromas of coffee and bread. Taste starts with a sweet toffee flavour, coffee in the middle and finishes with a well balanced dry and hoppy finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Listigovers (1085) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2017
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extremely creamy and unique palate, more creaminess seems to come out of the body while it is in your mouth, astounding. Very roasty character, malts take a long time to show in the aftertaste, definite anise flavour, a bit of a bark type character, a bit of earthy chocolate, nuts. Pours black with dark brown head, dissipates fairly quickly for how dense the head is. Smells a bit boozy but doesn’t taste it.. Overall really good.
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2017
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours pitch black with a small beige head. Smells roasty with hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste is roast, coffee, and chocolate. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Nogno Ø/Terrapin Imperial Rye Porter finishes with a silky toasted coconut.
robinvboyer (4425) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from the lcbo. Black pour, large brown head. Big roast, pine resin hops, soft spice from the rye, and hints of bitter cocoa. Silky mouth feel, soft carb. Finish is medium bitter, with strong licorice notes, anise, fennel and more pine. Sweetness fades and pine rounds everything out, with more roast.
portwood (264) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2017
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Molasses, chocolate, coffee, wine notes. Lactic, acidic, prickly, thick mouth feel. Oaked wine, salty licorice, spiced dark chocolate. (bottled 09/08/16)
kevinsenn (2159) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from LCBO. Thick molasses and dark fruit aroma. Huge grainy and toasty taste that finishes with dark fruits and brandy. Roasty bitterness throughout. Very nice.
Freaky_tiki (1182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from LCBO. Pours dark as a winter’s night with a nice ring of brown foam hugging the glass. Well made porter. Somehow manages to be very smooth & yet at times the mouthfeel prickles. Booze at 9% is quite stealthy here. Coffee roast, green hops, drizzles of chocolate. The rye characteristics are not as pronounced as expected. Pretty damn fine.