DeanF (2647) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2018 DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 18, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml "bomber" bottle acquired via beer trade...
Aroma - The beer gives out a nice roasty arome, with loads of chocolate and caramel notes, some dark fruit, vanilla, and a little smokiness to it. Not super-intense but strong enough.
Appearance - The beer has a dark brown, opaque body, topped by a rich, yet airy light caramel head. Lots of small bubbles can be visible at the start. Head retention and lacing are quite good. Looks like a beautiful porter to me!
Taste - Starts out pretty sweet, with chocolate, vanilla, and caramel notes and a very nice roastiness. Then comes a bit of earthy hops and a touch of smokiness. The finish is fairly bitter, with lingering roasted notes. There is nothing unique about this porter, but everything about it is just very tasty, so it tastes excellent
Palate - Medium body to it. Quite effervescent at first, which is normal for porters, this beer becomes quite mild after. No trace of alcohol. Moderately dry and bitter.
The drinkability is great on this one. The beer goes down like a charm. Being not too thick and not at all boozy, it is super sessionable, all the while being delightful.
Overall, this is one of the finer Canadian porters I’ve had, and probably one that’s closest to the British examples of the style.
Has a very nice foam on top of a dark black body. Aroma of sharp roasted barley and I can tell already it is a little watery. Flavour is sharp and sour barley, nice in fact, good balance there but just barely. And yes, it needs more fullness on the mouth. Serviceable again but no home run to be found. Tranquillity (2570) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2016
Draft at the brewery. Black body, small brown head. Aroma of smoke and the taste is full, very malty, roasted oak. chinchill (5377) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2016
On tap at the brewery.
Near black body is opaque with dark ruby highlights. The tan head is creamy and durable.
Chocolate and coffee in the nose both reappear in the rich flavor but with faint coffee and lots of dark roasted grains.
Smooth, full body.
Overall; not quite up with Fullers but admirably close. fiveacestx (977) - Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Dark brown with a thick tan head and good lacing on the glass. Very nice appearance. One of the better ones I’ve seen for a porter. Light coffee and some mocha chocolate. Very smooth body and a light malty finish. Excellent beer. DomD (317) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Poured from bottle. Great aroma of chocolate and coffee. Pours black. Has a light bitter taste. Medium body, oily texture, and a mild bitter finish. A really nice smooth porter.
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
This is a very fine Porter. Coffee, cocoa, toasted malts, caramel and earth tickle the nose hairs with every sniff. Right before things go opaque, this beer halts its Lovibondage and tops it off with a sexy tan head. Great bittersweet classic English taste here, a very lightly oily body with mid carbonation. Pick up a six’er if you can. johnnnniee (4457) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from the brewery
Pours a solid dark brown with ruby highlights and a smallish off white head that dissipates rather quickly. Aromas of roasted grain, toffee, caramel and hints of earthy. The flavor follows the aroma quite well. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Decent porter, I prefer them a bit more robust, but this one is tasty. vadie (1257) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
Noir avec une mousse moyenne marron. L’arôme du chocolat et malt torréfié. Le goût est pareille et équilibré avec un peu d’amertume. dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
Deep brown with a big pill owing head. Smoky malt, chocolate and molasses in the nose. Lots of smooth chocolate, creamy smoky roasty malt. Very nice classic porter Gerbeer (4155) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours black with full whitish head. Aromas of burnt malts, hay, and light coffee. Flavors of heavily roasted malts, bitter unsweetened chocolate, and ash. Very dry. Just the way I expect a Porter is supposed to be - no confusion with a stout on this one.