radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2004
Near black in colour. Aroma was a medium roastiness, fruity sweetness and a hint of coffee. Flavour of burnt malts, slightly oily, some sweetness and oaky. Finishes with a long medium bitterness. Tessic (1191) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2004
This porter pours a black cherry colour with a rocky light tan head. The aroma consists of Chocolate, grapes,roasted malts and a slight pine hoppy scent. Flavours include coffee, chocolate and burnt malts with a little ash thrown in. The flavours start off slow but the burnt malts come through huge! The palate is bitter with more lingering coffee and chocolate flavours. joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
Slightly translucent dark brown w/ creamy beige head. Sweet, roasty aroma of caramel, plums, & milk chocolate w/ licorice notes. Thinner than most porters, closer to a brown ale in feel, but appropriate for style. Roasty flavour of caramel, milk chocolate, coffee & plums w/ hints of licorice & light smoke. Cartoonkhaki (1301) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2004
Extreamly dark amber light brown head. Malty sweet almost a slight hint of honey in the aroma. A roastedness detected in the aroma as well. Roasted flavour really dry bitter. Light carbonation which is what I like in this style Think coating and creamy palate. CapFlu (5129) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a deep brown with a small beige head. Nose of coffee and roasted malt. Initial flavour of smoked chocolate leads to a tart finish. Very good.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2004
Coffee and molasses hit me first from this somewhat-thinner-than-expected dark brown beer. Topped with a minimal tan head it seems to have a bit of unexpected complexity. Like a coffee porter at first, then making me wonder if there is some fruit in there, then perhaps some caramel? Roasty and malty to finish - sweet but nicely balanced with the bitter. Got noticably better as it warmed. Enjoyable. nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2004
Very dark brown, almost no head. Aroma of coffee, burnt molasses. Flavour is nicely bittered, salty, light smokiness, some faint malt backbone. Medium body, lightly carbonated. Good all-around porter. Bottle. Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2004
Bottle. Pours dark mahogany with virtually no head. Rich and complex aroma of chocolate, plums, currants, molasses, and vanilla. No real follow-through with the flavours, however, as they are a bit simplistic in comparison. Stewed fruit sweetness, with some late bitterness that builds during the finish. Relatively thin body with very light carbonation. Stylistically enigmatic, but somewhat reminiscent of beers like Gale’s Prize Old Ale and Harvey’s Christmas Ale. An interesting beer that doesn’t quite come together in the end, although it is still worth sampling. wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2004
Tasted in Toronto from LCBO. Tasted in dimple mug at about 15C. Very slight head, thin with a brownish white tinge. Deep dark almost black, possibly dark dark brown. Aroma is of burnt caramel and molassis. Flavour is similar to aroma., burnt caramel with a molassis sweetness, and a slightly bitter ending. Overall, nothing major stands out with this one. YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Interesting bottle reminiscent of the old porter bottles. Pours a deep dark brown with red highlights and a frothy tan head. The look I love. Aroma of chocolate and bitter chocolate in the flavor. Nice porter.