gopherfan99 (1778) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle; pours dark brown with a tan head; aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and a hint of smoke; taste is bittersweet chocolate with some roasted coffee, caramel, and hints of smoke and dark fruits; finish is dry with some light bitterness; excellent porter Spab (3791) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2016
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours an orange-tinged dark brown with nice light tan head. Aroma is moderately smoky with chocolate, toffee and some herbal bitterness. Flavour is fairly smoky with cocoa, toffee, a little coffee and a bit of herbal character. Lingering smoke and tar in finish. Nice. GlennHendry (441) - OSHAWA, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2016
Gorgeous pour with a bubbly head that lasts for weeks. The aroma is coffee, hops and a bit of smoke. The taste is more coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malts and dark fruit. Top notch. tsd08460 (1139) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Aroma: smoke, roasty, chocolate,
Appearance: brown-black with a beige head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, light smoke
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Tasty PotjeBier (3218) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2016
Tap @ Beer Temple, sample size. Very dark color, but not quite black/opaque. Frothy, light beige head. Aroma’s: light smoke, light roasted, very mild really. Retronasal there’s a bit more to it: smokey, roasted malts. Flavor is roasted, hardly sweet. Light bodied. Finishes with light tar, moderate bitter.
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
650 mL bottle. Decent looking beer, with a sticky tan head. A little smoke in the nose, but the aroma is fairly mild. It’s subtle in the flavour as well, appearing at the start and lingering in the finish. In between, it’s more typical porter flavours, although it’s not as roasty as some. It is, however, more bitter in the finish than most. Not sure what to think of that. It feels like a hoppy bitterness, rather than from roasted malt. miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - JAN 24, 2016
Cervesa on destaquen els tocs torrats de xocolata i de cafè però amb un toc fumat.
Cerveza dónde destacan los toques tostados de chocolate y de café pero con un toque ahumado. deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
Overpriced bomber from the LCBO. Cocoa, coffee, sweet, dark malt, light smoke, mild bitterness. Solid. jmgreenuk (9333) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 16, 2016
Tap at the Great Beer Bar, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Poured a clear reddish brown with a frothy off white head. The aroma is toffee caramel malt light smoky roast malt. The flavour is moderate liqourice bitter, light sweet with a soft smooth sweet smoky malt, light hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. mariuspoenari (2637) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2016
Dark brown pour with a fine tan head. Smells like dark cherries, roasted grains, a bit of whiskey, peat, smoke. The taste is bitter, with notes of peat, smoke, dark cherries and dark chocolate. Silky smooth texture with medium body and a bitter and smoky aftertaste.
LE: when the beer gets warmer, one can identify other notes: funky sour notes in the nose, together with caramel, and the taste also contains notes of caramel and a bit of vanilla. Pretty complex beer.