blankboy (7400) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle (500ml)] Pours a very dark brown with a lasting average size frothy tan head. Minimal lacing. Aroma (7+) of toasted malt, lactic notes, nuts, light smoke, hints of coffee & chocolate and light hops. Flavour of toasted malt, lactic notes, light leafy hops, some coffee and nuts -- not much smoke if any in the flavour but it tastes good. Average to moderate bitter finish. Average bodied. Pretty good.
Raistlin (348) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: smoked flavours, beacon, bread, rye malts. Appearance: dark, hazy brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: intense malts coming up, bread, cereals, smoked flavours, soft carbonation, medium body. Loved it.
probstblueribbon (3785) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep brown-black with a prolific deep tan head.
Aroma: Grape jelly and other fruitiness, light phenolic/peaty smoke, limited roasted malt character.
Palate: Medium+ body, fairly smooth with a few prickly bubbles.
Flav.: A bit more roasted malt and a bit less fruitiness, smoke remains restrained; dry with moderate bitterness and a mixture of restrained dark-roasted malt and smokiness.
Freaky_tiki (1117) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby-black in the glass with a tight mocha coloured cap. A nice dry porter, with roast & slight taste of ashes. Carbonation perhaps a bit more prickly than one would expect. Over all impression is a subtle & muted beer. Maybe a little muted or weak for some moods, but it is a nice sipper after a day at the education factory.
chris__hartley (431) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours opaque dark brown with ruby highlights; the head is tan and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: dark-chocolate, wood-smoke, and shortbread. The taste is lightly bitter that finishes dry and medium bitter; there are notes of: wood-smoke, charcoal, chocolate, and coffee. The palate is medium-light bodied, has light carbonation, and a long finish. Overall, rather pleasant.
Spab (3560) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a very dark brown with modest sized light tan head. Aroma is quite roasty with a hint of peat smoke, some coffee, a bit of dark fruit and caramel. Flavour is also very roast with a solid peat smoke hit, notes of coffee, plum, cocoa and caramel. Fine, minimal carbonaton. Nice one.
jksipa (827) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Dark mahogany with a small tan head. Nose is smoke, toffee, coffee and some plum. Light sweet caramel with a dry smoky moderate bitterness. Mouth is medium- with soft carbonation and a dry finish.
Rasmus40 (18358) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget as Smoked Winter Porter. Almost black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and smoked. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 140116
prawlie (1531) - ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beerhawk. Tasty smoked porter with a bit of black IPA to it. Could perhaps be a little more smoky.
ABS (954) - Stokke, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
As Thornbridge Smoked Winter Porter. Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Very dark brown colour. Tan to brown head. Dark fruit and smoke nose. Roasted coffee. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit and smoke flavour. Medium body and carbonation. Some sweetness. Bitter ending. A bit dry ending as well. Would’ve guessed this had a lot more ABV than 5.3 %. Feels almost like an Imperial Porter. A good one for sure!