jercraigs (10591) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2012
2012-11-23. Black body with a small tan head. 3+ Dry dusty roast, modest alcohol. Very dry flavour, dusty roast, odd, strangely earthy quality to the roast. Average bodied palate is thin for a porter. It is actually much better than expected, but it was very much not to my own tastes today. Bottle shared by Tupalev DuffMan (10452) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
Rustic clay flip-top bottle shared with TylerDurden. Medium brown with amber highlights. Aroma is quite chocolatey, with toffee notes too. Exceedingly thin mouthfeel with just the faintest hint of any cognac flavour, evident only after allowing the beer to come up in temperature. Not foul, but very disappointing. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
[4969-20121123] Ceramic bottle. Smoky wood aroma has a strange poopy note. Clear, dark amber body with medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Smoked toasted grainy malt flavour. Medium body. Tasty and enjoyable, which is surprising. (6/4/7+/3/15) 3.5
Radek Kliber (7369) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 25, 2013
(c/o tupalev, w/ him, jercraigs)
Aroma: coffee , dry roast , slight woody notes , hint of licorice decently rounded. Boutip (6397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
Look: hazed dark brown with lighter beige top. 3+
Taste/Palate: medium bodied , softer feel. Touch of ash , woody feel , slight nutty elements. Cognac feel is there , balanced that is part of base beer. Good.
Bottle: Poured a clear dark color porter with a large dirty white foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of light dry roasted malt with some light sweet notes and very subtle cognac notes. Taste is a mix between light dry roasted notes with light residual sugar notes and a vanilla and liquor. Body is indeed too thin for style with medium carbonation. Not as bad as expected but not as great either.
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
Cool bottle. Hard to re-close. Light head on dark copper. Cognac dominates the aroma. Vanilla and notes of chocolate as well. Too much cognac and cardboard, not enough porter. Doesn’t seem to come together well. robinvboyer (4699) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
500ml ceramic swingtop. Dark brown, small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, olives, wet paper and zero barrel or cognac. Very watery mouthfeel, low carb. More odd olive/veggie roasted malts, slight sourness in the finish, low bitterness. Again, NO barrel or cognac. None! Viper666 (4215) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
Bouteille 500ml en céramique. De couleur brune très foncée et claire. Nez de malt rôti, de café, léger de chocolat noir avec des notes de fumée de bois ainsi que des traces de vanille, de houblon herbeux et de caramel toffee brûlé. Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-doux ainsi qu’une texture légèrement crémeuse et aux notes aqueuses. Léger goût de fumée de bois avec des traces de vanille lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût de malt rôti avec des notes de chocolat noir et quelques traces de caramel toffee terreux et brûlé puis en finale l’on retrouve un très léger goût de café avec des notes de houblon herbeux. Post-goût moyen, légèrement amer de rôti avec des notes de café et de houblon herbeux. Spab (3905) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
500 ml ceramic bottle from LCBO. Pours a rubyish dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is toffee, light roast, vanilla and fruit. Flavour is roasty toffee, fruit and a bit of vanilla. On the bland side. A little flat and body is on the thin side. Not the worst Trafalgar product but nothing special. Metalchopz (3420) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
Thin porter it is. But, it still has some decent characteristics. Nice ceramic bottle with swing-top from the LCBO. Pours a clean dark brown, see-through, with red highlights. Frothy beige head with average retention and a little lace. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, caramel, with hints of burnt wood and the cognac alcohol warmth. Wet thin mouthfeel and the taste seems watered-down. Some roasted burnt malts show up in the finish thankfully. Notes of dark fruits, hop bitterness, watery molasses and coffee. This could of been much better, had it had a stronger alcohol content (to have more punch in the mouth). Still, worth trying.