Personal Beer Review: Zero Issue Terraform

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Beer Details: Zero Issue Terraform

  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Style: Porter
  • ABV: 5.8%
  • IBU: N/A
  • Price: N/A
  • Availability: One Time
  • Source: Developing Palates


 John McTavish


The Zero Issue Terraform is in a green tall can, with an assortment of alien spaceships on the front. The beer pours like a porter, with a medium level of viscosity, and a tan-white head.


After a minute or two of careful examination I’m able to pick up chocolate, and roasted malts.


Each sip produces flavors of chocolate and espresso. The chocolate develops into chocolate nibs as the beer progresses. There’s a bitterness on the mid-palate I can’t identify. I’m not sure whether it’s chocolate or hops. As the beer warms up, there’s a satisfying creamy mouthfeel, and the bitterness evolves into an espresso and dark chocolate combination.


The balance of flavors starts out average and improves to good as it warms up. The sweetness, chocolate and toasted malts meld together well.


Each sip finishes with a chocolate nib that is sweeter than the chocolate that starts each sip.

Appearance Good
Aroma Average
Flavor Good
Balance Good
Finish Average
Overall Good


The Zero Issue Terraform is an enjoyable and satisfying porter. The flavor profile isn’t bold and doesn’t overwhelm the palate.

John McTavish





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