reebtogi (3259) - Edmonton, Alberta, - AUG 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL bottle pours almost black with about an inch and a half of beige head settling to a fine lacing. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is moderately bitter with a long finish. Body is a little thin for a stout and carbonation is adequate. This stout would have earned higher marks with a little more substance in the body, but still a nice drinkable beer.
BanjoBeer (5) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 1, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown head starts tight and big and falls to a nice thin layer. Leaves sticky lacing up the glass. Deep brown colour, nearly opaque. You can get a flicker of light through it to show itís a clear beer. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and some nuttiness. Mouth-feel is much thinner than expected, but a flavourful roasted/dark malts up front, almost burnt tasting or bitter chocolate/coffee at the end. A dry finish.
cfrancis (1764) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to reimer for this. Pours inky black with a moderate brown head that ends in a small ring. Aroma is roasted oatmeal and bitter dark chocolate. Taste is a little thin. I expected a little fuller mouthfeel. Nice roasted oatmeal and bitter chocolate.
Reimer96 (587) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a small creamy brown head that leaves a ring and a bunch of sticky lace. Aroma is chocolate malt and coffee. Taste up front is roasted chocolate malts with a dry finish and slight bitterness. Great frothyness from the oats is present.
andrewturba (452) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Pours a black, opaque with a large light brown head dissolving to a thin covering and loads the glass from top to bottom with sticky lace. Aroma is of roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel and a touch of sweetness. Flavour consists of dark chocolate, dry roasted malts, light sweetness and finished with a mild hop/dark malt bitterness. Overall a good beer from a great brewery.
Bahumat (5) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious mix of sweet caramel and bready malt along with a spicy, only slightly bitter hopping. Very comparable to Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout.
northropfrye (1346) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a smooth stout. Chocolately, coffee notes, but the most notable characteristic is the smooth frothiness. Not a ton of flavour, but a nice stout, nonetheless.
Ommadawn (12) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good beer for those lucky enough to be able to get Alley Kat products. Positioned as a slightly heartier stout, with more body than a Guiness style, more similar to an Imperial Stout. However, it does not come with the higher alcohol content. It is a stout, so there is less in the aroma - who cares about it. Pours with a decent enough head for a carbonated bottle, that is reasonably creamy. It is a great tasting beer that is better than the famous Canadian (Quebec) alternative-St.Ambroise. Full taste, and youíll want a second. Great beer overall.
Gethinbeer (1817) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Initial strong vinegar aroma. Maybe this has gone. Black in colour with a good frothy head and lace. Slight roasted malt, sharp bitter finish. Earth chocolate finish. Iím sure its past, this beer is probably much better.
thb (608) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Impenetrable black with brown head. Aromas of roasted grains and dark chocolate. In the mouth, my immediate observation is it seems pretty thin. Thereís a bit of a vegetable note in there that seems a little out of place. Tastes experimental, but its very much on the right track!