Nilz (370) - Glasgow, - FEB 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark as night stout with a slim off-white head poured from a growler bought direct from the brewery in Ottawa. This was a fine complement since whilst the snow was deep on the ground with its malty chocolate aroma and a fine hoppy molasses of a taste it was smooth and full of flavour as any winter ale ought to be with a modest alcohol level.
Jayseppi (154) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Midnight black with a half finger of mocha head. All roast and coffee on the nose and bitterness in the flavour. Mouth feel was a tad thin. Bitter and slight astringent finish
sic1314 (3074) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured deep dark brown with a dense white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roast malt. Medium to full body, flavour much as the aroma.
Randy4Beer (128) - - MAY 18, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Draft at Pub Italia. Black in color with a very thin off-white head that dissipates rapidly. Minimal lacing.
Aromas of dark chocolate and roasted malts.
Tastes of dark chocolate and malts with an underlying smokines
Fairly quaffable for a beer of this style. Well done Beyond the Pale.
Eructoblaster (2956) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at L’Autre Oeil (Gatineau, QC). Perfectly opaque black body with a thin, fading off-white frothy head. Good malty aroma with hoppy, roasted cereals, and grainy hints. Its sharp malty/hoppy taste carries coffeeish and woody notes. Ends with a dry bitter/roasty finish. Enjoyable.
probstblueribbon (2870) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint at Rochester Pub. Dark brown-black with a tight mocha head. Strong roasted character, quite dry, black coffee and dark chocolate notes, a touch green. Medium body, sparse carbonation, a little powdery and astringent. Tons of dark roasted malt, coffee and a touch of dark chocolate, slightly ashen and smoky, a little green; dry, moderate bitterness and a touch of tang, lots of coffee and roasted character. A little too roasted for my tastes.
solidfunk (3660) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice stout. Smells like robust roast malt, coffee and some nut. Pours black with pretty good head considering this is on cask. Medium bitter finish, full palate. Nice. Cask at pub Italia.
asheft (2484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[on tap at brewery opening]
Sweet mocha coffee with some spent hops character, pine, and vanilla. Opaque black under a lasting, light brown cover that laces the glass. Dry, roasted barley flavour that is intense, with vanilla and then bitter chocolate. Some dried fruit detectable. Dry, light body, moderate carbonation.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted grain. Flavor is similar, but also pretty smooth. Nice mouth feel on this one. Good stout.
TaktikMTL (5646) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 1 l partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales grillées et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de café torréfié et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #4681)
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
1L growler from czar, thanks mate. Pours pitch black with a short lasting beige head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, molasses. Flavor is dark chocolate, somewhat sweet, a touch of molasses. And lots of roasted malts. Finish is roasty, and strangely enough, more acid than bitter. Light to medium body, slightly watery mouthfeel, light carbonation. Very dry stout, not all that sweet.