rejtable (1120) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nope. Looks great in the glass, very dark pour with a light head that lasts awhile, but that’s where it ends. Up front watery, and the back end is all metallic, brassy. Watery in the mouth with lively carbonation. Doesn’t work for me at all.
kevinsenn (938) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500mL bottle from LCBO. Pours clear and a deep black, with no head. Aroma is roasty and burnt. Taste is smooth up front, with a bitter roasty, burnt, and watery finish. Feels too thin. Not really worth trying this one.
DeanF (1628) - Nunavut, CANADA - FEB 5, 2012
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
It seems to be easy to get a stout that looks good, and this one does, with a solid head and jet-black body. The aroma, however, is dirty axle grease and cigarette butts, just all the wrong smells coming off the top of this thing. The flavour is much the same - ash. Like someone dumped an ashtray in my beer, my watery beer. I am generally a huge fan of stouts, and I’m amazed that someone has in fact made a stout that will end up in a drain pour!
thorongil2 (992) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) clear dark brown colour with small brown head; aroma of roast, bit of soy sauce; simple flavour; not bad not stellar either
czar (3655) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours clear light brown with small light beige head, low retention and lacing. dry chocolatey malts, light pepper, decent roasted profile, porter-like. average carbonation, thin body, decent bitter coffee finish.
GregClow (2805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Dark ruby-black with a light tan head. Typical stout aroma - i.e. dark malt, note of coffee and chocolate - along with a hint of hazelnut and a wisp of smoke. Flavour follows aroma to a T, up until the finish, where a nice mellow bitterness develops. Body is fairly light and quick on the palate. As others have noted, it’s nothing outstanding, just a solid everyday stout - and there’s nothing wrong with that at all.
cfrancis (2093) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very run of the mill stout. Nothing spectacular but very well done. Pours a thin black liquid with little or now head. Aroma is small roasted malts and a little smoke. Taste is slightly dry, bitter chocolate and roasted malt. Well made but not mind blowing.
blankboy (5729) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle [500ml]. Pours a dark ruby-brown with an average size mostly-lasting frothy tan head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt, oatmeal, a hint of leafy hops, light coffee and chocolate. Slightly watery flavour of light roasted malt, notes of coffee & chocolate and a short, average bitter finish. Average bodied. Nothing out of the norm or special here, but it’s easy to drink and enjoyable enough.
Tessic (813) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This stout poured a deep black colour with a quick living, tan coloured, rocky head. To the nose there are scents of molasass, cocoa, burnt malt, vanilla and smoke. First sip was smooth and slightly watery for a stout. Flavours of smoke, cocoa, burnt malt and coffee. Finish is slightly bitter with a very faint hop flavour. Bitterness/smoke flavours lasting.
cyrenaica (965) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best Before: March 2012
I tried this beer on December 7, 2011 after purchasing from the Queen’s Quay LCBO outlet. The beer poured an almost coca-cola dark brown with a thin brown ring. The aroma was smoked wood, roasted malt, and coffee. The mouthfeel was a bit on the thin side and highly carbonated. The flavour was dark chocolate, coffee, and a hint of cream