Lubiere (8247) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A clear dark brown stout with a super thick big bubbled frothy brown head. Noted a floating film on air/liquid interface before opening bottle. In aroma, strange briney and grassy chocolate with wild yeasts, sign of infection, medicinal. In mouth, a sourish mix of coffee grinds and olive brine, a tad unpleasant, infected.
JoeMcPhee (7625) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch black pour with a tight tan head. The aroma has a light cocoa character in addition to a little bit of vegetal character. There is a little bit of very light roast as well - a fairly silky palate and a touch of light bitterness. The roast is very restrained as is the chocolate. Palate is a little bit sticky. It’s hardly got any estery character at all - very clean bitterness as well. It’s just kind of there - there’s really not much to distinguish it in one way or another. There’s nothing wrong with it, but there’s nothing terribly right with it either.
jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013-04-01. Very dark brown black body with a nice tan head. 3++ Dry roasty aroma, light vegetal undertones. 6+ Flavour is similarly quite dry, odd roasty character up front finishes pleasantly roasty. 6++ Average palate is decent but a touch light for the beer. Decent but not really to my own tastes. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto
Radek Kliber (5912) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma: mild, soft slightly creamy, vinous, mild hint of dark ripe fruits, plum perhaps.6+
Appearance: almost black, low carbonation lighter tanned off brown top.
Taste/Body/Palate: medium light bodied. Creamy , some diacetyl like feel. Low carbonation with hint of fig and licorice. Lacking some depth. Leafy finish.
HogTownHarry (5653) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from LCBO. Deep but clear ruby-black, large and lasting off-white/tan creamy head. Roasty and dry; that is all. Taste follows, add in a hint of smoke and some lactic sourness. Light body and carbonation, a bit acidic, quick dry almost burnt finish. Not bad!
DuffMan (5199) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, shared with Robbie. Dark brown with amber highlights and a rapidly vanishing head. Very simple, sweet & roasty without much complexity and a thin mouthfeel. Almost like it was made from a kit.
blankboy (5153) - 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.
Boutip (3979) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Notes of light roasted malt with light black chocolate are nice. Taste is a balanced mix between some roasted malt with light black chocolate notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed with good drinkability factor though doesn’t provide anything I haven’t seen before.
GregClow (2736) - 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.
Viper666 (2706) - Saint-Hubert, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille 500ml. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de malt rôti et brûlé, léger de café avec des notes de pain pumpernickel, de chocolat et de houblon herbeux. Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture aux notes crémeuses et huileuses. Faibles traces de chocolat au lait (très faibles notes lactiques), de fumée de cigarette et de réglisse noire lors de l’entrée en bouche rapidement suivi d’un goût de malt rôti et brûlé ainsi qu’un léger goût de pain grillé et des petites notes de chocolat noir puis en finale l’on retrouve un léger goût de café brûlé avec des notes de houblon herbeux. Post-goût moyen-long et un peu sec, légèrement amer de rôti-brûlé avec des notes de café et de houblon herbeux.