elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Stout. Bottle, from Rahman in Montreal. Pours black with a small head. Aroma of roasts, light coffee, dark chocolate. Body is dry, and characterized by a watery roasted flavor. Just OK.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). Roasty malt aroma, notes of coffee. Nearly black in color, small brown head. Flavor has roastiness, coffee, nuts, and some pleasant bitterness, plus faint chocolate. Nice full mouthfeel, and a prolonged finish of dark chocolate and nuts. Good stuff.
Ughsmash (7353) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured medium-slightly darker brown with a healthy shorter cap of tan head. The aroma picked up semi-sweet chocolate surrounded by oaky notes and sweet, lightly-toasted oats.. strange blend, but it worked. The flavor had a strange complement of sharper cheddary notes and blue cheese funk over older coffee and caramel sweetness.. some cocoa on the finish with a dry, sour, grainy finish. Medium-bodied and interesting on the palate thanks to the cheese component.. can’t say it flowed too well, though.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong roast, burnt coffee grounds and plenty of bittersweet dark chocolate in the nose along with an underlying fruitiness. Opaque black body is topped by a generous fine bubbled tan head that recedes rapidly to a thin but lasting cover with scant lace. Very roasty flavour at first is joined by sweet chocolate that gets cut short by surprising bitterness. Burnt character in the aftertaste. Medium body with very sharp carbonation that is a bit off-putting to me. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle (Rahman, Jun-08).
robinvboyer (3491) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
very nice black pour, with some auburn highligths, and a good creamy beige head. Aroma is very roasty, lots of chocolate, brojown sugar, and brownies. Wow, the aroma is so nice. The flavour is so nice, lots of subtle bitterness, and a great malty, smokey, roasty chocolate flavours. Its like bitter brownies, with some smoke, and roasted malt, wow, this is an excellent stout, i’m really enjoying this!
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[1214-20080320] 341mL bottle. Dark coffee roast aroma hints at sweet dates. Dark black brown body with a quick foamy brown head. Coffee grains and bitter roast characteristics are amplified in the flavour. Full body. Coffee fans take note, this could be quite nice.
hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… Pours pitch black with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Decent retention. The aroma is a lovely combination of toasted nuts, milk chocolate and coffee. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with tingly carbonation. Leans on the sweet side of balance, but not overly so. Lots more chocolate and freshly ground coffee on the palate. Simple and straight-forward; an extremely solid little stout. A bit underappreciated, I think. A very nice offering provided by glouglouburp!
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of hogtownharry. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells of coffee, lemons, tea. Tastes earthy and sweet with some spice on the finish.
kev26 (23) - CANADA - APR 5, 2008
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bière noir au goût ordinaire a mon avis, plus ou moins une bonne expérience
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008-03-20. Black body with a brown fading head. (3+) Sweet roasty aroma, not quite mocha, roast grows as it warms. (6+) Flavour of watery sweet coffee, prominent roast is surprisingly not bitter. (6+) Average palate is on the light side for stout. Meh. Not bad really, but just does not do very much for me. Bottle from Mabel’s Montreal trip