argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
SAVOR, 22oz bottle. Small brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some earthy, light syrup. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, some oatmeal. Light-medium body, high carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
on tap-pours a brown head with black color. Aroma is dark malt, oatmeal. Taste is dark malt, oatmeal, coffee, bitterness at the finish.
bhensonb (11069) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours black with a 4 finger fizzy/foamy dark tan head. Aroma is sweetish burnt malt with a chocolate lilt. Med body with fizzy carb. Flavor is not all that sweet. Theres a lot of dark malt flavor, with mere hints of chocolate and coffee. There’s a dryish/cereal aspect in the finish. Not bad, just nothing I can previously recall.
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2004
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
April 2004. Clear dark black with a nice aroma of torrefied coffee and vanilla. Little malts and hops, and rather watery. Low carb malt???
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2010 Dark black pour. Sikly texture. Soft maltiness and a fairly restrained roasty aorma. A little but of dusty cocoa. A little bit of a berryish fruit note on the back. Soft and a little bit oaty. It’s a pretty nice brew.
Tap at HDG. Dark black beer, thin head. Aroma is fairly chocolatey with a cola-like herbal malt character. Light sweetness. Flavour is only okay, thin-bodied despite the light oaty flavour. Meh, really dry tasting... works better as a dry stout, but it would still only be average.
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MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2007 My Bottom Line:
Toasted bread and delicate yeasty fruitiness carve a landscape between the Brown Ale world and that of Stouts. Not that it is badly brewed, but this is just not what I want from a Stout of any kind.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slim veil of foam tops the brownish black.
-Earthiness accompanies the toasted malt character; roastiness is strangely frail.
-The body is thin and the carbonation fizzy; again, not much of a Stout in the mouthfeel department.
-The finish is a fast fade out of the flavor profile.
On tap at the brewpub.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a thin, clingy-lacing light tan head. Has a sweet toasty caramel nose with a touch of milk chocolate and hazelnuts. Starts with good fullness and semi-sweet dark maltiness with some light roasty notes and pleasant bitter balance toward a slightly drier toasty finish. A pretty drinkable and true to style sweet stout.
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mostly opaque black pour. Minimal lace surrounds the light tan head. The first impression after smelling is of wax - it,s hard to find that appealing in a stout. Sweetish and bready example with a fair toasted malt background, but little roastiness. Powdery ashes tones are perceived, but it,s subtle and remains bready more than anything. Light-medium bodied. Dull malts and hopless.
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep deep brown with a beige head. Light roasted and caramel malts, with a low bitterness. Hints of chocolate sweetness. Pretty good.
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2007 In short: Insipid “dirty” black beer
How: Tap at brewpub. Jul 2006 (2.2/5). Re-sampled Dec 2007 (2.3/5)
The look: Brown-black body with a little tan ring of foam
In long: A little toasted malts but barely any roastiness. Thin body. A little creamy brown cake, some old dry peanut shells and some caramel roaming in the back. Not very flavourful and the little flavour it had felt “dirty”. Gold Medal at the 2004 San Diego World Beer Cup?!?!!! Hard to believe, unless what they served me in December 2007 is the actual gold-medal winning batch brewed in 2004.