Oakes (10936) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - SEP 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, no real head to speak of. Aroma of demerara, with hints of prunes. The flavour is toffeeish, slightly earthy with notes of brown sugar and light chocolate. Not all that roasty - has a foreign-stouty kind of character. Hint of black malt tartness in the finish.
3fourths (6943) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewery
Deep brown color. Up front it’s thick, black, smoky imperial-like, but it falls apart on the back of the tongue. Wet, watery, simple coffee flavors. Some light bourbon, nuts and dark fruit notes in the nose, which is nice, but overall it suffer too much from simplicity.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: dark chocolate, milk, cream, roasted malts, vanilla, slight smokiness
Appearance: dark brown, small white head
Flavor: dark fruits, vanilla, some cream, and roasted coffee beans
Palate: thin but bubbly and smooth, roasted coffee and vanilla bean aftertaste--more like a porter than an oatmeal stout
Overall: porter-like, no oatmeal taste/texture, could easily pass for vanilla bean porter
rogueminded (41) - Newport, Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
smells good, looks good, tastes good. Like others have said, it is a little thin at the end. I like my oatmeals a little meatier; however, I would not hesitate getting this again when I go back to Canada!
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice looking, nice smell of cocoa and coffee with some roasted malts but the body is rather thin. Some hops at the end for a little bitterness.
CapFlu (4010) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours near headless mostly opaque red body. Non-carbonated. Nose of chocolate, roasted malt and nicely balanced hops. Great tasting yet a tad watery at the finish.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On a small pub crawl while onshore for a few hrs from my cruise ship, I hit up Swan’s. As a general statement for all of their beers that i tried, the good news is that they were served at the right temperature. The bad news is that none of them was too good, IMHO.
Nice oatmeal stout, good roasty flavor, it’s a bit thin, but the best of Buckerfield’s beers.
JoeMcPhee (7621) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly transparent black coloured beer. Chocolate aroma. Flavour also shows huge amounts of chocolate, some coffee, fruit, and a faint roastiness on the finish. Little bitterness. Well-crafted.
Malakin (466) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lives up to the description of smooth and creamy. Body is on the lighter side for a stout with little black malt. This beer could use more of a crisp hoppyness to it, instead it always tastes a little old.
Crit (3070) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with lasting brown head. Great chocolate malt aroma. Roasted choc malt flavor with hints of espresso. Light bodied