mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark licorice aroma & sweet malt. Pours a dark amber/black with a creamy head. Tastes of licorice and alcohol, a light roastiness and some molasses. Thin and low in carbonation, otherwise not a bad beer - the licorice is nice, and it could be much creamier, but not too shabby.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light black body with a very small tan ring of foam. Creamy cake malts without much roastiness. Buttery mouthfeel/taste with and earthy/dirty flavour. Borderline meaty. Black swans, whether beers or animals, are just not meant to be.
patrick767 (3333) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at the brewpub - Pours dark brown with a thin head. The aroma is roast malts and coffee. It has a flavor to match in a medium to full bodied, lightly carbonated brew. This stout goes down smooth with a fairly sweet finish.
jonas (5445) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toasted oxidized coffee aroma
Deep brown, golden brown low foamy head.
Unexpectedly complex flavor:Roasted grain, toffee, coffee, a bit maple syrup, rasins. Long lasting coffee and candied nut aftertaste.
Medium to light body, smooth mouthfeel.
OKBeer (1168) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. Opaque dark brown colour with a mostly diminishing creamy tan head. Chocolate and coffee aroma and flavours. Medium bodied. Pretty straightforward but good.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black body with a small chocolate coloured head. Moderate hoppy aroma with muted malt. Fair bit of hoppy bitterness and moderate underlying malt. Average to medium palate. Pleasant but a bit non-descript.
Trev (1820) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2006 Bottle: Pours a dark brown with a tan frothy head. Very nice oatmeal and chocolate aroma.
Flavour is a nice mix of smokey sweet malt, toffee, and bitter chocolate. Finish is a bit thin and clean.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - 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 (7769) - 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