mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - FEB 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a near-black brown with thin creamy-tan head with decent retention and some lace. Aroma is sweet, notes of licorice. Taste is... disappointing. Watery bready malt with some chocolate - more like a porter - and surprisingly present hops (that bit no altogether bad, but puzzling). Slightly sour, notes of dark fruit. Thin body, medium carbonation. If this had been marketed as a porter, I think I wouldn’t have been so disappointed & confused.
northropfrye (2807) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty typical dry stout. Dark, white head, even has the texture of a Guinness. Nothing too interesting, but an okay beer.
MunBro (818) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty nice and well balanced stout. Dark brown/black pour with a foamy tan head. Notes of roasted malts, chocolates, and licorice.
Oldschool_Mike (182) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can into pint glass. Pours a dark brown almost black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasty malts and a little licorice. Taste is roasted malts with a nice dryness. Really nice stout.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with some light coming through with a thin beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, and faint black licorice. Flavour is roasted malt, almost burnt notes, mild-medium bitterness(some from the dark malts and some from the hops), resin, light pine/citrus and a medium-high dry finish.
cards04 (2369) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid dry stout. Way more flavor than Guinness. I get a lot of dark roasty notes and black licorice. Very attractive beer. Nice dark coffee and anise flavors. A solid dry stout.
b3shine (6737) - Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs; thanks Ferris). Looks good; a slightly translucent dark cola with foamy beige head. Smells of dark malt, bitter chocolate, and roast. Tastes like it smells with a fairly bitter medium light-bodied semi-dry mouthfeel. Not bad, but not smooth like I’d expect an oatmeal stout to be.
mabel (7447) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[6298-20140502] Can. Fruity date roast aroma. Brown black body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Roasted grainy wood date flavour. Full body. Average. (7/4/6/3/12) 3.2
(w/ blankboy, GregClow, jercraigs)
RCx240 (123) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark, nearly opaque brown. Frothy tan head, decent retention. Aroma is such dark chocolate, oats, and cereal. Taste is bitter, slightly earthy, with a hint of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Finishes long and bitter, was a lot thinner than I was expecting of an oatmeal stout. Not bad but nothing to write home about.
markas101 (2027) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Coop. Dark brown, thick head. Chocolate and a faint coffee aroma. Medium body, more chocolate, and some bright hops coming through on the finish.
exeter (462) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a a dark brown with large head, leaves good lacing. Tastes of roasted malts and dark chocolate with black coffee. Has a bitter finish. Not as "thick" as I would have expected, might as well have a Guinness.