WheatKing (1271) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(On tap at Christie’s) No head, even less than the typical headless stouts, quite roasty and the coffee notes are at the forefront here. It just is. No nuts for me, no chocolate for me, just coffeeish stout flavour. Mouthfeel was quite nice, not too watery. Thank goodness because watery stouts suck.
bcBelgianbrew (84) - , British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at an Irish pub. Almost flat. No carbonation, server said that was normal. Guinness like appearance. Not bitter, not sweet. More carbonation would enhance mouthfeel. Disappointing. Too light around. Light flavour, feel, aroma. Needs more bitter, hops, and malt. I was expecting more... those darned expectations.
GothGargoyle (1132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at The VCBW 2012 Sisters of he Tap event. Black with a small pale head. Aroma is burnt straw, licorice, vanilla, hint of coffee. Medium Bodied, slight smoky with a roasty finish. Taste is coffee, toast, dark chocolate and a hint of licorice. Goes really well with a little dark chocolate.
reebtogi (4077) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on tap at a brewpub on Main Street in Vancouver poured black in color with a finger of beige head that left some light lacing. Aroma is dark roasted malts and chocolate and a trace of coffee. Taste is roasted malty bitterness and malty sweetness with some chocolate and coffee and a mild hoppy bitterness. Well balanced beer with mild carbonation and a medium body. A pretty nice stout which is relatively easy to drink.
asheft (2482) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[on tap at the Alibi room]
Nice sweet mocha aroma with tons of coffee. Opaque garnet/dark brown under lacy, tan, wispy top. Creamy chocolate and coffee flavour with some black malt bitterness that is surprisingly weak for such a potent aroma. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly tangy, black malt finish.
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from tap at St. Augustine’s. Going through the reviews I think the recipe changes/has evolved. There was nothing simple about the brew. Tastes pure. Medium dark in color, medium head, more coffee with a hint of chocolate in the middle of the taste and a nice sweet oaty finish. Very good. Try it.
FourJ (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Rogue Wet Bar in Vancouver. Decent coffee stout. Some carbonation. Not overly impressive, but passable.
ArchieCrisis (6) - USA - SEP 12, 2010 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate. That pretty much sums up this one. It’s like carbonated chocolate milk. Chocolate on the nose, chocolate on the body, chocolate on the aftertaste. It’s not that it’s bad, it’s just there is zero complexity here. Poured a dark brown/black, very thin and quickly dissipating head. Drinkable and enjoyable but nothing to write home about. Ordered on tap at The Pourhouse in Vancouver.
piscator34 (1948) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler sample. Near black in colour wtih moderate carbonation. Aromas are of semi-sweet chocolate chips, a bit of char, and a yeast derived fruit note. Still more of the chocolate chip thing going on in the mouth, along with some caramel malt, nutty pale malts, mint, and chalk. Medium to light bodied with a powder dry finish. Very much in the dry Irish style, with an amped up chocolate tone. Pretty easy drinking stuff.
manuchampions (1236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Village Taphouse in West Vancouver. Deep, cola brown with thick tan head. Aroma is slightly sweet, roasted malt, coffee. Tastes of roast, nutty malt, slightly thin in mouthfeel. Some coffee. Finish dies off quickly. Decent.