asheft (2989) - 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 (51) - 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 (2362) - 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 (1244) - 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.
fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Raven Pub, North Vancouver
Black color, creamy head. Ashes and burnt malt aroma. Quite smooth mouthfeel; strong chocolate, burnt malt and coffee flavor; dry middle and final; correct bitterness. Simple but well balanced, and luckily the burnt component is not too disturbing in the final.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Alibi Room, Vancouver. Dark pour, decent head, nice lacing. Solid roasted malt aroma. Medium body. Pretty basic dry Irish stout but a solid beer
PWheatley (119) - , Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Raven in Deep Cove. The glass was too cold for proper tasting, but the head was thin and non existant fairly quickly. Flavour is a tad thin and fizzy kind of boring nutty flavour and watery finish. Not a strong stout but passable.
mcberko (14682) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2011 On tap at the Alibi Room - pours black with a thin head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Palate is similar, with a smooth creamy mouthful and little bitterness. Very solid.