FourJ (50) - 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 (2152) - 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 (1243) - 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 (16462) - 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 (6986) - 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 (9732) - 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.
stantheman (816) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Alibi Room, served in a lager glass. A very nice, well balanced dry stout.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Alibi Room. Pours black with a thin pale tan head. Nose is chocolatey roast malt, coffee, toast. palate is more of the same. An exceedingly well-rounded and well balanced stout. Very nicely made with no sharp edges. A surprising Canadian effort.