tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very strong roast greets the nose with nutty underlying malt character. Dark brown body is topped by a low but lasting off white head that lasts well. Very dry and drinkable flavour has a strong raosted bitterness and some light nutty and cocoa character. Medium light body with creamy texture and moderate to strong carbonation that really awakens the palate. Sampled on tap at the Alibi room with Sammy.
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alibi Room with Tigglmtl, and so a surprisingly good stout that is underated. Great roast coffee aroma. Creamy medium mouthfeel taste, very fresh (and the all the difference) and roasty coffee. Lacey. Above average carbonation.
jonas (5638) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2008 Black hole, low creamy brown head.
Roast, coffee, light chocolate and nut notes.
Lightbodied, somewhat watery mouthfeel. Light metallic aftertaste.
6 4 8 3 15
Dark ruby brown, creamy head
Light choc nose
Nicely balanced choc, chewy malt, resiny, light burned and a note,
Can’t put my finger on it, slightly wool
Burned caramel and chocolate aftertaste
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with no head to speak of and a faint, earthy chocolaty aroma with slight roasted notes. Watery, earthy brown malt taste, hint of roastiness, thin body, somewhat disappointing. Odd bit of trivia: Lush uses this beer in a shampoo. Go figgur! Sampled at the GCBF.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
@GCBF-on tap-pours a thin tan head and black color.
Aroma is dark malt-dark coffee. Taste is dark malt-dark coffee, some chocolate, bitter. 2.5
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
strong coffee, roasty aroma. Pours dark black (gasp!). Lightly malted stout. Dry coffee/chocolate finish.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a white head. Mocha and chocolate aromas caramel as well. Roasted malt taste with a long bitter finish, lightly sweet. The palate is a bit thin. A so so stout. GCBF.
donpasquale (5) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Crannog’s innocent looking stout has something which isn’t innocent at all: drinkability.
Heavy, silky Italian coffee flavour, with a fine almost...chocolate-like nose. 5.2% placket, relaxed drink...innocence and mayhem at once.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark body with minimal head. Lots of coffee on the nose. Dry and slightly bitter with a dark choclate taste. Decent flavouring but a touch thin.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2011 Strong espresso flavors and a similar nose. Smokey. Tasty, inviting and more- it is one of the best BC stouts. So creamy. The body is quaffable and thus it makes a good session stout. The deep roast never becomes overwhelming. Long lingering aftertaste. A very good beer and one of Crannog’s best.