Sammy (8358) - 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 (5592) - 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 (11071) - 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 (5201) - 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.
LagerandAle (1) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Certified organic Stout, mild finish, chocolate and coffee flavours tend to vary with batches but always drinkable. One of the few session stouts out there.