Chris411 (18) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2006
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
[2006 GCBF] Looks good when poured, and has a cool name. Unfortunately tastes much much too sour and not like a stout at all. Very tangy mouthfeel and unjoyable.
CapFlu (4370) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Sampled at the Raven in Deep Cove. Dissipating, foamy almond head with a deep brown coloured body. Nut brown malt with very slight coffee aroma. Flavour is a tad thin and fizzy - a tart oiliness across the tongue transmits a boring nutty flavour and watery finish. A bland stout.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Jet black with burgundy highlites and thin tan head. Stale tobbacco and slightly antiseptic nose. Mild bitter coffee taste with lingering bitter finish. Aroma improves slightly as it warms up.
Oakes (11874) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near black, with only slight dark brown highlights. Chocolatey aroma with almonds, light roast. The flavour is semi-sweet chocolate, the body relatively full with hints of cream, nuts, coffee. The finish is mild and chocolatey. A pleasant, light, session stout.
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Wolf and Hound. Pitch black and completely opaque with a thin tan head. Very nice coffee and chocolate aroma. Flavour also shows prominent coffee/espresso with much fainter chocolate. There is a cola-like character, along with some sourness and some nuttiness as well. The body was a bit thin but still quite good.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2004 This stout looks and smells like it will pack a punch but it's a little on the thin side and a little too charcoalish for my tastes. Still a decent beer but it should be better.
TimE (2978) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Starts off great with hints of coffee and caramel in the nose, but finishes somewhat watery.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Void of any robustness this is predominantly bitter espresso. That and a fairly tinny finish leave the mouthfeel much less than desirable. The beer I had was not surely not what others experienced thusfar. Any pleasant earthiness, toastiness, or warmth was entirely masked by a sour espresso that did not quit.
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, with a creamy tan head.Toasty chocolate nose.Roasted malt, and chocolate taste, lasting dry malt and roasted finish. A bit on the thin side
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light yet earthy aroma. Nice black and tan head. Roasty and well balanced. Good body, malty with medium carbonation. This is a well-rounded organic stout at Vancouver's organic best, The Naam. Yummy. I want to die here with a dragon bowl in one hand and a Crannog Ale in the other.