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.
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.
presario (4688) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Barley Station in Salmon Arm. Very dark brown with red highlights when held to the light. Rich malty nose more coffee than chocolate. Delicious malty chocolate coffee balanced light stout. Very tasty like a light chocolate pudding. A sessional as Oakes pointed out.
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 (4580) - 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 (12777) - 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 (8530) - 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 (3290) - 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.