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 (5219) - 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 (4903) - 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 (5101) - 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.