RhetoricalAns (233) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, opaque black pour with a thin head that does not last. Strong coffee aroma, caramel, bit of fruit. Taste is slightly sweet, coffee and chocolate finish. Medium body and carbonation.
TheJester (1860) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 mL bottle. Label says 5%. The right colour, but not much head. Coffee grounds in the nose, with a hint of something metallic. Coffee up front in the flavour, but it finishes really quickly. Nothing there to balance or enhance the coffee.
shaynsawchuk (453) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341 mL bottle. Pours a thick opaque black with a short lived khaki head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, subtle roast and woods. Creamy mouth feel, mild sweetness and a well balanced, bitter and roasty finish. Quite clean. Moderate plus carbonation. Tasty.
Hateball16 (105) - - NOV 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge coffee chocolate and vanilla in the nose, black opaque, little head. Little acidic on the palate, moderate carbonation, lots of espresso and dark chocolate flavours, and a long dry bitter finish. Good stuff.
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Cask Days tent at Beau’s Oktoberfest 2013, Vankleek Hill. An orange tinted black with a short lived beige head. Aroma is coffee, milk chocolate, cardboard. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, oats, metallic flavor. Finish is dry, coffee, roasted grains, cereals. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, weak carbonation.
czar (4261) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask days 2013 @ beau’s oktoberfest, vankleek hill. very dark brown pour with a small light beige cap leaving some lacing. loads of chocolate, mostly bitter, few coffee notes - no vegetal whatsoever, hint of oatmeal sweetness and body - light to medium. moderate carbonation, bittering coffee finish. nice although coffee was rare and maybe a tad sweet for style. enjoyed it.
neongolden (389) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Cask at Victory Cafe, Oct 5 2013) Poured black with a ring of tan bubbles. Aroma relatively faint, chocolate, some roast, not much coffee. Flavour had chocolate, roast coffee, some slight dark fruit, slight roasted malt. Finish was fairly dry, bitter, roast coffee. Mouthfeel watery, not rich like an oatmeal stout should be, maybe the cask wasn’t at its best but this was unobjectionable and uninspiring.
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark brown stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with light grassy notes, coffee, OK. In mouth, a watery coffee stout with grassy and celery notes, OK. Cask at Beau’s Oktoberfest 2013.
Frothmeister (551) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle. Pours black with a one finger mocha coloured head. The nose is molasses, dried fruit, cocoa, coffee, and light caramel. Mmm. Medium bodied with a slight tang that lingers throughout until the finish, light sweetness, molasses, dried fruit, light smoke notes, with bitter coffee and cocoa in a lengthy finish. Could be a little heavier body-wise, but solid nonetheless.
ads135 (2890) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and rich, though the roasted caramel malts tend toward the burned in the aftertaste. Chocolate and coffee. Tan head and a nice black appearance.