cyrenaica (965) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I tried this beer on draught on November 18, 2011 at "Cíest What" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer pours a sold dark brown with a medium brown foamy head. The aroma is mocha, coffee, and vanilla. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with mild carbonation. The flavour was coffee, chocolate, anise, and vanilla
Ontbeertaster (2269) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours a nice black with a tan head, this beer was really quite amazing, up there with the best of them
Tessic (816) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This oatmeal stout poured a deep black colour with a beautiful, light brown, creamy head. To the nose there are scents of coffee, cocoa, roasted malt and cream. First sip was smooth and very coffee flavourful. Other flavours of cocoa, caramel and burnt toast aswell. Finish was very roasty with coffee flavours lingering forever.
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Volo
Aroma solid aroma. Good clean coffee roast. Feel of dark barley and starch/ Ligh notes of hops.8-
Appearance brown-black with light beige creamy top. Proper.
Flavor and Palate : Frontal bitterness with hint of smoke. Dark roast right behind followed by lighter chewy character. Raw bitterness adds positive feel to already solid impression. Well done.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and dried fruit. Appearance was black with thin brown head almost and opaque black. Full bodied easy drinker with mild carbonation. Taste of coffee, chocolate, and bit of smoke. This beer was also quite bitter to the tongue. Overall a pretty tasty easy drinking beer.
DerWeg (1431) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2010 * UP-RATE* Blacky brown with a big fat brown head. BIG aromas of coffee chocolate rich malt. Lemony hop. Taste roasty and rich-malty, with long flavors of dry and fruity coffee (not grounds-y which is good.) Like!! ** ORIG RATE ** Presents dark brown w/ tinge of red - sm tan head. Sweet smell of roast malt, excellent earthy-mineral aroma and toffee. Taste roast, sweet coffee and faint coca, with a narrow note of lemon hops, and a slight plasticky middle note. Very late finish is lightly roasty, dry, citrus. Overall competent. 7 4 7 3 12 = 3.3
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Volo. Very smooth and flavourful, but a bit thin-bodied for the flavours it encompassed.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is roast coffee and dark chocolate, nearly black, small cappuccino head.. Flavour is chocolate and roasted malt. Medium bodied, well balanced, smooth, pleasantly bitter, very drinkable. Quite nice.
beer4bears (75) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Volo. The aroma is toasty malt with primarily coffee, but a bit of smoke there too. I really liked the appearance: inky brown letting little light through, a nice tan, foamy head with a slight brown film which lasted a long time disappearing into a fine lace. The coffee dominated the taste. Lively carbonation, really fizzy on the front of the tongue, thick textured.
JesseM (1138) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint enjoyed at the Kick Off. Taps an opaque deep brown with a tiny tan surface film. The aroma has some nice toffee malts and vanilla mixed in with enticing coffee roast. The flavour hits right away with dry roast, mixed in with some sweet caramel and toffee malts, in good balance. Minor dry/bitter, astringent bite on the tongue in the finish that impressed me. The mouth-feel is somewhat full but lacks the richness of body I might expect in an oatmeal stout. Still, this is a very tasty beer and Iím glad I finally got to try it. I could session this all night as I think itís one of the best stoutís produced in this province.