Lubiere (9428) - 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.
JoeMcPhee (8189) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341 ml bottle. Pitch black with a huge sticky brown head. The nose is pretty nice - soft coffee and a bit of roasted character. There's also a little bit of light cocoa and a bit of roasted character as well. A lightly acidic component as well. Okay - if a bit pedestrian.
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Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drinkable stout, coffee grounds mostly, with I imagine some oatmeal added to bulk up the moutfeel. Dark brown. Enjoyed at Volo.
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008-01-31. Black body with a modest foamy brown head and lace. Dry roast and coffee in the aroma, malt, mild dry dark malt. Flavour is likewise roasty with a good dose of coffee, roast and bitterness - water dilute coffee, like cold soaked beans as a opposed to brewed coffee? Or left over grounds? At least that was the impression I got, but then I am not a coffee drinker either. Very mild cocoa touches. (6+) Average palate is very lightly carbonated. Meh, decent brew but the coffee character is very much not to my tastes. Cask at Victory Cafe Winter Festival
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Volo. Pours a jet black with a thick browned dark tan head. Big coffee, dark bitter cocoa, a hint of vanilla, char. Medium bodied, plum and prune, more cocoa, a little more coffee. Finishes smooth and with some lingering bitterness.
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.
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. At Victory Cafe Cask Ale Festival, January 2009. Opaque black with a solid reasonably lasting tan head. Aroma of sweetened semistrong coffee, cola syrup and light herbal bitterness. The taste delivered more bitterness than I expected, plenty of coffee character, somewhat grainy and creamy - no cola in the taste. Average body, a bit of astringency, slick and cask-smooth, some burnt treacle emerged in the medium-length finish, leaving a slightly burnt aftertaste which wasn’t unpleasant. Apart from the hint of cola syrup in the aroma, pretty solid indeed.
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Victory Café Winter Festival. Pours black with a spare diminishing creamy tan head. Slightly mild, dry aroma of coffee, dark malt, light hops and some mild lactic notes. Flavour of espresso and malt first followed by light green hops -- perhaps a tad watery but not bad at all. Average to medium bodied. Well done Stonehammer, this is pretty good stuff.
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1976-20090131] Cask. Coffee oil roast aroma has a hint of chocolate. Black body with a small long-lasting creamy tan head. Dark dry-roasted wood and charcoal malt flavour. Full body is dry. Quite dry and lovely, this combination of flavours really appeals to me.
(@ Victory Cafe; Toronto, ON)
czar (3790) - 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.