Brewed by Granite Brewery (Halifax)
Style: Dry Stout
Halifax, Canada


on tap

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A black bitter stout with a buried hint of sweetness and a creamy head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (22306) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2002
Black with creamy head. Dryand roasty with notes of coffee and liquorice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
Draught at Cíest What, Toronto
Black color, with creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, roasted nuts, a bit buttery. Lowly carbonated; it has a decent flavor of roasted malts and coffee, itís also a bit buttery; correct bitterness, and some ashes in the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2000
How much of a role does atmosphere play in beer enjoyment? I like this beer a hell of a lot more at the Halifax pub, which is located in a historic house, compared with at the Toronto pub, at the base of an office building.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2002
Looks like the picture perfect image of a dry stout. Nice roasty aroma, very inviting. Taste is decent roasty, very dry finish. Iíve never been much of a fan of this category, but if more were made this way, perhaps I would be -- probably my favorite dry stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2004
Nice chocolat moka nose, with a deep night colour and a nice moka head. Lots of chocolate notes, but again some sourness. Thin but still interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Keg at Stillwell, Halifax. It pours black with a long-lasting creamy tan head. The nose is soft, ash, sweet roast, coffee, cocoa, creamy, earth, dried fruits and liquorice. The taste is bitter, earthy, charred wood, burnt malt, light pepper, treacle, ash, cocoa, liquorice and coffee grounds with a dryish finish. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Has decent body, but not much flavour to carry it. Fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (10324) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2010
Bar Volo St. Patricks Day, on tap. Black body with beige head. Lacey. Dry stout, sour edge. Below average mouthfeel. Meets the style, some character. A tad of smoke.
Earlier Rating: 5/2/2004 Total Score: 3.2
Surprising as better than local reviews would have it. Above standard of Guiness. Nice black color and retaining head. Creamy full mouth feel. Slight maltiness and bitterness, but more balanced. Toastiness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (9756) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
Draft - Roast malts, coffee and chocolate. Jet black with a brown rich head. Chocolate, coffee and a roasts finish. Hit the mark.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
October 2000 - this may have been prior to nitrogen dispense as I didn't find it to have much body. Tasted a lot like Guinness with its roasty malt flavor, but lacked the smooth creamyness of Guinness. too thin for my liking, but I dislike stouts in general.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2006
Tap at Gingerís Tavern. Ruby-tinted black beer, nice clarity with a thick tan head. Aroma is slightly sour, some Maris Otter and toasted UK malts. Slight roasty aroma, but less than I would have thought. Flavour is dry, malt dominated, toffee, slight fruitiness and a strong herbal hop character followed by a roasty/toasty flavour. Strong sourness on the finish and a fairly thin body. A bit more sour than most other dry stouts Iíve ever had, but still decent. Would like to see it with some fuller body.

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