omhper (21279) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with creamy head. Dryand roasty with notes of coffee and liquorice.
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at C’est 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, it’s also a bit buttery; correct bitterness, and some ashes in the end.
Oakes (13538) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2000
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
argo0 (12119) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like the picture perfect image of a dry stout. Nice roasty aroma, very inviting. Taste is decent roasty, very dry finish. I’ve 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.
Lubiere (11160) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Sammy (9541) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
Scopey (9030) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Ginger’s 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 I’ve ever had, but still decent. Would like to see it with some fuller body.
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A sovereign roasty smell leads on the burnt and lemony bitterness...Soulful pears and black grapes rise from the ashes like the stout phoenix...Straddling quality and riding it home...
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.