blackmetal (112) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderfully complex stout. Dynamic armoa and taste. Tough to focus one aspect as rich and complex on the palate
mnurda (1077) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 26, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another big winner from Dave and the folks at half pints. Way to go. Loved this one
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! This has a huge head of whiskey and black malts. Pours with a huge head and is super dark. Pretty good lacing. There is a perfect menagerie of black malts, Whiskey barrel and %. Usually I wouldn’t like to smell and taste so much % but it works with the whiskey flavour in there, it warms up your esophagus. Only looses marks because the % is so noticeable.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - FEB 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a tasting: massive mocca, lime sorvet, wet wood, toasted bread, oaky, cherries jam, very rich, creamy and full bodied, great stout.
tomer (1474) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 27, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At a tasting, no head, black colour with some lighter brownish taints, aroma of mocha,vanila, milk chocolate and lightly roasted coffee, flavour of dark fruits, dark chocolate and coffee, medium to big body, bice long acidic aftertaste with some roastiness in the end. Excellent stout.
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nearly black, tan head. Cocoa, whiskey, light espresso, roasted malt and molasses nose. Flavor is perfectly balanced between roasted malt, chocolate and whiskey notes. Damn good. Thanks savvy!
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Alex for this rare one, a 6 month aged stout in Crown Royal, gotta love that, big shout out to my homeboy DA the CR king....HUGE carbonation on this one, I can only pour about four onces with at least ten inches of head, really good retention, falls nice with a puffy eraser head top. Tons of lacing...Aroma is awesome, smells like crown, tons of sweet alcohol, wood, lots of vanilla...The taste is still pretty sweet, oak and vanilla, but not as strong, after such a great aroma, a slight let down...Feel is silky smoth, light warmness just smoothness.
A huge surprise, especially after a couple so-so reviews. Worth seeking out
pintbypint (2352) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml brown bottle. Black pour, opaque. Small creamy light brown coloured head which fades into a ring. No lacing. Chocolate malt nose, some smoke, light hint of alcohol. Flavour has intense chocolate malt, black coffee, toffee, citrus hops, brown sugar. Finish is roasty and chocolatey, late alcohol fade out. Some oaky dryness. Bitterness is there in the background. Smooth mouthfeel, full body, soft carbonation. Lovely big, mixed style stout. Comes together very well, amazing how drinkable this is.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Savvy1982. Pours thick black with a large creamy brown head that retains well. Aroma of milk chocolate,,some pine, some ashy malts. Taste is awesome, the whiskey barrel is not overpowering, there is a good amount of sweetness and it’s balanced well by some burnt malt flavor. Thick chewy and creamy texture, soft carbonation. This is a perfect breakfast beer. As it warms, more earthy aromas become noticeable- leather, tobacco, molasses. The taste has a little more bitterness when warm. Even better at close to room temp than it was 2 hours ago.
Boutip (4431) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (Thanks Kyle): Poured a deep black color stout with a nice light brown color head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of whisky is quite dominant with light sweet ester. Taste is a well balanced mix between some creamy whisky notes with light roasted malt. Body is fuller then average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well balanced with loads of whisky notes thought no burning alcohol and balanced out by a solid malt backbone.