MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2007
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
My Bottom Line:
This poor excuse of a Stout is the frail setting for the showdown between plastics and lengthy charred roastiness. The 1-liter swing-top bottle cannot be the only culprit.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-The fizzy carbonation plows through the initially big-bubbled head, which soon disappears.
-This is thin, thin, thin.
-Menthol cigarettes/ashes increase discomfort.
-That roastiness barely possesses any malty sweetness to support it.
-I could not imagine drinking a full pint from this bottle. A nightmarish prospect.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 4, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled from growler in Montreal on Glouglouburpís roof at the tiggmtl-returns/MartinT leaves for Japan party, June 17 2007. What better way to follow up a couple of Top 50 beers than this fine Ontario product? It pours not quite opaque dark brown-black, with a short-lived medium-brown head....nose is plasticene, cleanser, hard minerals, some bare hints of old toasted grains but not much quality here....and similarly, the body is dry, dull, cardboardy, again with a sort of cleanser character, stale....thin, low carbonation, brackish finish. Mmmm didnít feel bad about wasting almost all of this growler; Iím fairly sure nothing will grow where we poured it, Dani, so I hope you werenít going to start a rooftop garden....
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[313-20070512] 1L (w/ jerc). Malty caramel aroma, lightly roasted with a hint of plastic. Dark dark brown body with a big foamy long-lasting thick light-brown head. Sweet roasted chocolate flavour has hints of coffee malt and candied figs. Full body is fairly smooth. Lovely flavour, quite impressive without an alcohol kick.
wilderthanyou (713) - Guelph, CANADA - JUN 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very dark stout, crazy billowing tan head that practically explodes. Sweet, thick malt aroma. Roasted malts, notes of strong black coffee, and a bitter dark chocolate finish. The palat is decent for stout, not syrupy but could be a little more present in the scheme of things. All and all 1L of enjoyment. Would like to see this in smaller swing top bottles.
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2007 Coffee scent and roasted malts. Dark black in colour. Thick dark beige head. Thick and smooth. Malty and sweet. Very nice and consistent. Simple and smooth. Quite nice.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black body topped by a medium tan head. Aroma is anything but stout-ish. Vinyl aroma and even in the taste. Roastiness is minimal, instead I got a dusty dry body with a powdery chemical flavour. Forget about black chocolate or coffee beans. Empty and airy. Could it be the fault of the swing-top bottle or is it just another beer following Ontarioís quality tradition.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown-black. Massive creamy/billowy tan head. (4+) The beer has to negotiate with the head to gain passage out of the glass. Dusty malt aroma. Mild yet rich malty caramel is sweet with light notes of wispy espresso and dark chocolate. Vague bit of anise. Flavour is a sweet rich malt with a moderate balancing dryness that increases in the finish. Lingering mild roast in the aftertaste, mocha and dilute notes of chocolate and coffee. (7+) Smooth average palate is not as chewy as Iíd like personally but that is just me. Very very good at what it does. Hope they keep this up.
tomthompson89 (1837) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle first opened from the fridge and damn all i can say is carbonation, !!1 blew everywhere, at first was not at all a fan of this one, cold it really had not interesting features but as she warmed up it became a very nice stout, cho coffee, and very dry as i had expected. Good Job
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep black with a light ruby tinges on the edge and a large foamy brown head. Leafy tobacco/vegetable aroma with very faint coffee roast. Light body with sour roasted malt flavour. Pretty decent but just not that memorable.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 1000 ml
Very dark stout black with only light hints of brown noted. Large rocky, creamy head contrasted well with darker bottom.
Sweet, creamy aroma . Light hints of roasted malts and dark coffee. Roasted middle, even slightly smoky, dry in flavours. Medium light bodied.