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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Look into the heart of darkness of this pitch black beauty. Take in the sweet caramel and roasted malty notes on the nose with a suggestion of the bacon goodness within. This full-bodied, rich and creamy oatmeal stout trots out a bold, unbridled taste that comes from a unique infusion of local Ottawa Valley heritage-raised “Pork of Yore” fine bacon. Blending in roasted malt and oatmeal for a solid footing, this smooth, dark beer has the perfect finish hinting of the fine swine contained within.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (2047) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
650 mL bottle. Nice pour. Smells like a sweet stout, minus the lactose, with some added brown sugar. Don’t really get the bacon, either in the nose or mouth, although I do taste some smoke. Which is nice. Needs a little more from the roasted malt, though. Oatmeal helps the mouthfeel, although it’s certainly not a big beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lesifflebiere (1391) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Bière noire et intense mais pas nécessairement très riche ou épaisse ; nez sucré avec un peu de fumée et du chocolat, par-dessus des céréales grillées. La bouche est plutôt mince, le bacon ne se pointe le bout de la truffe qu’en toute fin de gorgée, et les malts sont délibérément discrets. Une bière agréable, malgré sa minceur et le côté curiosité qui n’est pas totalement satisfait. Un stout clair qui ne livre la marchandise qu’à moitié.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gilvanblight (817) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
Dark thick and foamy head. Nice taste, a solid stout with a bacon aftertaste. This is a good thing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4851) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Done pretty well for a gimmicky concept. Bacon is just right enough to work. Smoky light bacon combines with good roast malt aroma. Pours black without much head or lacing. Average carbonation. Finishes a little meaty, a little bitter and definitely salty from the bacon. Tap at Arrow and Loon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6586) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle
Very drinkable nice mildly smoked stout. Poured with light head and opaque dark brown base. Very clean and drinkable. Nice extra dimension. Very well brewed. I would try again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
[5179-20130329] Bottle. Smoked woody coffee grains aroma. Brown black body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Roasted coffee grinds and lightly spiced flavour. Medium-full body. Good, drinkable. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(c/o GregClow)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6412) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
Bottle [size?] courtesy of GregClow. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size semi-lasting fluffy tan head. Some lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoke, toasted malt, oats, some earthiness, salt and a bit of dark fruit. Flavour of lightly toasted malt, light smoke, dark fruit, some coffee and some light hops in the earthy bitter finish. Average body is a little light for the style. Pretty good, it could use a little more smoke in the flavour but it’s not a bad beer by any means.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8788) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2013
Black pour at The Only. Deep black pour with a tight tan head. The aroma is softly toasty with a touch of fruit and some very faint smoke. Slightly berryish with faint sweetness. A touch of light pepper and some earthy bitterness. Decent stout although the smoke could be turned up a notch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3199) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
Sample, draught, tasted during winterbrewed, savoured on February 16 2013; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of dark brown head; nose: roasted barley, black coffee; mouth: roasted barley, black coffee, light acridness, light hops, finale in roasted barley with light acridness, medium-full body, good carbonation, lightly bitter, lightly oily and harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, bue lors du winterbrewed, savourée le 16 février 2013; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse brun foncé; nez : orge torréfiée, café noir; bouche : orge torréfiée, café noir, légère âcreté, léger houblon, finale en orge torréfiée avec légère âcreté, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, légèrement amère, texture légèrement huileuse et rugueuse; en résumé : bien

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (8276) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
2013-03-29. Very dark brown black body small beige head. 3+ Interesting aroma, dark malt, modest woody smoke, muted mushroom like earthiness. 6++ Flavour is similar, dark malt core, dry roast, light smoke is interesting. Average bodied palate is a hair light for the beer. Not bad overall, it’s pretty decent but I don’t necessarily want more either as it is not really to my own tastes. Bottle courtesy of Gregclow.


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