Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep darl ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, light faint chocolate with light peated notes. In mouth, a light s$oked beer with light peaty bacon notes, powdery chocolate, decent.
Spab (2241) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Only Cafe. Pours a dark brown with modest tan head. Aroma is roasty chocolate and caramel with some underlying what I’d say is saltiness more than anything. Flavour is salty/smoky but doesn’t overpower the roasty chocolate/caramel. Not bad but felt a little gimmicky.
Metalchopz (2197) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed with the GF after work, when a snowstorm seemed to paralyze the streets of Ottawa. Time for a brew and some food. Poured a dark brown colour with a small head and minimal lace. Roasted malt nose with fruity hints, molasses and chocolate. Refreshingly wet, but with enough body, and all-around smooth. The fruitiness takes a bit over the burnt malt in the taste. Not really feeling the bacon anywhere though. More like a mild coffee and milk finish. Still, a good stout with fruity notes.
pushkinwow (1954) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Winterbrewed - served much too cold but with outside temperatures of -19C what can you do - still happy to get to try this beer. Black with a brown head. Oats, some baker’s chocolate, hint of meatiness, bit of lactose. Moderate carbonation and body, the smoke and bacon really develop on the palate without overwhelming. Quite tasty.