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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10787) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (8289) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7048) - 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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6589) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 29, 2013
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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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6426) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (5243) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
pours unclear light brown mahogany with a small light beige-red cap, some retention and lacing. burnt caramel, brown malts, salty and chalky - lots of minerals, lightly smoked roasted maltiness - not really bacony, licorice and other spices - cloves. light carbonation, light body - oily but lacking; drying yet balanced lightly smoked-grassy finish. roasted profile, body corpulence and smoky-bacony character lacks, but this pale-ish stout makes a good confit d’oignons.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Boutip (5031) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle: Poured a clear black color stout with a small brown foamy head with limited retention and no lacing. Aroma of smoked malt with weird off flavours is not really enticing. Taste is a mix between some weird off grainy flavours with malt with gross residual sugar notes. Body is light with medium carbonation. I have a hard time understanding how this beer was ever though as a good idea.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4904) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlovakSniper (3647) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
Embouteillé le 29 octobre 2014. Un stout couleur acajou avec un petit anneau de mousse. Au nez, timides arômes de malts fumés avec une impression de sirop d’érable et une sensation fruitée. Au goût, des saveurs diluées de fumée légèrement salées. En bouche, un corps faible avec un pétillement expansif et une texture aqueuse. Une finale qui montre un murmure, et encore, de viande fumée. Je ne peux croire une seconde que le brasseur soit si satisfait de cette création.


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