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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gilvanblight (821) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3094) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 29, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3256) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
660ml bottle, black color, with a thick creamy tan-colored head, with a sweet chocolate, toasted, biscuity, pale, roasted, oat malty, brown chocolate nose,with some chocolate chip cookie dough, mocha, light cappuccino, faint maple ice-cream, chocolate pie crust accents, and a brownie, faint coffee, toffee note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a smooth chocolate cake, brown chocolate, light milk chocolate, coffee, chocolate chip oatmeal cookie dough, burnt toast character, with some molasses, chocolate, oat, toasted, caramelized, biscuity, roasted, black malty, ashy, maple, cappuccino flavours, leading towards a chocolatey, mochaish, maple, sweet chocolate, oat, toasted, caramelized, biscuity, roasted maltiness, lingering burnt toasted, coffee bitterness finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2627) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3761) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7268) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is caramel malt and a little smokiness. Medium body. Sweetly malty. A little iron and saltiness throughout. It’s decent, definitely unique, but morrre baaaaaacon pleeeeeese. Actually, further to that. Steak is delicious, but if I boiled a steak and drank the water, that wouldn’t be very delicious. Maybe the only way to get the taste of actual bacon in a drink is to add artificial bacon flavouring. I wonder if it was cooked or raw before addition? Now I just want some bacon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - 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)

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