exeter (456) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice black colour with a tan head that hangs around to the bottom. The taste is of light burnt coffee, bitter chocolate, caramel, oats and some earthy hops. Not as smooth as some with that bitter kick, but very nice.
blackmetal (179) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
rather thin and a bit of a let down. Has some coffee and chocolate notes but somehow too weak
vadie (1019) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Noir avec une petite Rome marron l. L’arôme du malt torréfié et du chocolat. En bouche c’est pareille,et bien équilibré avec un amertume léger.
Barreras (1269) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark black color with a roasted barley aroma. Flavor is true oatmeal, mixed with chocolate hops. Slight bitter yet smooth finish, with oatmeal taste dominating the beer.
nearbeer (4176) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 L swingtop. Pours jet and opaque with a thin disc of foam resembling a lunar landscape. Nose is bittersweet chocolate, caramel, chicory coffee with cream, and a touch of smoky iron. Tastes of blackstrap molasses, coffee with cream, prickly green herb, a bit of blackberry and cocoa. Near-medium body is watery and leans to the sweet side, but the acidic roast and slightly metallic mineral note provides a nice balance. Medium-high carbonation never becomes overbearing.
Ferris (7703) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Nitro - Roast malts and some dark chocolate. Jet brown with a rich brown head. Rich and sweet dark roast with some chocolate notes and a mellow bitterness. Nice.
ChewyBeer (157) - SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 27, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from tap, beautiful dark with tan head. Roasted malt flavours. Good full mouthfeel that’s balanced by the bitterness.
wolffish (355) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Parfum agréable de marc de café et de céréales grillées... Au goût, c’est un peu mince (aqueux) et on note un côté terreux et un brin lactique à la fois. Très bon stout!!
BrewGoblin (550) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of a beer being good for me is that is can back up the claims that it makes. This fine beer delivers on all fronts and doesn’t pretend to be something else. It’s a big, black, tan topped, chewy bodied pal. One litre of pure ebony goodness in a bottle; big chocolate and roasted malt notes comprise both nose and taste, some light nuttiness as well. The mouthfeel is just great, not too flat but instead with some bite and a satisfying chomp. I would drink this anytime.
TheBeerGod (5572) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 1L swing-top crowned. Black pour with a tall, dense, foamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, burnt grains, coffee and soft hops. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate malt, burnt oatmeal, soft hops notes and caramel. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more caramel, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate notes and burnt oatmeal.