tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chocolate, raisins and plenty of roast in the nose. Opaque dark brown body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled, tan head that recedes slowly to a lasting cover with some rings on the sides of the glass. Chocolate sweetness and the huge roastiness overwhelm some fruity esters leaving this a bit uni-dimensional. Medium body with pleasant carbonation. Pint glass. Cellar temperature. 1L swingtop bottle (Brewery Creek, Dec-06).
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is oatmeal flakes and some chocolate. Roasted malts and chocolate for flavour. Nice and smooth but rather thin and plain.
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malty, roasty aroma with a hint of hops. Pours a dark brown, nearly solid black with quickly dissipating head. Flavour excellent! Unapologetic cocoa (dark chocolate brownie, I am in complete agreement with Oakes on this one) with perfectly blended roasts of malt, and only a suggestion of hopping to keep things in hand. Slightly limp but thick body, excellent carbonation, and a lingering sharp mouthfeel. I’m so glad it comes in resealable 1L bottles, as I am prepared to enjoy this three nights in a row!
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with no head or lace. Light roast and some oats. Some chocolate. Bitter and roasty with more notes of cocoa and some nuttiness. Seemed a little lacking in the carbonation department, though.
CapFlu (4501) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Draught) Sampled at the brewpub on December 9, 2006. Thin, white dissipated head with an opaque body. Nose is somewhat soya sauce and roasted. Flavour is nicely malted with a toffee undertone - though somewhat unidimensional and boring.
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour. Fudgey, chocolatey aroma. Sweetish flavour with more fudge and chocolate. Fairly simple. Like a liquified brownie.
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black, ruby tinted beer with a thin tan head. No nitro, which is always a bonus. Typical chocolate and coffee aroma, nice mouthfeel. Chocolate flavour dominates, but there is a hint of of the coffee and some cherry fruitiness as well. Roasty bitter finish.