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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   ABV: -
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A rich,dark full bodied ale. Made with four different kinds of barley and finished with two kinds of hops.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (1873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 21, 2013
On tap at the brewpub and part of the sampler set. The ABV on this is supposed to be around 7%. The pour is brown to charcoal black with a lasting tan head. The aroma is of coffee and dark malts with a subtle smoky character. The body was light to medium. The taste has all the dark malt flavors with a medium dry finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
johnnnniee (2038) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2013 On tap at the source as part of a sampler. Comes to the table a solid dark brown/black color with a smallish off tan head that displays moderate retention. The aroma is caramel, roast, coffee, a hint of chocolate, with a bit of a lactic and metallic aromas. The flavor is sweet with some caramel off set by roasted coffee but ruined by some annoying lactic, metallic, and phenolic flavors. Little to no hop flavor. Medium body with a light level of carbonation, and a sweet roasty mouthfeel. A stout with its rich roasty aroma and flavor can hide lots of flaws, this one does not. I’m not sure if sanitation is an issue while brewing or if we have dirty taps lines here, but this one is a mess.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (1885) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2012
On tap at Italian Oasis Restaurant & Brewery. Quite dark with fast dissapearing brownish foam head. Aroma is barley and some chocolate. Taste is chocolate, toffee and hoppy bitterness. Aftertaste turns from Chocolate to bitter. (Littleton 201210)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (1583) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2012
On tap at the Italian Oasis restaurant/brewery. Pours black with very low brown head. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee. Taste is of roasted malt, sligth sweetness. Bitter finish (from roasting). Not bad, but nothing that is worth a detour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
on tap-pours a brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-licorice, secondary earthy/spice hops. Taste is dark malt-anise, secondary earthy/acidic hops. Full body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2009
In short: A standard highly roasted pub stout. Sessionnable but forgettable.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Almost black body topped by a little tan ring of foam
In long: A standard roasted nose. Taste is very roasted with a light cacao and light coffee flavours in the background. Malts had a cake-like flavour, an over-baked (burnt) cake. A light vegetable sensation but not enough to be really bothersome. Hops take the form of some green grass. Finish is rather bitter but most of it seems to come from the high roastiness. Not bad, but this is exactly the type of stout that most below-average make. Italian Oasis, a place where everybody is a cousin and nobody complains about your personal hygiene.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Roasted malts develop coffee connotations and bitterness, as light esters roam beneath this approachable yet unpolished Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is no head at all atop the brown-hued blackness.
-Lax carbonation and high dextrins make for a disappointing mouthfeel (for drinkability’s sake, anyway).
-Powdery chocolate is tasted sometimes.
-The finish is reasonably bitter, but there’s not much else going on there.

On tap at the brewpub.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of roasted malt, pepper, tarte. Tastes tarte and rich with a roasty finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GonZoBeeR (2821) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2006
Aroma:light coffe nose.... Appearance:Dark,no head... Flavor:light coffe flavor,watery...

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2005
Dark brown color with a thin light brown head. Mild aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Decent flavor of chocolate and roasted malt, the trouble is that the dominant flavor is cardboard. Yuck.


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