CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(1.9L Growler) Pours a thin beige head and an opaque body. Deep cocoa, vanilla, roasted malt. Thick roasted chocolate flavour. Finsh bitter finish. Very good.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(1.9L growler)Really opaque black, almost no head. Chocolatey aroma, some roastiness, a touch of coffee, maybe a hint of soy sauce. Burnt chocolate flavor, nice hop bite. Quite satisfying.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2006 Any first impressions?
-A quietly receding gigantofoam tops the tawny-tinged blackness.
-Roasting coffee beans reveals a discreet black chocolate sweetness within.
-Energetic minty green hoppiness dances with the dry malt roastiness.
-The fluffy carbonation and lean maltiness offer plenty of drinkability.
What if you dig deeper?
-That wooden, leafy hop bitterness sure is pleasurable.
-Trickling vanilla sporadically sweetens the important roastiness.
-When drinkability and flavor are maximized, enjoyment cannot be far behind.
-Solace is gained at the taste of a well-made, lively pint of stout.
Bottle; best before March ’07.