The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fevernova (221) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
21.1 oz Bottle -- Pours black with tan head. Buckwheat, maple syrup, coco, and some slight coffee. Nice sweetness that is not overpowering or sticky. Rather light in body for a stout of this abv.
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ Bottled ; few deg below room temp ; B/B Feb 07 ]
A mostly lasting average frothy tan head that tops up a clear very dark black body. Moderate lacing. No particules. To the nose, malt are moderate chocolate while hops are very faint spruce. Also, there are evident traces of bitter coffee beans. Initial flavor is moderate sweet and acidic, well balanced, while development tends to lead to a sweet chocolate. Finish is long and sweet chocolate/coffee. medium to full body... creamy texture... Soft carbonation...
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark blackish brown with a small medium brown head. Strong coffee aroma with traces of something fruity floating around the top. Taste is sweet foillowed by a very nice burnt ending. Lingering bitter finish.
yumyum (219) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 this beer is a great value. It is a quality stout in aroma appearance flavor and palate. Good aroma of chocolate and hops. This carries through into the flavour. Very good mouthfeel, carbonation is subtle. This is a solid beer for a great price. A keeper for sure. update did a blind tasting with this, kalamazoo stout from bells and la granja. Noticed more of a winey aroma and taste relative to the others that I didn’t pick up on when I drank it alone. Good brew
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle: Dark brown, almost black, w/ a large creamy brown head. Roasty malt aroma w/ a hint of smoke & alcohol. Flavor starts w/ a little sweetness fading into roasted malt w/ some coffee & a bit of cocoa. Slightly bitter & dry finish. Alcohol is hidden well, but the palate comes up short, too thin. Smooth & quite good though.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
sweet dogfood and blueberry aroma. nice black color with a moderate head that subsides. very easy to drink. moderate palate. sweet and smooth through the entire swallowing experience. as chuggable as guinness with 10x the flavor. this would make for a good ’session stout’. sweet aftertaste that lingers... not too shabby.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with an awesome beige head, and an aroma and flavor of roasted malts, dark fruit, chocolate, and coffee.
loco_gallego (217) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stout marron foncée, mousse beige-marron très belle et durable.
Arômes café, toastage, chocolat... va sur le sucré.
En bouche similaire avec une belle amertume, et un côté huileux rappelant l’olive et radoucissant la balance. Fin de bouche assez sèche malgré tout.
Sucrée pour une stout, mais restant balancée.
gregorymconway (217) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from the LCBO. Quicky dissipating tan head on top of a black, thick body. Alcohol is present on the nose, along with dark chocolate, espresso, toffee from the malts, roasty, caramel. Some malty sweetness, dark fruit. Full bodied taste, oily with some bitterness in the finish. Alcohol is overly present, but at 8.8% it is to be expected.