thevep (22) - Ontario, - JAN 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery : virtually pitch black with a lingering white head - strong and fairly intense flavour of coffee and a hint of bitterness. Really quite similar to the Skullcrusher also available by Merchant House. Not an original flavour but a satisfying beer on the whole.
redpooba (396) - New York, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A simplistic black with a white head. The aroma is weak but smells a bit burned. The malts were over roasted, i.e. burned. There was no depth or complexity and the aftertaste was a bit of charred.
Studentofbrrs (90) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark beer with minimal head, roasted malt aroma with a bitter taste witha lingering bitter after taste
SoberDave (130) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark with a nice head that stays for a while. Weak aroma. Taste of hops, bitter stout flavour and coffee. Doesn’t go down as smooth as some. Solid beer, nothing unpleasant about it at all.
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had @ the Merchant Ale House in St Catherines, Canada - drinking this beer on draft .. . pours a deep black brown .. mild cocoa head .. . deep earth, minerals, tar, and sweet medicene .. . something off in the nose .. . just a bit off/harsh in this beer. boo! .. . .
.. . .almost as bad as the Skylon Tower’s 3D movie...
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black pour with a thin off-white head. The aroma is quite roasty. A touch of light molasses and some dark fruit. A bit of light cocoa and a little bit of roast. Soft palate and decently balanced. A bit of dustiness as well. Some soft toast and cocoa as well.
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pilsnerlover (5) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cooked vegetables, basement aromas, leaves, earthy, bubblegum, leather, leaves, leaves, earthy, roasty, caramel, floral, chocolate
rob6239 (563) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Merchant Ale House. Pours dark with foamy head. Hints of chocolate and some smokiness that i didn’t expect.
Ontbeertaster (2257) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer, I had on tap at the bar in st kitts, easy to drink, nice bitterness and decent head retention. Recommend you give it a try
BierMonger (22) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of espresso, roasted malts.
Black with beige coloured head. Medium head retention. Not much lace.
Tastes good, flavors of espresso, roasted malt. Not really much hops, but some bitterness is there to balance.
Full bodied. Carbonation is average, but would prefer a bit less.
One of the best stouts in the province, anyone with an appreciation for the style should try it.