BrewGoblin (494) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mill Street wows me again (this and the Vanilla Porter) with another roasty brew. A beaut in the looks depot, this blackness sports a thick and creamy light beige cap that sticks around for weeks. Apparently they used "beer gas" whatever the fuck that is. It looks good and I am hoping it ain’t straight poison for the sake of a good topper. Roast malts, burnt toast, coffee, chocolate, nuts, licorice and light basement waft up. Bittersweet flavour with a welcome chocolate sweetness keeping the bitter roasty aspects in check. Full-ass mouthfeel on this low ABV beer-panther, a great aftertaste and the handsome appearance make this a Dry Stout to be remembered.
exeter (399) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan head and nice lacing. Taste is roasted malt with coffee and dark chocolate. Pretty normal for a stout, but nothing stands out as exceptional but I’d have it again.
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
440 ml can. Pours a ruby reddish black with a thick, creamy, resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, mocha, dairy cream. Flavor is milk chocolate, mocha coffee, roast and ash. Finish is coffee, slightly herbal. Good bitterness. Medium body, velvety and creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation.
Listigovers (382) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark malt aroma with slight sour scent, pours black with a tan nitro head. Very smooth palate due to the nitro, medium bodied, fairly strong flavour, burnt flavours, dry, chocolatey, medium length finish. Nice smooth stout.
ljthiessen (540) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Barley Brothers. Dark brown pour with a classic thick creamy nitro head. Aroma is sweet and creamy, with vanilla, toasted nuts and nougat. Flavour is malty, a bit of chocolate and coffee, touch of vanilla. Body is very light and somewhat watery, smooth with low carbonation.
Ferris (5237) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Dark fruit, toasted malts and dark chocolate. Jet black with a rich beige head. Roast malts and some dark chocolate. Light, watery and roasty.
deepeary (205) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Spirits. Really nice creamy head that smears all over the glass. Classic dry stout notes, bitter, roasted grains, some anice/licorice, dark chocolate. Tame and balanced as the style calls for. Nice.
Pizz5116 (61) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black oil like color. Minimal dark tan head with no lacing present. Aroma is chocolate malts and coffee. Taste is on par with aroma. This is a great stout
Metalflake (11) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
440ml can from the LCBO, poured into a pint glass. Poured deep brown/black, with little to no head and just a thin ring of foam around the edge. No lacing to speak of on the glass. Aroma - roasted malts and coffee, wood smoke, perhaps a hint of vanilla. Taste - again, lots of malt, sweeter than I expected but not cloyingly so. Coffee too, but not much else - thin and watery feel on the palate, low carbonation, reminds me of bottled Guinness. Hops are way back in the wings, drying out the finish but never asserting themselves in a significant way.
Overall a pleasant stout, very drinkable, but not memorable. Puts me in mind of winter nights at the pub, quaffing pints of Guinness or Murphy’s over steak pies, chips & gravy.
DoItSwitch (2) - Stittsville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastic dry stout. Pours near black with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Incredibly smooth and tastes great with a finishing taste of cover and dark chocolate.