Drake (9454) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
New England Bucket List Trip #142. Nitro at the Ottawa location. Pours a dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of smoke, vanilla, roasted malts. The taste is smoke, salt, vanilla, roasted malts, butter. Thin bodied.
superspak (3000) - Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
15 ounce nitro can into imperial pint glass, canned on 6/13/2014. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger dense and creamy tan head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, brown sugar, dark bread, light nuttiness, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance of roast/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, brown sugar, dark bread, light nuttiness, herbal, light char, and roasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light nuttiness, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and robustness of roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and slightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a really excellent dry stout style. All around great balance and robustness of roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
cards04 (2020) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with creamy off white head. Very attractive. Not much to speak of in the way of aromas. Maybe a bit of coffee and lactose. Nice creamy lactose and dark malt flavors.
BrewGoblin (517) - 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 (426) - 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 (387) - 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 (566) - 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 (6243) - 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 (227) - 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.