mcberko (10577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On nitro tap at the Alibi Room, pours black with a tan nitro head. Aroma of rotting wood, metallic notes and light roast. Flavour is dull and lifeless... light roast, very bland... there’s nothing here at all. Palate is pleasant and full enough, but no depth in flavour. "Nothing" characterizes this beer.
bunget (713) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Cafe 13 in Cambridge. Heavy creamy mocha head, rather small and dense. Deep reddish-brown colour. Aroma is pretty faint and undistinguished, mostly coffee. Taste is classic stout: dry, bitterness, way too watery though, burned sugar and caramel. Traditionally very low carbonation. Quite drinkable.
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - APR 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Could definitely smell and taste the coffee flavours in this one. A bit watery and metallic, neither of which should be found in a stout. However, it is sessionable. I’m sorry, probably shouldn’t say this, but I think it’s got a higher rating than it should because it’s from a market relatively new to craft brews. It’s a middle-of-the-road stout. Not terrible, for these brewers do know what they’re doing. But made for people who maybe just aren’t ready yet for the great stuff (ie a roastier brew won’t sell as well).
neongolden (882) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(on tap at Grad Club, Kingston ON) Poured cold, very dark brown with creamy nitro beige head. Aroma of cold coffee with some roasty malts, weak. Flavour initially weak coffee, roasted malts, little bit of chocolate. Finishes dry. Mouthfeel is thin and watery, aroma is muted, flavours weak, finish dry and bland. Disappointingly mediocre stout.
Eructoblaster (3478) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Ottawa brewpub. Opaque black body with low carbonation and a lasting off-white creamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with roasty and some chocolate hints. Taste is good but it lacks strength and complexity. It carries roasted cereals notes and ends with a decent bitter/roasty finish.
solidfunk (5989) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tastes like coffee. There’s a creamy head. Decent lacing. A watery bitter leave with some tin to it. Pours mahogany. Not very exciting. On tap at The Rhino.
czar (6211) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at brewpub. deep brown with a creamy beige head, good retention and lacing. dark roastiness, light smoke, light to medium hopping. nitro-soft carbonation, light to medium body - slightly lacking, decent bitter coffee finish. dry. good.
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Craft Beer Market, Calgary. Deep brown with mahogany highlights and a thick, creamy tan head that retains well. Aroma is muted by the nitro, but there is certainly coffee and hard roast in there. Flavours are nice: coffee, hard roast, and hints of bitter chocolate. Palate is creamy smooth, but a tad on the thin side. Finish is short and papery dry.
GRM (3426) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample, 6 ounces, draught, at Mill Street in Ottawa, savoured on February 22 2012; eye: black, opaque, creamy beige head, average lacing; nose: roasted malt, light nutty, dusty; mouth: roasted malt, light nutty, dusty, lactic, finale in roasted malt with nutty presence, average carbonation, thin; overall: ordinary
Échantillon, 6 onces, en fût, bue au Mill Street d’Ottawa, savourée le 22 février 2012; œil : noire, opaque, mousse beige crémeuse, dentelle moyenne; nez : malt rôti, léger noix, poussière; bouche : malt rôti, léger noix, poussière, lactique, finale en malt rôti avec présence de noix, carbonatation moyenne, mince; en résumé : ordinaire
worldbeertaste (1779) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Creamy roast coffee with a plum, licorice, milk chocolate smell. Rich full creamy thin body, flat carbonation. Solid black with a light creamy tan head. Milk chocolate sweetness elements, nutty roast bitterness, lingering stickiness, Raisin. Excellent Stout