neongolden (847) - 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 (3418) - 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 (5674) - 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 (6011) - 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 (8198) - 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 (3376) - 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 (1759) - 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
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the Owl. Pours clear black, thick tan head, lovely lacing. Nose is milk chocolate, cocoa powder, instant coffee, roast, light lacto notes also. Flavours of nutty roast, creamy coffee, cocoa. A serious step up from Guinness.
reebtogi (4967) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint on tap at Craft Beer Market in Calgary pours black in color with a small beige head that left a few spots of lacing. Aroma is roasted malts with hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste is roasted malty bitterness with hints of chocolate sweetness and coffee and mild hop bitterness. Body is a little thin for the style and carbonation is adequate. Otherwise, this is quite a well done stout.
kevinsenn (1563) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Kick Off. Black and opaque with an attractive tan head. Okay roasty aroma. Taste starts off nice and creamy and roasty, but finishes a little watery. Tasted almost more like a "Mild Ale" than a stout. Palate feels a little watery too. Didn’t notice any "dryness", this being a "dry stout". A disappointment from a brewery that makes a great coffee porter.