Papillon (391) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
500 mL Glass of draft sampled a t a pub. Dark brown-black body with a creamy beige head that clings thickly to the glass as it is sipped. Aroma of coffee and cookies and pastries, like "walking into a coffee shop". Toasted malts dominate in the flavor department with a note of black coffee, the same in the aftertaste, tapering off to a silky creamy finish. This is excellent stout. Guinness, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but you will have to settle for silver in your sport.
mnurda (1232) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at mill St in toyinto airport. Nice and creamy with hint if nuts and chocolate. Well done
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gramity (1586) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black pour iwth a foamy tan head. Nice thick head at that. Bready thick taste, lots of roasted flavours (roasted nuts, roasted caramel, etc). Very dry finish.
Bendrixian (1439) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
jet black colour with a two finger head. I thought it had a very floral and fruity aroma with a slight roast and hint of coffee. it has a creamy mouthfeel, light roast but finishes a tad watery. A tad boring but better than drinking macro’s.
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Black color; creamy and persistent head. Aroma of roasted malt and paper. Smooth mouthfeel, with a weak flavor of dry roasted malt and ashes; correct bitterness. The final is rather short.
Too little effort.
BreWedge (453) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Hardrock 42 Gastropub Sudbury. Pours a super-thick mocha colored head that doesn’t quit. Beautiful cascading waves of carbonation throughout. Aroma of roasty malts, coffee, chocolate, and smoke. Tastes of coffee and chocolate are dominant. Dry and pleasantly bitter. Creamy on the palate with a lingering bitterness. Refreshing (stout refreshing? Yes!) but served a little too cold for my tastes. Awesome stout.
asheft (2891) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[on tap at Ottawa brewpub]
Creamy roasted barley aroma with some peanut and vanilla notes. Opaque black with an eternal, tan blanket on top. Smooth yet dry roasted barley flavour with cream, vanilla, and some peanuts again. Medium black malt bitterness and no chocolate. Light body, medium carbonation, almost clean finish.
mcberko (11999) - 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 (766) - 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).