hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nitro at brewery. creamy and fine, with some decent and muted roasted coffee/chocolate flavors. This beer is not as nice as the coffee porter, and its very hard not to compare the two. The flavors here are not as profound or memorable, and the porter is your best bet.
gilvanblight (731) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 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. A good stout, but I’m not a huge fan of stouts.
Quevillon (2341) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bu sur place en fut (12 oz), le 12/7/08. Brune ruby extra foncée, moyen collet. Arome de réglisse chocolaté, un peu cafiné. Goût de café amère, un peu de chocolat sucré, arrièr goût amère. Un autre stout sec agréable!
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark-brownish black with a thick dark beige head that has very good retention. This is a benchmark dry stout. Thick silky palate with a strong roasted coffee flavor that matches the serious roasted malt aroma. I’m surprised this is indicated here as a seasonal autumn beer, as I had it in the spring and the bartender said it is always on tap.
Gpnterojd (175) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Kickoff. Black with a creamy tan head. Bubbles go down right after pouring. Aroma has mustiness and roasted malts. Cigarettes and coffee. Slight booze quality. Flavour is somewhat light. Burnt flavours dominate. The hops are apparent as well. Dry, coffee aftertaste. Slightly watery.
JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Castle. Very appealing black with a rich and creamy, yet firmer than other nitro heads. Aroma: Basically the ideal dry stout, nice roastiness, etc. Flavour: Very nice dry roasted character providing perfect bitterness. Subtle hints of charred coffee, maybe a small touch of chocolate. Nice rich and creamy mouth-feel. This is the best dry stout I’ve ever had. So enjoyable!
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Castle on King- Pours deep, dark black murky liquid with a one finger mocha froth. Good lace and head retention. The aroma is subtle, and also quite pleasant. Mild coffee, some dark choclate, roasted barley, slight hops, some burnt toasty notes. Tastes like roasted coffee beans with good bitterness and some dark chocolate, accompanied with toasty roasted barley and some rye. Quite creamy with astringent bitter finish. Good.
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2007 A pleasant dry stout, with a strong roasted barley taste. Hints of coffee and chocolate. Nice dark body and rich creamy head. On tap at the Mill Street Brewpub.
iasonas (6) - ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favourite stout, hands down. Chocolat-esque with hints of coffee and nuts. Wonderful dark brown, light black colour with an amazing after taste and clean white head. Can’t get enough!
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - AUG 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
a textbook dry stout with nitro head, the aroma is roasty and the flavor is slightly chocolatey with main accent in the roasted barley. very nice.