gunnfryd (11042) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can.Black colour with a tan head. Aroma and flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, pine. Ordinary beer.
Tmoney99 (10963) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared by b3shine. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Good roasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth dry texture with soft carbonation. Moderate toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of average duration. Solid drinkable dry stout.
sulawang (632) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Visual: Aluminum can. Pours ultra dark brown/black with bubbles clinging near the bottom-base of the glass, virtually no head, a very thin ringed retention, almost no activity other than a few bubbles surfacing.
Nose: medium roasted malts, burntness. (lvl-6)-pungency.
Attack: thin-watery, sharp nitrogenated mouthfeel
Mid-palate: med-high sourness, (lvl-4)-sweetness (MAIN) roasted malts, coffee
Finish: roasted coffee exhale, bittersweet malty finish.
Summary: The watery mouthfeel coupled with the almost flat mouthfeel put me off on this one. Flavour of roasted malt is ok but texturally unbalanced on the sour side.
berkshirejohn (4645) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
440 ml can from an LCBO in Toronto. A pitch black colour pour with an impressive, nitro-powered, milk chocolate coloured head about an inch thick; rich drinking chocolate aroma; a thin milky body with a pleasnt coffee taste, perhaps a little too sweet though; and a dry chocolate milk finish with a touch of bitterness. Overall rather good.
Hidden_Pooch (409) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. A good middle of the road stout. I prefer my stouts from a bottle, they don’t feel as proud coming from a can. Has a strong roasted coffee taste lots of dark chocolate bitterness. Has a nice thick creamy mouth feel and finishes dry like the style implies. A tasty dry stout.
b3shine (5717) - Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can to snifter (shared with the group; thanks DuffMan). Looks good for the style; a fairly opaque dull black with foamy/creamy head. Smells of dark malt and mild roast. Tastes like it smells with an even subtler roast profile. Nice on the palate; smooth and dry. Nothing special, but very quaffable.
RhetoricalAns (342) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Black pour with a creamy head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, coffee. Taste is similar, a bit of bitterness, dark chocolate. Pretty good, generally full bodied.
sic1314 (3642) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured deep dark brown with a dense white head. Aroma of rich roast malt. Medium body, quite smooth. Average.
jdobbs (402) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown colour with a thick light tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasty malt. Similar flavours with a very nutty linger. Moderate carbonation and a creamy mouth-feel.
piscator34 (1980) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned sample. Near black in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of chocolate-like roasted malt, wet stones, and toasted nuts. Light bodied on the palate, with a nicely balanced roast and mineral thing going on. Not super complex, but very drinkable. Devoid of fruity yeast notes, which is nice.