fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - 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.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown with a nitrogen cascade & light brown head. Espresso-like aroma with smokey undertones. Rounded body is thick and creamy. Flavours are coffeeish, chocolatey, slightly nutty. Sweetish finish. Dessert-like and satisfying.
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark clear stout with a thick frothy brown head. In aroma, lightly peated chocolate malt, a bit of smoked herring, not bad. In mouth, a light and dryish stout with coffee grinds, malt balls, a bit of chocolate, a bit boring. On tap at brewpub, August 7 2010.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black pour with a tight tan head. The aroma is quite cocoaish. Lots of toastiness and a light yet silky palate. There is a bit of coffee and roasted malt on the finish. Well-balanced and pretty tasty. A lovely dry stout.
Sammy (7708) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on-tap at the new brewpub. A bit of malt aroma, tad of roast. Some sweetness, roast barley. Late kick of coffee and chocolate in mild dose. Kind of a mild Guiness, and no where near the thickness or strength of taste of the American stout I am so used to and fond of. Watery.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2012 2012-02-11. No notes. Nice black body with a huge creamy head. Bit mild overall but quite drinkable, modest roast. Creamy average body. Its very Guinness like with just a bit more flavour all around. +1 Overall. On tap, possibly nitro pour, at Comedy Bar, Toronto
2007-03-17. St. Patrick’s Day Keg. Black body with a decent creamy head. Aroma is dry toasty cocoa with malt notes. Hint of something... unsettling seems to go away after the initial sniff. Flavour is much drier than I expected, lots of dry bitter cocoa and mildly roasty malt. Palate is smooth and a lot lighter than I like my stouts, though I have to admit it probably made it easier to knock back many glasses of it. I expect its more full and rounded on the nitro gas. Servicable stout, but not particularly to my tastes. Happy Whacking... I mean St. Patrick’s Day!
We’ll break their backs
Gouge out their eyes
Their evil hearts we’ll pulverize!
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
440 ml can thanks to (non-ratebeer) Andrei/Torpedo20! Sampled on December 2, 2012.
Black color, big light brown head. Sweet, malty, grainy, hoppy taste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium high dry herbal bitterness. Sweet, malty, hoppy scent.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ C’est What?
Dark brown, fine creamy – neat head. Good contrast.
Dry, roasted grains up front, slightly medicinal finish but this could be by product of dark roasting also found in some coffees.
Slightly acidic front behind id dry, burnt roasted coffee like. Softer creamy blanket placed around. Finish more like start acidic. To me it felt as this stout was not sure what it wants to be, dry, creamy, acidic?
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A simple and surprisingly hoppy session stout.
Pleasant chocolatey roastiness. Dry flavour profile growing a certain hazelnut skin tang. Milky, gently lactic acidity yet feeling clean all along.
Highly carbonated for a stout, giving it a light metallic touch. Not particularly complex nor memorable.
HogTownHarry (5905) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. At the Mill Street Brewpub. Opaque ruby-brown with a lovely speckled creamy tan head. Dry roast coffee bean aroma, slightly sour lactic notes, herbal hops. Mellow slightly sour roast coffee/nut taste, some acidity in the medium finish, seems a bit milky - simple. Slick, medium-thick body, like a watered-down milkshake, acidic and only mildly carbonated mouthfeel, no aftertaste - pretty drinkable stout, if not exactly spectacular - like all their on-tap beers seem, a session brew for true.