JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brewed on Dec 1, 2004. From a 650 ml bottle bought at the brewpub. Black with a thin lasting tan head. Large bubbles. Aroma was very fruity, which I donít remember from the tiny sample I had on tap at the brewpub. Aromas of blackberry, cherry, and cassis. Dark chewy malts, molasses, with a very fruity flavour, similar to the aroma. The outmeal is here adding body, but not a whole lot of flavour. There is some chocolate in here as well. Finish is slightly sweet, a bit of toast and very faint roast. Really more porter-like from the bottle, whereas in the pub, even though I didnít take notes, I remember it being a very different beast. Interesting and tasty.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown with almost no head. Nose is coffee and some cocoa but not overly strong. Taste was slightly bitter with a nice mouthfeel, quite creamy and smooth. Finish was lightly bitter. Again, I had this in a bottle and it was funny tasting, same thing I think Stephen Louis is commenting on.
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
have had this one in the fridge for some time and decided it was time to give it a go.
Pours almost headless,very dark cherry brown.A nice nose,coffee cherry and chocolate but lacking malt.
Very mild tasting,slightly bitter roasted taste,a very strange " used diaper like" background taste/smell that really detracts from the beer..a bad bottle???.finishes with just a touch of hop drying really leans towards neutral or sweet for a stout.
OK mouth feel and not too drinkable to me.
DubbelO7 (42) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
this is great beer.
too bad it's hard to locate outside of Western Canada or Canada anyway .
I buy it right at the brewery where i'm assured it's fresh.
Man, it's yummy !
So soft and silky and drinkable!
Not too bitter . A pleasing bit of sweetness.
One of my favorite micro brews of all time for sure and i've tried lots world wide .
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2003 Black,large lasting tan head. Dry coffee nose.Slightly sweet roasted espresso taste,burnt bitter finish.Complex,good body
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2005 Very dark brown colour. Light roast, vegetal raw coffee bean notes in the aroma. Body is light, slightly oily. There are fruity accents (tomato, plum) and hits of doughnut shop coffee. Thin, with a weak finish.