v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with thick off-white head.
Aroma is minimal, mostly roasted barley.
First sip is slightly bitter with roasted malt and oatmeal.
I don’t think it was quite cold enough.
Aftertaste is bitter and chalky. Not a lot going on here.
Sammy (8726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like a shwartzbier,not that that’s a bad thing, and tastes like an Irish dry stout, with a very dry finish. This popular offering from B.C. has a mahagoney coloured body with a ring of lace, after the off-white head dissipitates. Slightly acidic, the oatmeal is there, balanced towards bitter coffee.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Gravelle. Deep motor oil brown, almost opaque. Has a frothy and fluffy off white cap. Coffee, dark chocolate, roasty malts, and fruit in the nose, with a bit of hops. Flavour profile has mostly coffee with roast and dark chocolate with bitter hops. Has a bit of a sourish twang towards the finish which detracts slightly from the taste. Finishes creamy with good lingering aftertaste. Good. Thanks Jon!
Gravelle (104) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours rich a creamy. Nice thick off white head. Full cup of coffee and sweet malt. This is a full beer that is a great example of the style IMO.
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice and black stout with a thick, lasting head (the way I like it). Aroma is hard to describe, but pleasant. Taste is dominated by the oatmeal bitterness, although I can sense some sweet dark barley malt in the background. Love the bitter finish.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome colour. Black/tan as night with nothing getting through. Awesome nose with walnuts, ancient grains & fresh rain dew....not to mention the oatmeal and chocolate notes! Well rounded bitter entry with lots of dark cocao but also an off-note of burnt toast. Mid-palate brings sweep of sugary oatmeal, but its over-sweet. True oatmeal is enjoyed for its grain quality, and not for the muted-down sugar soup that many people enjoy. Carbonation is perfect and the finish full of malted barley.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a dark brown with a smallish, light brown head. The head died off rather quickly and no lacing resulted. Aroma was very slight, a bit of coffee was suggested. Taste was nice, both malt and coffee were on show.
martin21 (155) - Quebec city, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brun foncer, claire, gout imposant d avoine, peu de rotie et cafe. bof...
Dark brown, clear, heavy oat taste. Lack of roastiness and coffee...
spoonman (2) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2007 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was expecting a bit more body and flavour. Found it quite watery and thin but yet still a bit oily and an odd salty taste overwhelming the light chocolate and roast malts.
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown, slightly hazy, dense tan cap. Rich chocolate and coffee roast aroma. Same flavour profile, with coffee dominating, and an ashy earthy element. Quite an assertively bitter finish. A very nice stout in my opinion. I didn’t find it watery at all.