Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2010 Not bad for a BC stout. Good black color and thick head. Aromas of oat, malt, and a little bit like burnt chocolate syrup. Some hops in there too! The flavor does erupt pleasantly and the draught becomes well-rounded, smooth, and bitter in a goodly way. Aftertaste has some roasted malt character that make the brew moreish. It’s medium-bodied too, and can be considered a good party stout. Pleasant lacing, and a good overall effort from the deadheads up in Nelson. 6-4-6-3-12
re-rate. Dark brown, semi-opaque with thick tan head. Smells like a schwartzbier with rich husky chocolate malt and carob. Quaffable. Great roasty flavors linger on the tongue. Robust with not too much oatmeal character. Low in sweetness. Very tasty brew. 7-3-8-4-14
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black with tinges of amber and a thin loose-bubble head with minimal lace. Aroma of fancy molasses and metallic hops. Tastes nice and roasty but it’s missing the thickness I’d associate with a stout, especially an oatmeal stout. Nutty, dry finish. Very thin and a bit watery, but creamy (if poured aggressively) and decent carbonation. This needs more body but everything else is fine.
piscator34 (1980) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Oakes for the sample. Near pitch black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas of semi-sweet chocolate chips, cookie dough, and a bit of vanilla. Medium bodied with flavors of chocolate, both grainy and strongly roasted malts, and a touch of oatmeal-like smoothness. The drying finish is a nice tip of the hat to the dry stout tradition. Nothing is out of place here... it just needs to be cranked up a notch. Like Oakes mentions, it’s not quite on par with St. Ambroise, but it’s still pretty good.
CapFlu (4588) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(355ml bottle) Purchased at the BC Liquor Store on Cambie in Vancouver, BC. Pours a large, beige head with a deep ruby near opaque body. White floaties in the bottowm. Nose of molasses, roasted malt and coffee. Flavour is full and oily - coffee grounds, smoked malt, leather conditioner and berry seeds. Filling and rewarding... Mmmm!
Bov (9683) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2007 courtesy of Oakes - pours a very dark brown, almost black colour under a little and chaotic foam; toasted nose, aroma of licorice, cold coffee and ashes; good malt body; some typical tartness from the oatmeal; long dry and bitter finish with more notes of cold ashes and a touch of black chocolate
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque blackish brown with a receeding tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, slightly flowery hops. Medium body with lightly fizzy carbonation. Seems a bit light for an oatmeal stout, and the expected creamy mouthfeel is absent. Taste is coffee and nuts with some hoppy bitterness in the relatively quick, dry finish.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 24, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark red brown colour with a frothy tan head. Chocolate, coffee, slight citrus aroma. Coffee, roasty, light cocoa flavours. Lightish body.
jercraigs (8006) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Black body with a small tan head. Mild dilute roast aroma. Flavour has a very mild roast that while dominant in the flavour can hardly be described as having any heft to it. Thin palate, especially for the style. Disappointing.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Biscuit and roasted malts are joined by a fairly strong, cabbage and bean-like DMS in the nose. Opaque brown body is topped by a low tan head that recedes to a thin partial cover. Chocolate and roasted malts are subdued and again there is a fair bit of cabbagey character apparent. Somewhat slick and watery with fairly low carbonation. Bottle sampled with beerbuzzmontreal, cathschlag, MartinT, Rastacouere, Olivier_MTL, Siroy and Yowie.
AlabastorJones (805) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sour chocolate nose, maple chcolate flavor, light roast, smooth but a little too light for anyone’s well being, one of those keep all limbs inside the vehicle at all times with your seatbelts and talk radio on kind of stouts.