CapFlu (4315) - 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 (8989) - 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 (2155) - 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 (1168) - 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 (7319) - 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 (800) - 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.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The pour reveals a black color with a thin light brown head. Aroma and flavor of roasted malt and chocolate. The body is light with an oily texture and soft carbonation. This feels like a weenie stout, kind of boring.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown pour that grows a light white head. Light DMS covers the roastiness and envelops the dark chocolate flavours with beany aspects. Growing stranger in mouth, still very vegetal, almost a dominating flavour, generous ascorbic acid. Watery texture, light bodied, poor carbonation. A few defaults can ruin an experience..
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Any first impressions?
-A veil of foam settles atop the nearly opaque darkness.
-Licorice, caramel, and chocolate sweetness benefit from some roastiness in the nose.
-Vegetal roastiness and chocolatey sweetness don’t quite get along, as chicory attempts to create friendship.
-A slick body is lean for the style, but helps drinkability.
What if you dig deeper?
-The aroma’s too mild and simplistic to really induce pleasure in this hedonist.
-Finishes with subtle roastiness and supportive wooden hoppiness.
-Increased malt substance would be appreciated.
-A decent, quiet stout which would benefit from being a little more talkative.
Bottle, date scratched from October to December?