DerWeg (1431) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shaker glass at Red House. Aroma is mild chocolate, rounded sweet fruit. Taste surprisingly berry-fruity with chocoate and hints of toffee. Medium full body, leans a bit to the sweet and fruit with the roast on the back burner. Feel hops on the sticky palate and on the winey, fruity finish.
maley1 (654) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and faint fruit. Taste of burnt malts, coffee, chocolate, some berry fruits and faint hops. Full bodied, nice carbonation, pretty decent beer.
BeerGolem (620) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass at Stout Irish Pub (Toronto). Pours black with medium beige head. Aroma is quasi inexistent. Taste is interesting though, with good notes of barley, figs, raisins, plum, chocolate, and coffee. Sweet but drinkable. Alcohol is well hidden. Thin for the style. Enjoyable, but far from the greatest of its style.
mcberko (5358) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341mL bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Nose brings out dark fruits, roasted malt, and caramel malt. Flavour brings out caramel roasted malt and some dried dark fruit - great balance between the two. Carbonation is lively but nice enough, though the whole thing feels a bit dead in the mouthfeel. Solid beer, just nothing overly interesting.
Alanthebeerguy (116) - - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
#14 advent calendar. Strong dark beer. Pours almost black, small brown head. Mild carbonation. Smells of dried dark fruit, fig, coffee. Taste is similar to smell with the dark roasted malts and fruit flavours. Some chocolate and coffee notes. Dark fruits make it a little sour. Not a bad stout.
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rederic (2883) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle, pitch black color, with a tan head, nice fruity yeast, dark burnt dried fruit, dark chocolate coffee nose, with some mild roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malty, faint vanilla, cocoa accents, with a light phenolic boozy note in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a sweet dark chocolate, espresso, black coffee, molasses, chocolate cake character, with some black, chocolate, roasted, caramel, toasted malty, burnt fruitcake, burnt toast, fruity burnt date, fig, fudge flavours, leadiing towards a warming, dark bitter chocolate, burnt dried dark fruit, coffee, lingering roasty bitterness finish.
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
not to bad smells like a good stout with a nice black color and almost no head but the flavour was off might have been to young
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #833 - December 14, 2013 - Beer 14 from the Craft Beer Advent Calendar 8.5%. Beautiful dark brown pour with a fairly foamy tan head with mild lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted barley, mild alcohol. Taste is layered with hints of vanilla and chocolate and espresso. Medium-heavy alcohol warmth but not a lot of alcohol on the palate. Very nice.
Malbers (18) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A solid stout, pours a dark black with thin to non existent tan head. Smells if dark chocolate, roasted bold coffee, and subtle berries. Taste is very much the same. Mouthfeel is slick but full, almost syrupy, which is the only drawback to this beer. A really solid stout with no hint if alcohol for its strong 8.6%.
slimspady (166) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent cocoa and roasted malt flavor. Gets better as it warms. Doesn't drink like 8.5. Mouthfeel is thinner than a RIS probably should be, but it's not too bad.
andrewturba (920) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Craft beer advent calendar day 14. Pours an opaque black with a thin brown ring of head and small amounts of lace. Aroma is roasted malts, licorice, chocolate and sweet dark dried fruits. Flavour is roasted malts, alcohol(with a bourbon like touch), licorice, moderate bitterness, sweet dark dried fruits, cocoa, and light tobacco notes. Decent ris.