Brewed by Northampton Brewing (Picaroons)
Style: Dry Stout
Fredericton, Canada


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
The classic Irish-style dry stout is the basic background of this aromatic ebony elixir but deviations may occur from batch to batch as we improvisationally wander through variations on the theme.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2362) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle. Black in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of cold drip-brewed coffee and fruity English yeast. Flavors are of coffee, chalk, dried fruit, and a bit of pale malt. Light bodied with a mineral finish. I know it’s a dry stout, but even a hint of sweeter chocolate-vanilla on the palate would have improved things. Still pretty decent as is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Listigovers (914) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
Black pour, decent smell, toasty. Tastes burrnt though, some.good roast but some off flavour as well, wood not in a good way. Just okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (1140) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 20, 2016
Bottle. Nearly black pour with a mocha head. Aroma is roasty chocolate and coffee, fairly rich and not overly bitter. Taste is pretty light, malty chocolate, a little roasty, kinda thin, finishes dry. Pretty decent for the style, but nothing outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3297) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 14, 2016
Dark body brown head, some soapy lacing. Roasty malts and a bit of lactose on the nose. Taste is semi-bitter, roasty malts, quite dry. Mediocre palate. Over all a pretty basic dry stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierdimpfe (501) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2016
Opaque black color with no visible activity. Creamy light brown 2 finger head, lasting around 15 minutes, with strong legs. Aromas of butterscotch and sweet bread. Flavors of molasses, toffee, dark berries, coffee, cocoa, nuts and herbal spices. Some sweetness and a well intensified bitter taste with a strong smoky roasted earthy feel, but a little metallic. Milky slick medium body with average carbonation. Strong finish of medium length, ending with an dry bitter earthy herbal spicy feel, not too harsh, and a slight syrupy coating. Overall a good craft with pleasant flavors, well balanced and intensified, and good freshness being not too flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 1, 2016
500ml brown bottle. Deep brown pour, good creamy head with a tight bead. Nose has chcolate and coffee. Taste - minerals, roasted malt and mild chocolate. Light roasty bite at the end, The body is soft and light. Drinks good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5754) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2016
500ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of light brown head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains and chocolate with a bit of coffee. Taste is a roasted grain and coffee bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness. Finishes a little dry. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall, a well crafted brew that is balanced and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DomD (278) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle. Muted aroma of coffee. Pours black with tan head. Taste is light to medium bitter. Medium to full bodied with a slick texture and soft carbonation. A decent stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jksipa (800) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2015
Very dark pour with no head, just a khaki ring. Nose is maple, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Light bitter chocolate with a medium roast nuttiness. Flat oily mouth , quite dry. I hope it is just this bottle that is flat. Need to revisit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yourilevesque (1420) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
Bière bien noire à la mousse faible, formée de très grosses bulles éparses. Franchement un look très inhabituel pour un stout. Nez bien torréfié qui me paraît sec et duquel émanent des arômes de chocolat amer avec un petit quelque chose qui me rappelle curieusement un fond de cendrier. Ce côté m’est déplaisant mais tellement subtil qu’en regardant ailleurs, je parviens facilement à l’oublier. En bouche, le liquide est bien sec, de courte durée et mince. Saveurs de torréfaction auxquelles se mêlent poussières et grains fumés. Je trouve les arômes plus complexes que les saveurs mais ces dernières sont loin d’être mauvaises: simplement un rien trop subtiles à mon goût. La bière est bien mince, légèrement aqueuse, sans arrière goût, si ce n’est d’une légère amertume émanant d’un houblon vert enrichissant. Cette bière est DE LOIN ma préférée de cette brasserie!

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