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


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DomD (206) - 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 (636) - 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 (903) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewGoblin (631) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
I suppose not a great example of a "Dry" Stout but a fine black bevvie all the same. Quite pitch with a tan head smelling of maple, chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Taste is coffee, sweet and tangy berries and makes for a sweet start to a finish that is bitter. It has a medium mouthfeel and is none too oily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3289) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle from the source. Pours a solid dark brown with ruby highlights at the edges and a decent sized tan head that slowly dissipates to a ring on top. Aromas of dark and milk chocolate with lots of creamed coffee and bits of caramel and toffee to round it out. The flavor is rich chocolate and caramel with roasted creamed coffee and some light sugar and toffee to round it out. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation, and a creamy silky mouthfeel. I was impressed with this brew, its a very nice stout. Maybe a bit more body than an Irish dry should have, but I enjoyed the heck out of it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acebulf (6) - - MAY 30, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2014 Aroma is faint. Pours flat. Flavours of bitter chocolate and coffee, plus the taste that is present in about every Picaroons beer, which actually goes quite well with the style. Pleasant finish of coffee with soft bitterness. Overall, not a bad stout. I will probably pick up some more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle. Not really a huge fan if this stout. I found it had a lot of bitter roast to it and not a lot of chocolate flavour. Kind of a toasted acid coffee. I wasn’t a huge fan of the lighter mouth feel in my stout. Not horrible, but I would like to try again, just to make sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
czar (6535) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
pours very dark brown with a minimal beige head, some retention and lacing. very mineral, earthy, strong ashtray notes, wild bacteria - the bad ones, roasted acidity. moderate carboantion, light body - weak, mineral and bitter coffee finish. rating is obviously biased by a bad infection, my first 1/20, that is - other parameters are rated as objectively as possible, i should say minus the poisonous infection. mega DP.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoR (847) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
500 ml bottle from NB Liquor. Pours a deep black colour with medium head. Aroma is wheat, coffee. Taste is similar. Not a bad stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mrtruman (4) - - AUG 6, 2013 does not count
I don't really know what the difference between taste and palate are. I love a good stout, and THIS is a good stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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