swiseman (405) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
from bottle - pours a fairly thick, dark head. carbonation is barely noticeable to the point it almost seems flat. taste is coffee, caramel and wood with a very light mouthfeel for the style. fairly bitter and the bitterness is long-lived on the palate. As Picaroon’s offerings go, this is probably one of the worst, but it seems that most microbrewerys want to offer a stout, so, considering that, it’s typical fair.
Beth101 (523) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black with a large thick brown head. Aroma of bread/ toast malt. Taste of toast and vinegar! quite bitter.
Spab (2087) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from Premier Wine & Spirits. Pours a dark, slightly reddish brown with large, creamy, lacey tan head. Roasty aroma with coffee and chocolate. Very nice taste with roasty coffee notes and semisweet chocolate with some light earthy green hops giving a little bitterness in the finish. Pleasant and quite drinkable.
SlovakSniper (2754) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Liquide totalement noir. Mousse foncée et persistante. Présence de dentelles. Beaucoup de fumée qui émane des grains torréfiés. On peut sentir aussi du toffee, du café fort et une touche lactique. En bouche, la fumée revient avec une pointe cendrée. Le café et le chocolat, plutôt que le caramel brûlé, signalent aussi leur présence. La finale est celle de notes amères de grains brûlés et s’étire longuement. Le liquide possède une corpulence moyenne et a une texture crémeuse. En résumé, la version 2010 démontre de très belles qualités.
garthicus (2569) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Jerc & Mabel for sharing this. Appearance: Pitch black, tiny brown head. Aroma: Coffee, malt, chocolate and cocoa. Flavour: Light malt, chocolate, cocoa again with some very light coffee in the finish. Not bad. Sessionable.
blankboy (5745) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size frothy light-brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate and some caramel. Flavour of roasted malt, coffee, some cocoa and a dry, bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black pour with a tight tan-coloured head. Looks just about perfect. The nose is quite nice. There is a lovely cocoaish character with a bit of light roast. There is also a bit of cola and cold coffee in here too. The flavour is decent. Light tartness with a bit of soft lactic character. Light-bodied with a fairly roasty finish. It’s simple but tasty enough.
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[2785-20100219] 500mL bottle. Rich roasty coffee grounds aroma has very mild hints of banana. Hazy, black brown body with a medium-lasting creamy light brown head. Coffee bitter roasted malt grain flavour. Full body. Great roasty brew, a good note to end the evening.
(w/ blankboy, garthicus, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a pitch black color with a medium, creamy, light brown head. Aroma of chocolate and mild roasted malt. The flavor is kind of boring, there’s some chocolate and shy roasted malt along some dryness. The body is light with a powdery texture and soft carbonation. This beer reminds me why I’m not much of a fan of dry stouts.
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Poured with a very large, brown head that appeared fizzy and first and then started looking kind of creamy. Diminished very slowly to 1/2 finger. Some light lacing left on the glass. Body is black and therefore opaque.
S: Nice aroma consisting mainly of chocolate, with some slight roasted coffee in there as well.
T: Average duration flavor of, again, mainly chocolate, with a very slight bitter finish... that actually comes across as watery after swallowing. It’s not a very thin ending or anything, but it just feels like it should taste a little... fuller.
M: Light-bodied and slightly creamy, with soft carbonation. Again, a little too watery.
D: A pretty good stout that starts to open up a bit as you continue sipping on it... if the mouthfeel and finish were improved slightly, I think it could be REALLY good.