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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rodenbach99 (3759) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2012
Style et résumé: Dry Stout Irlandais mince.
Comment: Bouteille de 500ml achetée au NB, merci Vincent.
DeScription: Bière brune noire avec une mousse brune. Le nez est de grain rôti avec u chocolat et beaucoup de cerises. La bouche est mince, à la limite aqueuse, il y a encore une fois des cerises, des fruits et un côté aigre. Loin d’être complexe.
Note: 5 /10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
500ml bottle. Light, sweet coffee aroma of roasted malts. Pours very dark brown to black with an ample caramel coloured head that doesn’t last long. Pretty much no lacing. Taste is more sweet coffee with hints of a medium chocolate. Roasted bitterness on the back of the palate. Flavour a little more thin than I like in a stout but enjoyable. Solid body for a stout, but not especially heavy. Overall, reminds me kind of the traditional coffee I was served in Cuba with real sugar can, but dialed down a bit. That coffee was very strong tasting and this is not as strong, but still in the same kind of vein. A solid effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (2011) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
Pours dark, almost black, not much head. Deep aroma of vanilla, some coffee. Reasonably light in the mouth. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2011
500 ml bottle from NBLC. Pours deep brown, almost black, with pib frothy cappucino coloured head. Aroma and taste are nice roasted, a little bitter as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
February 19, 2010 tasting with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jerc & mabel. Shared by jerc & mabel. Black pour, with a large lasting creamy off-white head. Have to admit, my notes are a bit incoherent, this was the last beer of a long night, but here goes. Aroma and flavour both are roasty, some light cocoa, dry and herbal, no cola or syrup character, mild alcohol - simple, solid, decent. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel, mild carbonation, slightly quick finish - not fantastic, but easy to drink in quantity. Under other circumstances.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2832) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2011
Originally rated November 2009. Bought this one in Edmonston, N.B. when I was on tour with my band. Pours a dark brown (almost black) colour with hardly any highlights and its head is huge, light brown, super creamy, very long-lasting and beautiful thick lacing. Nice aromas of chocolate and burnt malts with notes of coffee and candy. Medium-bodied with a wet smooth and velvet mouthfeel. The taste is pretty smooth too. Not too bitter, not too roasted, not too sweet, but all of them well-mixed in one mouthful. Should have a bit more kick. Overall, pretty good though and a beautiful looking pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2011
A deep dark stout with a super thick and frothy brown head. In aroma, lightly sweet chocolate, coffee, herbaceous notes and musty caramel. In mouth, a lightly sour bitter chocolate with loads of roasted coffee, lightly powdery mouthfeel, a bit of lactic points. Medium bodied. A tad intense and unbalanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swiseman (459) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 21, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2010
Black with a large thick brown head. Aroma of bread/ toast malt. Taste of toast and vinegar! quite bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (3052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2010
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.

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