Metalchopz (2197) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Lubiere (9728) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
swiseman (424) - 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 (528) - 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 (2241) - 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 (3013) - 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 (2651) - 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 (5945) - 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 (8302) - 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 (5414) - 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)