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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (4147) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2826) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 3, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
[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)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
500 ml bottle sampled 6/18/08. Opaque dark brown colour with ruby glints. Mostly diminishing creamy and frothy tan head. Milk chocolate, roasty and lightly acidic coffee, and caramel aroma with fruity notes. Vinous, acidic coffee, dark chocolate, and roasty flavours with a light roasty bitter finish. Medium bodied, smooth and lightly chewy but seems a bit over-attenuated. Flavourful take on the dry Irish style stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2400) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2010 From bottle. Pitch black colour with a tan head which clings to the glass. Delicious smoked, roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Sweet, smooth texture with a coffee bean flavour. All together very rich in fruit berries but pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EastCoaster (122) - USA - JUL 28, 2009
Been a while since I had this in bottle but on tap it is one of the better choices in this province and is usually my first choice. in bottle I agree with the low score it seems the brewery is losing something in transition but on tap this is a very tasty brew.

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