Brewed by Northampton Brewing Co. (NB)
Style: Dry Stout
Fredericton, Canada


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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Vegetal roastiness and piney hop cologne battle tart leanings in this dry and fruity Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the blackness.
-These tart lengths really mar the flavor profile and finish.
-Chocolate is found in the nose as well.
-Carbonation is frothy and seems to transport the unwanted tartness even further.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EnSiFeRuM (501) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2009
Bouteille de 500 ml. La bière est de couleur noire avec des reflets rubis et un beau col de mousse chocolat. Au nez on découvre des arômes de chocolat, de café froid, de caramel brûlé et de madère. En bouche le corps est mince-moyen avec une effervescence faible. On goûte des saveurs de chocolat noir et de café.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2009
500ml bottle from NB Liquor. Pours very dark with a tan head that quickly dissapates. Aroma is smokey with sour undertone. Flavour is the same smoke and sour with a little roast flavour to remind you that it said stout on the bottle. Finish is sour and lingering. More like an old ale really rather than a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
DuffMan (6972) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2008
Pours a flat dark brown; we’re talking ZERO carbonation, no head at all. Nice aroma of dark malts, coffee, and subtle cherry fruit. It’s a shame that this beer is completely flat because the flavour is actually very nice: mild coffee and chocolate with a hint of fruit. Unfortunately it is ruined by the utter lack of carbonation, and in the end you cannot escape the sensation that you’re drinking somebody’s beer that has been left in the glass overnight.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2008
Very dark brown with no head. Chewy, nutty, fudgey aroma. Flat. Nut skins, some fudge notes. This just doesn’t work without carbonation. We tried two different bottles from two different sources and they were both flat, lifeless and quite frankly awful. The brewery obviously has major quality control issues and simply doesn’t care. Atrocious in this day and age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guil0000 (274) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 2, 2008
Prettu nice aroma and nice Black looking beer. but the taste was just meh. Wanted to taste alot more flavours... But still pretty good stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 23, 2008
500ml bottle. Nice looking black beer with a thin frothy tan head and some lacing. Aroma is on slightly smoky with slight rubbery notes. Flavor is typical dry stout, slightly bitter but more emphasis on charred malt. Medium bodied, drinks fairly easily with a clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8006) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2006
Draft @ Taproom. Black body with thick creamy fingers of dark beige head. Mild dry cocoa-coffee-chocolate aroma. Flavour is quite dry, chalky cocoa up front gives way to muted sweet malt and light roasty bitterness throughout. Palata is quite creamy but a lightness at times makes me suspect that nitrogen plans a role in the creaminess. A pleasant and servicable stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GiBrew (171) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 17, 2006
Available at the Taproom in Fredericton, NB. Pours dark brown with a very thick frothy beige head. Aroma is mostly coffee, some dark chocolate and smokiness. Likewise for the flavours, medium bodied, with a super creamy mouthfeel - creamier then chocolate milk. Probably the best micro-brewed stout available in the Maritimes.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Spillproof (5) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2006 does not count
On tap at the Taproom. Looks like nice stout. Nice creamy head. Flavour I found had no malt character, other then strong roast. watery unsatisfying mouthfeel. aroma was burnt coffee. Like stout a lot, but I found this lacking.,

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