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

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Oakes (12234) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9790) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MartinT (7746) - 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.

Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7638) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
DuffMan (6554) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rastacouere (6123) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2009
A large deep beige head culminates over the black body. Unclean soapy nose reminds me of my arctic breeze deodorant - not a good thing. Lasting chalky finish with a certain astringency, not a good thing. Main flavours include chocolate powder - passable and glue - not a good thing. No real developed maltiness and disrupting harsh carbonation. A train wreck.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5979) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2009
In short: An amateurish black mess. Not even bland, this is offensive.
How: Bottles. Consumed fresh a few weeks after purchase. Tasting session with Montreal crew
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head
In long: Nose of leather couch, burnt cereals and chocolate. Soda-pop mouthfeel with aggressive carbonation and lack of body. Flavour spectrum includes vinyl, lactic notes, undesired astringency, chocolate, burnt cereals, ashes, a little fruity sourness. This is a mess. Note to TaktikMtl, next time you’re in New-Brunswick why no bring us back some lobsters instead.


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