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Brewed by Northampton Brewing (Picaroons)
Style: Dry Stout
Fredericton, Canada

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (14884) - 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 (12572) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9498) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9244) - 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 (9063) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
DuffMan (9018) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8321) - 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)

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
czar (7361) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
pours very dark brown with a minimal beige head, some retention and lacing. very mineral, earthy, strong ashtray notes, wild bacteria - the bad ones, roasted acidity. moderate carboantion, light body - weak, mineral and bitter coffee finish. rating is obviously biased by a bad infection, my first 1/20, that is - other parameters are rated as objectively as possible, i should say minus the poisonous infection. mega DP.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7110) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TaktikMTL (6943) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2009
2 bouteilles de 500 ml partagées lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez MartinT. Arôme: Légère odeur de chocolat et de céréales grillées. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café torréfié avec une pointe chocolatée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #2193)


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