Oakes (13879) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2008
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
Lubiere (11586) - 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.
jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - 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.
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2008
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
mabel (7712) - 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)
blankboy (6781) - 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.
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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)
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.