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.

albert007's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
czar (3790) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoR (453) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
500 ml bottle from NB Liquor. Pours a deep black colour with medium head. Aroma is wheat, coffee. Taste is similar. Not a bad stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mrtruman (4) - - AUG 6, 2013 does not count
I don't really know what the difference between taste and palate are. I love a good stout, and THIS is a good stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stantheman (566) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
Large bottle from VITI @ The Met Liquor Store in New West. Pitch black, with a tan head. Malts on the nose. Tastes of well roasted malts, with some bitterness noted. Finish is bitter-sweet. A nice dry stout.

Not sure I like this part of the commercial description: "deviations may occur from batch to batch as we improvisationally wander through variations on the theme". This suggests that ratings may not mean much over time. I think they’re just being up front about something that many micro enterprises do, but don’t like to talk about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jdobbs (286) - New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gerbeer (1496) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours black with full dark tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate and coffee. Thin coffee flavor with notes of ash and burnt malt. Oily with little depth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tessic (816) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
This stout poured a deep black colour with a med brown coloured head. To the nose there are scents of coffee, caramel, cocoa and a little vanilla. First sip was full flavoured with tastes of coffee, caramel and roasty malts. Finish was really burnt with black coffee flavours lingering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
JHunter (675) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
Pours a black colour with almost no head. The aroma is bitter dark chocolate and light coffee. flavour is a little thin with a light bitterness and a bit of sourness. not sure if its a bad bottle or just not that good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlainG (1035) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
Elle se présente en robe noire, agrémentée d’un col mousseux volumineux et durable, tout en garnissant le verre d’une dentelle écumeuse. Ses odeurs sont constituées de mélasse, de torréfaction, de café, de grains grillés. En fait, ça sent très bon. Son goût est de la même famille que ce qu’elle dégage comme parfum, accompagné d’une légère amertume . Par contre, elle n’est pas aussi musclée en bouche que ce à quoi on serait porté à s’attendre. (Batch 1835 Embouteillée 21-0612) (320-1801812)

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
Jet black colour with thin tan head. Diacetyl nose. Vinegary and diacetyl taste with sour finish. Worst beer I have ever had. Only reason I gave it a 5 was because of appearance otherwise a complete ZERO.

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