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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Yes, Arthur, there is another stout. Our Irish-style dry stout is brewed with four different malts, roasted barley and whole Chinook hops. We think itís the best thing this side of St. Jamesí Gate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
Dry hopped cask version, at Vermont Brewfest July 19 2008. A deep dark stout with a thin moka head. A pleasant floral hops aroma with light chocolate notes. In mouth, a plesant chocolate malt with light acidic points, a sustained light floral hops and a rich body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2008
Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate, dark brown, tiny tan head. Good coffee flavour, choco/malt and nutty as well. Medium bodied, very well balanced, beautifully bitter. Great stuff. Thank You Beershine and Oakes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6876) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 16, 2008
Bottle 650 ml
Appearance: Quiet dark , little light going through , contrasting bone white ring on top.
Nose: Good roast of coffee , mid dryness with solid mocha touch , dryer at end.
Flavor/Palate : Mid-full bodied. Strong coffee mocha character, roasted notes with ash followed by alcohol-malt heavy foot. Good, strong stout.14+/20

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10326) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2008
Oakes bottle. Damn good for its style this one. The smell of chocolate. A bit of smoke, lighter mouthfeel. Quite nice. Chocolate and roasty flavour held up well enough after room temperature that I finished another good sized sample then. Black, nothing special on head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2008
This one was the Black Cat Stout w/laphroig on cask at the brewpub. a dark dark brown with a light brown head. aroma was roasted malt/barley/ with some chocolate and scotch. The flavor wonderfully followed suite with the aroma. this is by far the best beer I’ve had here so far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2008 Draught (nitro) @ Portsmouth Brewpub. Pours opaque black with a moderate, creamy tan head. Nose is roasty, a bit of cocoa. Taste is round and smooth - cocoa and a bit of coffee, roasty malt, and a very light acidity to balance, very light roasty dryness on the smooth finish. Mouthfeel is creamy with a big round body. Delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2008
Dark brown. Light head. Fudgey, chocolatey and deep aroma - delicious. Balanced, fudgey character. Gets a bit thin and husky (common issue with this brewery). I like the chocolate note, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Draught, sample @ brewpub. Opaque black with small white head and lacing. Rich roasted malt nose and flavors that permeate the body and linger nicely in the finish. Quaffable with a good, and welcomingly thin mouthfeel for optimal sessionability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2008
Pours a dark, almost burnt looking brown. The aroma is nutty, roasted and seems to have a slight hint of smoke. The flavor is an extension, with a bitterness that seems to round this one out nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Bottle from porterhouse and served in my Stone IRS snifter: Deep brown hue with a fading frothy tan head and left spotty lace in itís wake. The aroma has notes of grapefruit and piney vapours, coffee, toasted and charred malt, some bittersweet chocolate too. The taste is a fine balance of sweet malt and bitter hops with a mild lactic twang. Coffee and a touch of smoke is also found within. The mouth feel is a tad thin and chalky (A problem I had with Kate the Great as well). Overall a very drinkable stout I had no problem finishing.

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