radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, near black in colour, tan coloured head, no lacing. The aroma is malty, chalky, roasty, some coffee, lightly sweet. The flavour is chalky, lots of chocolate, some coffee, dark malts, small roast. Lightly bitter mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes lightly bitter, some chocolate. Light throughout, good balance.
650ml bottle shared by <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>mds, thanks Mike.
Opened on December 1, 2007.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[885-20071201] 650mL (Xmas Party 2007, beerhugger & guests). Strange grassy malt petrol aroma with roasted animal meat. Dark dark brown red body with a long-lasting creamy light tan head. Bit of roasted malty coffee hints in the flavour. Medium body, was anticipating something heavier. Interesting and stouty.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 In short: Generic light on flavour stout. Below average.
How: Montreal crew pre-Christmass 2007 tasting session.
The look: Black body with a small tan head.
In long: Thin body with a freshly picked cotton mouthfeel. Body felt somewhat empty. Rather sweet with a generic commercial cake malt flavour. A bit meaty. Barely any roastiness. Light chocolate/coffee flavours but really this is not tasty at all. Second R&B beer I have. Whether a style of music or a brewery I just don’t care for R&B.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown-black body with a medium-sized creamy brown ring of head. Aroma consisting of raisins, plum, coffee and cocoa. Starts out a bit thin with some sourish oat malts. Some chocolate and coffee bitterness notes are also prevalent. Pretty good.
Tasted in December 2007. Thanks tiggmtl.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Coffee beans and chocolate evolve into roasted dryness and bitterness in this very drinkable Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the blackness.
-The chosen yeast is quite present and contributes some tartness in the finale.
-The nose made me expect something sweeter, but the flavor profile was balanced and not as round.
-I fear this citrusy tartness could get nagging if the beer is aged a few weeks too many.
Bottle; best before Feb. ’08; thx Stephen!
DuffMan (5812) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark chestnut brown, nearly black. Fairly robust brown head that compacts into a thin brown pad, no lacing. Bitter chocolate and burnt malt aroma. Very roasty, burnt toast, chocolate, mild coffee, and just a hint of dark fruits. Dry finish. Quite thin, detracting from the impact of the palate.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Ratebeer Christmas in Oshawa, December 2007. Black body with a small tan head (3+). Moderate roast malt in the aroma. Flavour is similar, dilute roast flavour with underlying malt. Average palate is quite thin for a stout. Ok.
rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Xmas in Oshawa. Thanks! Black, thin tan head. Nose is dark malt, milk & coffee. Flavor is burnt malt, cocoa, milk. Kinda of dusty bitter finish.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Average score posted.
Original rating (8-4-8-2-16=3.8): Strong roast hickory and chocolate in the aroma. Opaque darkest brown body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled and lasting tan head that leaves some lacing. Roasted malts are strong in the flavour with some raisin and plum fruitiness and plenty of bittersweet dark chocolate through the middle. Dry medium body with decent if somewhat short-lived carbonation. Sampled on cask at The Whip.
Re-rate (7-2-6-2-13=3.0): Cocoa is strong and powdery in the nose with a light roasty undercurrent. Opaque black body is topped by a low, large bubbled, brown head that recedes rapidly to a partial cover. Roastiness is up front in the flavour. Raisins, plums and chocolate in the aftertaste. Very dry medium body with somewhat short-lived carbonation. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle (Brewery Creek, Oct-07).
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark with nice brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate and burnt toast. Flavour is quite bitter with a toasy malt note but not overly thick or dense for a stout. Thins as it finishes.