mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy Degarth. Pours a dark brown/black, with a light brown head. Smells of sweet roasty malts, light chocolate, and oatmeal. Maybesome cereal in there too. Decent oatmeal sweetness in the flavor. Subtle chocolate and roasty malt characters are in the background, but fairly sweet which is to be expected. Decent and drinkable, but uninspiring.
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth chocolate laden stout.
Opaque blackness. Thick tan head. Dry palate. Soft carbonation. Cocoa notes.
Salty/bloody finish. Powdery texture. Thin palate. General dullness.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Oakes for sending this one along. Dark black pour with a thick but fast-fading dark brown head. Aroma is quite soft and chocolatey. Some nice roastiness and a touch of oaty character. Flavour is also full of bitter chocolate, some light herbal character and a bit of licorice. A lingering roasty bitterness on the back. Nice soft flavour of earthy hops as well. A little thinnish on the palate, but I like it.
radiomgb (2686) - 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 (8014) - 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 (6103) - 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 (2250) - 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 (8957) - 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 (8803) - 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 (9253) - 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.