rudolf (2353) - 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 (4544) - 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.
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pitch black with a brief but gorgeous thick brown head. Light buttery, slightly roasted aroma. Tastes like an oatmeal stout - I believe they used oats in the mash - with a black sesame seed roastiness. Very dry finish. Body is slightly watery and thin, low carbonation. I’m very glad that Vancouver has its own home-grown bottled stout. Keep it up, R&B - good stuff!
Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with large dark foamy head that doesn’t dissipate too fast and leaves some lacing on the glass. Opaque black. Not much of a nose--or maybe mine was off. A bit thin. Not as creamy as expected for an oatmeal stout. However, flavors are alright by me: roasty toasty malts accentuated by hop bitterness and leaving a fine aftertaste. I may re-rate soon.
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a nice dark color with a nice solid mocha head. very easy to drink and light on the palate. overall enjoyable but could have a bit more flavor.
Crit (3817) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2007
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2009 Black, small tan head.Salty, lightly roasted nose.Lightly roasted profile, mocha mid, medium bitterness in finish.
Tinny overtones that amplify as it warms. Thin and underflavored.
Not a good effort.
Tap version slighlty better has no tinny overtones.6-3-5-2-12
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with a thin tan head. Raisin, coffee and some chocolate in the aroma and a dry bitter coffee and choc. flavour. Very smooth and drinkable.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a short lived head. Roasted malt and coffee in the nose. More of the same in the taste nice amount of bitterness a bit dry. Drinkable. GCBF.
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a tan head. Light espresso, cream and some chocolate in the aroma. Taste is somewhat watery, lightly roasted.