mgermani (1000) - 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. Iím very glad that Vancouver has its own home-grown bottled stout. Keep it up, R&B - good stuff!
Beershine (5177) - 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 doesnít 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 (674) - 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 (3191) - 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 (1775) - 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 (2029) - 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.
CapFlu (4244) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Sampled at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2007 in Victoria on September 7th, 2007. Very strong coffee aroma. Flavour is intensely bitter with a good coffee base. Good.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask, The Whip
This brew is a prototype, sold to the beer geek public to get some feedback. Given that the feedback was an overwhelming "Donít change a thing!" look for this beer to launch in September, draught & bottle, basically unchanged.
Looks great - pitch black, nice head. Rich roasty aroma with chocolate, hints of nuts and muscovado sugar. Full, creamy body...just a gorgeous mouthfeel. Low bitterness. Chocolatey, lightly roasty, with light cream notes. Goes down so softly, but with complexity and balance. One of those beers you intend to drink two of but end up drinking ten of.