Oakes (13539) - 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 "Don’t 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.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice offering from R&B. It poured thick and dark like an oatmeal stout should, with the prerequisite creamy tan head and a pleasing aroma of roasted/toasted malts paired with some burnt coffee. Tasted just like that, too. Mouthfeel was right smooth, and it finished well.
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.
GregClow (2977) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - consumed and rated in Dec 2008. Deep brown-black with a small tan head. Aroma and flavour both combine roasted malt, coffee, smoked barley and cocoa, with a moderately dry and slightly hoppy finish. Medium bodied with a nice level of carbonation. A decent and very easy to drink stout.
CapFlu (4785) - 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.
Trev (2011) - 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.
garthicus (2798) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Blankboy. Appearance: Pitch black, small creamy tan head. Aroma: Slight chocolate with coffee, malt, a little creamy too. Flavour: Quite a light body with a mild dash of coffee, a good amount of malt, medium bitterness, a long dry finish. Very nice.
DuffMan (7999) - 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.
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.
CapnCascade (116) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a cream head that has some retention and lacing. Rich aroma has notes of caramel and light brown sugar. Flavor is very dry and herbal with a noticeable hop back and decided roastiness, almost burnt but not unpleasant. Not terribly complex, though. Palate has decent carbonation but limited creaminess. Overall a decent effort but could certainly be richer to suit the style.