MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Judge. Notes indicate 10/20/12.Half pint, as the keg had blown. Very dark brown, almost black, with a thick creamy mocha cap. Very roasty, with a touch of smoke and lots of black coffee. Dry, with only a touch of sweetness, medium bitterness. Fairly full bodied and dense, creamy, lingering roasty bitterness on the end. Very good overall.
Ontbeertaster (2335) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, pours a nice black, aroma is roasty and coco. Flavour has lots of chocolate and a nice body, a light mouth feel, with a good smooth finish, this one was fairly enjoyable
Radek Kliber (6401) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma: mild mellow quiet darkness with gentle mineral accents. Soft perfume hints. 8-
Appearance: mild gusher , dark tanned crown with dark brown base. Handsome. 4-
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: smooth medium bodied with drinkable clean, lighter end. Smooth , mellow polite darkness o stout. Satisfying softness blended with dark dryness. Quiet delicate. Excellent!
GregClow (2881) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at Brewer’s Plate (Apr 18, 2012). Very dark almost-black body with a deep tan head. Dry roast aroma with lots of coffee & cocoa. Big roasty flavor with charred malt up front, dark chocolate in the middle, and back of throat coffee tartness to finish. Quite good!
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[4330-20120312] Tap. Lightly burnt wood roast malt aroma. Black body with a long-lasting foamy dark brown head. More roasted malt in the flavour is balanced nicely with some wood and chocolate chips. Full body. Delicious! Great balance, not too much roast or other notes. (7/4-/9/4/17) 4.1
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Kick Off. Pours an opaque dark brown with a small dark tan head. Aroma is fairly simple, roasted malts, a little coffee, a little dark chocolate. Flavour comes on a nice oily palate, slightly charred, slightly smokey dark roasted malts. Dry finish, slightly astringent. What I would expect from a standard Dry Irish Stout. Always interesting to try this style when it’s not on Nitro. Pretty good, though I wouldn’t seek it out specifically.
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012-03-12. Black body, nice small brown head. Very Dry very roasty aroma. Flavour is similarly quite dry and roasty. Average to thin body for my preference for a stout. Bit simplistic but a decent stout, though too dry for my taste. On tap at Volo, Toronto
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed in quiet solitude. Pint bottle (from brewery). Very rich, velvet brown - almost black. (35 Lovibond) Completely opaque. Very little head and lace. Smells vaguely sweet and toasty. Creamy smooth mouth feel. Taste is reminiscent of dark chocolate, somewhat sweet with a bitter aftertaste. Nutty taste afterward.
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
March 5 2012, pint bottle. Pours smooth, solid black with 1 cm brown head. Appears very carbonated. Head is surprisingly Lacey for size but fizzy little bubbles instead of nice pattern endures to the bottom of glass. Aroma is bitter with strong barley scent overpowering the subtle coffee and molasses that is hinted in taste. Very earthy stout, starts heavy but finishes light and not bitter or harsh as aroma would suggest. Name suits and I was looking for the chunk of coal in bottom.
blankboy (6030) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at C’est What. Dec. 30, 2011. Pours a very dark brown with ruby hues and a small quick-diminishing creamy light-brown head. Slightly mild aroma of roasted malt and coffee -- that’s pretty much it, I’m not really getting anything else. Slightly watery flavour of roasted malt, coffee, a bit of caramel, very light leafy hops and light roasty bitter finish. Average bodied. Pretty good, a decent Stout.