Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep viscous dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a smooth bitter chocolate with vinous, floral hops, coffe grinds, great. In mouth, a smooth powdery chocoolate malt with grassy hops, smooth and classic.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2013 Rerate from a bottle. Pour black as coal with a tight dark brown head. Rich cocoa and roast aroma with notes of licorice and some softly savoury character. A bit of rich molasses and some chewy sweetness. Lots of dark chocolate. The muddiness that I got last time is gone and this is a much nice pint than that one. Lots of roasted malt on the finish. Pretty nice robust stout.
Tap at Volo. Deep black pour with a tight brown head. The aroma is of milk chocolate, cocoa, malted milk and a little bit of light roast. As it warms up, I get a bit of an odd dullness that is really hard to identify. A touch of espresso as well that is pretty nice. There is a little bit of berryish character that I enjoy but the palate is surprisingly light and there is a little bit of a papery flavour that I could probably do without as well. There is a roasted grain tartness and a little bit of bitterness. It starts out strong, but it kind of limps along at the end.
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Sammy (7717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ok drinkability, possibly one of the better ones I have had from this brewery. Decent amount of smoke to make it interesting. A bit thin mouthfeel. Lots of licorice in the finish. Bottle at Stouts Irish Pub in Toronto.
jercraigs (7182) - 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
Radek Kliber (6287) - 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!
blankboy (5603) - 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.
mabel (5183) - 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)
GregClow (2796) - 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!
probstblueribbon (2622) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Half pint at the Loon. Deep brown black with a small mocha head. Reasonable chocolate, lightly smokey, cold and tight, a touch of tang, decent. Medium body and moderate carbonation, a little thin. Decent coffee and chocolate a touch smokey, a little molasses, fairly stern, not awesome; dry with a weak finish. Meh.
solidfunk (2589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell is awesome on this one. Very nose heavy stout. Pours with big foamy head, medium lacing. Aroma has smoked malt and coffee, lots of nut. All without even having a sip. Taste is very light nutty bitter - not much of a leave. On tap at Get Well.