cfrancis (1769) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is rich roasted malts and creamy chocolate.but i feel its lacking in the fullness.
sseb69 (1257) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 500 ml. 4.9%. Couleurbrune très foncé, noire, mousse brune. Arôme sucrée de chocolat et un peu de café. En bouche, chocolat au lait, café noir, malt torréfié. Finale avec du chocolat et un peu de houblon...juste assez. Excellent stout.
pootzboy (1451) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle – pours a pitch black ale in the glass with a smallish tan cap. Modest carbonation. Aroma is really understated for this style – you get some roast ant burnt cocoa a bit of maltiness and not much more. Flavor starts off as a contemporary Choco-stout but mid palate and through the finish there is an astringence and sourness that should not be there on this style (no I didn’t get a bad bottle because the other 3 were the same). All in all this is not a bad brew per se but the sourness is a hold back in enjoying the drink. Won’t be back to buy another of this one as long as Young’s is on th shelves.
joeymcdonald (11) - - NOV 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely delicious. Smooth mouthfeel although vaguely thin - with the flavour almost wish was more thick and creamy. Delicious nose and amazing chocolate and oatmeal flavours. Silky and smooth. Easy-drinking. Nothing harsh. Excellent balance.
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PictouRx (120) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle lcbo, pours a black dark, no light getting through this stuff. lively carbonation settles quickly little head. Roasty aroma, coffee, chocolate some vanilla hints. Very light bitter taste, very smooth with slight bitter finish. A different beer, not bad overal, nothing to pair it with though.
solidfunk (1790) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like vanilla, cacao and a little coffee. The taste of oatmeal isn’t that strong. Some nutty bitterness, and it pours dark with some initial mocha head that lasts 10 or 15 minutes. Not much lacing. Not bad. 500 ml bottle from LCBO.
bunget (317) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Clear reddish-brown body, very small mocha head. Delicate aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, oak barrel, burned caramel. Taste is a little bolder: wood charcoal, burned coffee, velvety chocolate, dried herbs. A nice bitter roasted malt aftertaste.
OntBeerDrinker (302) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Weird beer. Loud agressive pissed off his on open,lots of smoke and then it bubbled allover the bottle a little. Poured slowly into glass then hear gulmp and it rushed out a bit and all this brown bubly soapy cola head goves over top and a little falls down glass. Looks weird let it settle to see beer,some red to light but dark ovcer all cant see throw it. Smells of chocolate,otmeal and roastness mabye even vanilla a little. Taste I like stouts and was dissapointed. Chocolate n oatmel yes,mabye some vanilla at times but also some sourish cola,grossness something weird about it and like some waterness a little mabye. Notas good as it sounds,taste a bit gross.odd and acts so weird apon opening/pour. Disapointed as it should be way better and Im a stout fan.
HogTownHarry (5638) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from the LCBO. Black pour, large light brown fizzy/creamy lasting head. Aroma is dark chocolate and burnt treacle, sort of herbal, not overly sweet at all, not much alcohol. Taste is chocolate and soft dry herbal bitterness - smooth, balanced, slightly charred. Light airy mouthfeel, quickish dark chocolate malt minerally finish, light emerging bitterness - fantastic stuff, if a bit light.
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Calm body little head. beautiful choc and roast nose. Taste is choc and roasty coffee finish. Thin palate could be creamier. Very nice would buy again instantly.