Sammy (8636) - Toronto, Ontario, - MAY 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My favourite of the selection at C’est What tap takeover. The cayenne pepper and some roast draws one in. Starts with the cayenne, finishes with coffee. Dark brown. No head. Very good drinkability.Smooth mouthfeel.
bhajones (5) - - APR 21, 2014 does not count
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
This beer tasted off. It started smooth but had this over powering after taste. Almost like it had chili powder infused into it. Terrible flavour for a coffee porter. Very disappointed considering this is Black Oak.
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black with small tan head.Spicy coffee nose.Big burning spicy cayenne palate overshadows all else
mabel (5789) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[5354-20130507] Tap. Barbecue roasted malt aroma. Clear, dark brown red body with a quick foamy off-foamy head. Smoked barbecue sauce flavour has a built in spicy hotness. Medium body has an underlying heat. Interesting. (6/3/6+/3/13) 3.1
(SC Tap Takeover @ C’est What, Toronto, ON)
probstblueribbon (2918) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at the Loon. Deep brown-black with a thin light mocha head. Nice roasted malts, some dark chocolate and coffee, a definite chili pepper smell, sort of a warm spice (cinnamon), nice. Medium body, pillowy effervescence. Lots of hot red pepper flavour, nice dark-roasted malts and chocolate, coffee, a cinnamon-ish note, nice; dry with gentle bitterness, nice spice heat and a chocolate, coffee and cinnamon finish.
pootzboy (1590) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ the Bent Elbow - pours a dark hazed black-brown with a decent tan cap. Aroma is spicy, cocoa, vanilla and, yes, pepper. Medium bodied, prickly mouth feel. Flavour has the front side much like a robust coffee stout but with underlying pepper, yet no heat....long rich finish with the pepper coming forward a bit. Warming comes after the sip with pepper heat replacing alcohol warmth. Interesting beer ...one of the few pepper beers I can drink.
SteveLikesBeer (50) - - NOV 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red Rocket coffee beans, vanilla beans and cayenne pepper are added to Sawdust City’s Skinny Dipping Stout to create this black product. The coffee and cayenne are highly evident in the bouquet and flavour, but neither overpower and gives this stout a surprisingly well-balanced taste.
GRM (2988) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample, draught, during the National Capital Craft Beer Festival, savoured on August 16 2013; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of beige head; nose: roasted malt, coffee, slight spices, acidity; mouth: roasted malt, coffee, Cayenne pepper, acidity, vegetal, finale in Cayenne pepper, medium-full body, average carbonation, lightly harsh texture; overall: correct
Échantillon, en fût, bue lors du National Capital Craft Beer Festival, savourée le 16 août 2013; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige; nez : malt torréfié, café, très léger épices, acidité; bouche : malt torréfié, café, poivre de Cayenne, acidité, végétal, finale en poivre de Cayenne, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : correct
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at barhop, the taste has a lot of pepper and it kinds of burn the tongue, bit it was interesting, it had a roasty taste.
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap: Poured a black color stout with a small brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with cinnamon is quite pleasant. Taste is at first a mix of cinnamon and roasted malt with light bitterness but then the cayenne notes kicks in way too strongly which makes the aftertaste really hot. Body is average with good carbonation. The cayenne adds an interesting edge tot his beer but is just too dominant at the end of the day.
pushkinwow (2013) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the National Capital Beer Festival. Black mahogany with brown head. Roasted malts coffee grinds, cayenne. Green peppers, moderate carbonation and body, acidic spicy and dry. I’d like to try the beer without the cayenne as there just seemed to be too much - on each sip the beer got progressively hotter and I actually didn’t finish mine because my stomach was starting to get unhappy (and I don’t mind heat at all).