SteveLikesBeer (31) - - NOV 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This six-per-cent alcohol stout is made with six types of malt, three types of hops, trappist ale yeast and demerara sugar, Curacao orange peel and coriander. This creamy, unfiltered stout pours with a decent head and has a delicate, peppery introduction and a dry finish.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where and how: tap @ C’est What Festival
Aroma softer approach, aromatic Belgian fell. Estery softness.
Top: small creamy tanned top.
Base: garnet brown.
Palate : semi dry , easy going with delicate carbonation. Medium bodied. Average finish.
Taste: bitter hops with roasty character behind. Well paired with its Belgian yeast vibe.
Other notes Nice
Gethinbeer (2025) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black pour with a tan lace. Smoked malt aroma with hints of blackberries. Smooth texture. Flavoir of roasted malt, sweet chocolate with hint of spice and oranges.
tomghiley (21) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I walked into this beer with high expectations, having loved spearhead’s Hawaiian style pale ale, this one, despite being very good, did not meet them. A very very good beer, but I have to knock it for having a bit too much of a smokey flavour/aroma.
TheJester (1650) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Griffin in Bracebridge. Looks like a stout. Smells like a stout, but with a note from the yeast. Same for the flavour. And somehow it works. Bitterness from the roast balances the sweetness from the malt. Really interesting beer.
sudomorph (267) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Session Muskoka. Pours a very dark brown/black with a tan, ring head.
Aroma has hints of yeast, roasted malts, chocolate, with a hint of coffee.
Taste is bitter/sweet with notes of roasted coffee and chocolate on the finish.
Medium body and carbonation. Slightly crisp. Not heavy at all.
An interesting stout. Worth a try.
pootzboy (1568) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Imbibe – puts a deep brown-black viscous ale in the glass…2 finger tight pored mocha colored cap lasts fairly well. Aroma is somewhat demure with roasty coffee-cocoa tones some faint fruit (citrus), a wee bit of funky Belgian yeast earthiness and some grassy hopping. Medium body, silky mouth feel. Flavours mostly standard stout roastiness – cocoa, coffee, some sweetness hops balance- wet finish with the slightest hint of diacetyl at the end. I didn’t get te spices or citrus peel and the diacetyl was not string but there – all in all it needs work.
czar (3257) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at gastropub, ottawa - nitro pushed. dark brown with a creamy beige head, good retention and lacing. not so dark fruitiness, bananas, spices, lightly roasted malts, almost cloying sugars. average to soft carbonation, light to medium body. not a fail but.. meh.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark brown stout with a a thick brown head. In aroma, dark fruits with solvent, cloying, a bit off. In mouth, a bitter chocolate with fruity notes, coffee grinds, some harsh metallic finish, odd.
gilvanblight (731) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
With the same yeast as Westmalle. That could be a very good thing. Malty raisin scent. Thick and rich. Lots of cocoa and coffee flavours. Roasted and smoky. Very pleaswant though rich. I wouldn’t want a lot of it but this small a mount is fantastic.