dfearnley (1113) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to pnt glass
Chocolate, light coffee, loads of malt, and wheat. Deep black, 1.5 cm thick creamy tan head. Toasted malt, bitter chocolate, ginger, a little lactose and some sourness.
Chopper925 (250) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pitch black, clear color. Thick brown head. The smell is great, chocolate, mocca, toffee, nuts, absolutely fantastic. The taste is light sweet, at the beginning and ends with a perceptible bitter note. Palate is fresh, with a medium to thick texture. Aftertaste has some more nice coffee and roast notes.
Absolutely great stout, love it!
gregorymconway (164) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2014 341ml bottle from The Only Cafe. Dark opaque brown/black body with thin tan head, nice lacing. Dark chocolate, espresso, roasted malt aroma. Thick heavy mouthfeel. Notes of alcohol at only 5%. Hops present on the finish.
DomD (129) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 341 mL bottle. Incredible aroma of chocolate and coffee. Pours black with brown head. Definitely bitter in taste. Full bodied, slick texture, average carbonation, with a bitter dry finish. Overall a great bitter stout.
mattyhennessy (353) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black with a firm tan head. Looks delicious. Strong malt and oat aroma, nice creamy espresso and chocolate. Toffee and molasses amongst the flavours. Creamy mouthfeel and dry finish. Hard to achieve, but works brilliantly
cattaneopapa (209) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
341ml bottle from LCBO, Parkway Mall, Scarborough, ON. 5% Alc. / vol. Pours an opaque dark brown colour with one finger of lasting tanned head. Beautiful lacing.
Aroma of caramel, coffee and minimal notes of booze. Taste matches aroma with a dry finish. Medium carbonation.
UXO (515) - CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours nearly jet black with only the slightest hints of deep cola brown around the edges, a fat finger of tan head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, and moderate lacing. Nose is coffee, chocolate, caramel, slightly smokey. Taste follows suit with a mild molasses sweetness tempering roasted malt and bitter coffee. Full body and low carbonation, with a creamy mouth feel and dry finish.
Now that’s a stout - this is what Guinness wishes it was. (Yes, I once gave Guinness the same rating I’m giving this one. That was then, this is now. Deal with it. I’ll re-review a Guinness sometime and put it where it belongs.) I’d love to have this on a nitro tap to really amp up the creaminess, but it’s pretty decent just as it is. The oatmeal definitely tempers the flavour, giving it a fuller, rounder aspect. This can rightly take its place as one of the best Canadian beers around.
Babaganush (1) - Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells great with a hint of dark chocolate, smooth taste not much of an after taste. Those that like darker beers would enjoy.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2589) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery terrace as part of a 12$ tasting set. A cola black pour with red highlights and a creamy tan head. Rich cocoa and toasted oats aroma. Smooth creamy body and a fairly full mouthfeel. The taste is quite roasty, a bit of coffee grounds, cocoa an toasted/roasted malts. Very nice, seems like a restrained use of black patent malts.
manuelMTL (206) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 473 ml can. Pour is pitchblack with huge tan head. Nose is roasted malts with chocolate and dark chocolate notes. Some light caramel sweetness, too. A little metallic. Favours are again roasted malts with a punch of sourness. Long metallic finish with light bitterness. Pretty light body. Solid oatmeal stout, but I expected more.