elelwarren (140) - SF Bay area, California, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured on tap at the Main, Vancouver, BC. Not really a stout- Drinks more like a nice Schwartzbier. Apparently an ale...but I have my doubts. Very smooth mouthfeel, with low carbonation. Scent and flavor strong on yeasts and peaches. Some light, roasted barley bitterness. A wonderful addition to my short BC trip.
mgermani (967) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served draught at The Foundation, in Vancouver
Pours a pitch black with a loose black head with some foam and lacing. Interesting spicy aroma, molasses too. Tastes very, very unusual! Very sweet, with a strong flavour of over-ripe banana and cloves. If tastes like the folks at Storm decided to play a prank on us and ferment it with hefeweizen yeast. Very odd, but still very drinkable! Thick body low in carbonation but typical for a tapped stout. I must have this one again - so very odd!
Beershine (5173) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Personally I donít see what people see in Storm beer except for its quirkiness. I find that all the beers have the same baseline flavors. The stout is interesting for sure, with odd astringency. Itís thin and strange and I donít appreciate its body or flavor composition. Like other Storm beers it has no head. It is a change of pace, with novel character, though. This is worth trying if you are in Vancouver. In fact, the beer really does reflect the quirkiness of the city.
tiggmtl (4516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild roast and licorice notes with some chocolate and berries in the nose. Opaque black body is topped by a generous off white head that recedes to a lasting cover and coats the sides of the glass. Hickory, biscuity malts and chocolate flavours blend well with subtle roastiness and berrylike fruity esters. Bitterness is moderate and offsets the sweet malts well. Medium body with decent and lasting carbonation. Sampled on tap at The Main. Resampled at The Whip with similar notes and score.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), California, USA - NOV 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at OíDouls in Vancouver. This is a very good sweet stout it is not as light as many sweet stouts. Nice dark black appearance that contrasts the light sweet flavor. There is also a nice bite to this brew its not perfect, but its certainly good.
CapFlu (4010) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Sampled at the brewery with Oakes on June 19, 2006. Dissipated, white head with a deep brown body. No carbonation. Nose of coffee, molasses, spice. Flavour of heavily malted molasses with a thick oily skin. Nice.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark brown colour with burgundy hints around the edges and thick creamy beige head. Mild roast malt nose. Bitter smokey malt taste with bitter alcohol finish.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GCBF.Pours a mahogany colour with a creamy cascading "guiness" type head. Mild coffee flavours some roasted malt. Dry hoppy finish.
JoeMcPhee (7622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark mahogany coloured beer with a creamy light brown head and sticky lace. Low aroma, but what is there is light chocolate and a bit of roastiness. Flavour is quite sweet, with licorice, dark fruit, soy, and molasses notes. The mouthfeel is decently malty. Itís a good enough beer, but it has a tendency to become cloying. Could use a bit more hopping to balance that off. The brewery calls this an Irish stout... I donít think so.
Malakin (466) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark but not opaque with the typical stout nitrogen tap aroma which is very little. Fruity malty dates, very light roast for a stout.