WheatKing (984) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, - APR 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not great, but this is not the worst stout I’ve had. Maybe it’s got a low rating because the smoke is very slight? Or because the oatmeal is very slight? Or because the mouthfeel is very slight? Or the head? Or the lacing? Or roast? Carbonation? Malt? Aroma? Caramel? Chocolate? Ad infinitum.
Freaky_tiki (290) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The oatmeal stout that really isn’t much of a stout. The smoked beer that isn’t that smokey. Pours thin & dark with nary a cap to be found, which makes for a somewhat disappointing appearance. Taste is slight & watery (and not the thick water soup blandness of guiness). Very lightly smoked. Everything seems so reserved, so slight, so timid.
punkska101 (729) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
660 ml shared with dad from lcbo A: chocolate, caramel / licorice App: dark brown close to black no head. T/p: Med body with sweet but short finish. O: deceiving. Didn’t get any smoke and would have expected more mouthfeel from the oatmeal.
HipHopOpotamus (167) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2013 Trafalgar always putting good efforts into making some interesting beers, but this one is the same as so many other efforts by them, it’s ok but lacking that taste and leaves you desiring something more. I guess if they keep trying one day they might get it right.
RxForHealth (114) - - FEB 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice pour. Put some of the 650ml bottle in the glass, the rest I used to cook mussels. Delicious both ways. Dark colour. Chocolate on the palate. Long pleasant finish. A nice beer. Not outstanding, but a good effort.
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lukin (390) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. Pours fizzy black, little head. Aroma is decent, strong smoke and meat. Taste is disappointing, almost like a spray of smokiness in a thin and bland lager. Not great.
Hungarian_G (87) - - DEC 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very deep auburn brown; opaque. Medium off-white foam with tiny bubbles. Aroma of dark chocolate balanced with sweet roasted malts. Mild smokey taste gives way to a much deeper, hardwood smoked aftertaste with a heavy amount of both roasted malt and astringent bitterness. Earthy, musty as some have said and somewhat oily. Bitter aftertaste. I ended up using 1/2 the bottle to cook a beef stew, just couldn’t drink the whole bottle...
sseb69 (1360) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille 650 ml. 5%. Couleur brune foncé, mousse beige, reflets rougeâtre faible. Arôme de malt, un peu de chocolat, fumée, un peu de café. En bouche, assez mince, un peu de fumée, houblon, choco un peu de café. Déjà vu de meilleur stout mais pas si pire.
LBarouf (108) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: Not bad, it has a bread, toast, chocolate and coffee notes. Not very strong though.
Appearance: It’s a not bad looking beer. Very dark and cloudy as you would expect, and a nice brown neck that lasts a bit.
Taste: Bitter and sour, much more than I was going to expect.
Palate: Feels creamy, but light bodied, soft and has a short and bitter finish.
Overall: Not the best stout I had, but maybe more suitable for someone who is used to lagers, it would be more palatable.
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Musty aroma with a little cream and faint raisin accents. Almost opaque ruby-black under an eternal, tan, fuzzy foam. Dry and sour musty flavour with only smoke and vanilla echoes. Mineral watery and lifeless overall. Light body, medium to high carbonation, lingering faint bitterness.
DuffMan (5795) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown, light tan head. Aroma is equally smokey (meaty) and sweetly chocolatey. Smokey entry (campfire, sausage), light chocolate, light fig. Hampered only by a lighter body, this is otherwise a fine stout. The smoked malt helps mask some flaws I’m sure, but so what? I enjoyed it. Very puzzling that it ranks in the 2nd percentile for style. I’ve had MUCH worse.