WheatKing (1276) - Victoria, 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.
kerenmk (2196) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Excellent Little Brother! Murky and very dark brown with tan ring. A little roast, a little smoke, a little acetaldehyde. Bitter, a little dry and smoky with some dark fruit undertones. Medium body, dry finish, very soft carbonation. Nice.
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks kerenmk. Pours brown to black with a small head, aroma is sourish with apples, chocolate, flavor is bitter with chocolate, smokes, cigarette, medium bodied.
zvsn (496) - ISRAEL - MAY 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks kerenmk. Almost black without any head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Slightly sweet, weak roasty flavors, moderately bitter, short finish. Thin body, watery texture, no creaminess at all . Did not feel the smoke and oats.
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks kerenmk. Dark brown with no head. Aroma of mild to moderate smoked meat, wood, caramel, a bit of nuts and a bit of chocolate. Malty flavor, somewhat smoky, with some roastiness, chocolate, caramel, nuts and a slightly ashy finish. Medium-bodied, quite flat.
lesifflebiere (1207) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Un stout plutôt opaque, mais très mince ; arômes indubitablement fumés en nez, avec un fond de fromage fondu, aussi bizarre que ça puisse paraître. En bouche, très mince, beaucoup de fumé, encore ce cheddar jaune qui revient hanter le tout, avec un peu de légumes bouillis pour décorer. Je ne croyais pas qu’il était possible de retrouver ces arômes dans un stout. Merci Trafalgar de m’avoir ouvert l’esprit, à défaut de m’avoir vendu une bonne bière.
samzim (149) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Scent of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Opaque dark brown colour. Flavours of chocolate, caramel, and coffee. Medium bitterness with heavy body and heavy carbonation. Not such a fan.
Gluepot (54) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely understated, but the advertised elements are all there. The nose is chocolate and malt. There is a thin light tan head on a black body. Taste elements include a mild oatmeal maltiness, chocolate and a touch of smoke. Certainly well balanced.
chucklemation (421) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m a bit surprised by the poor ratings here. I rather enjoyed this. It’s a dark brown stout, though it doesn’t have much of a head. Smells slightly smokey and with a lot of sweet chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. The smoked portion is a tad weak, I’ll admit, but I still found this to be a rather enjoyable stout.
Freaky_tiki (480) - Toronto, 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 (852) - 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.