Sammy (8571) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent stout, in can at Stouts. Good balance between sweet and bitter, though nothing extraordinary in either. Smooth mouthfeel, good drinkability.
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Deep black pour with a tight white head. The nose is fairly chocolatey with some grassy/herbal flavour. A little bit of light sweetness and a touch of lingering light chocolate flavour. It doesn’t come across as terribly milk chocolatey but it’s okay.
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2012 2012-11-23. Quick notes. Les chocolatey than I remember. Pleasant relatively dry roast character. Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate. Chocolate comes out more as it warms up. Enjoyable. Can shared by Tupalev
2012-09-14. Dark black body, tiny brown head if you swirl it enough. 3+ Modest aroma, dryish cocoa, light roast, muted fruity accents. 6+ Flavour is also milder than expected, finishes dry, mild cocoa and roast. Alcohol is not strong on the tongue, but leaves the mouth lightly tingly, light fruit comes out as you go, not super chocolaty. 6+ Smooth medium to full bodied palate needs more carbonation. Okay, shows potential. On cask at C’est What Festival of Small Breweries
Radek Kliber (6406) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at C’est What’s 24th Fest
Aroma malty with chocolate hints , some alcohol. Fairly clean with slight roasty behind. Hint of smoke.
Appearance hazed , dark brown with medium beige top.
Flavor and Palate : medium light bodied. Chocolate, brown malts with umph of alcohol. Sides were tad thin.
blankboy (6030) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at C’est What Fall Festival of Small Breweries, Sept. 14. Pours a very dark brown with no head. Mild aroma of lightly roasted malt and chocolate. Flavour, also mild and a bit watery, of chocolate and malt -- not much going on here. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied. Meh.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4763-20120914] Cask. Roasted bark malt aroma. Clear, very dark reddish brown body with no lasting head. Roasted light woody malt flavour has a thin creamy base. Medium-full body. Interesting creaminess. (7/3/6/3/14) 3.3
(TBW FOSB 2012 @ C’est What, Toronto, ON)
solidfunk (3896) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a pungent aroma of musky malt with some smoke and a little lactose and coffee. Palate is a little watery. A little lacing, pours pretty black with some head. Some bitterness at the end. Pretty full taste - among Wellington’s better. The lactose isn’t that prominent. On tap at volos.
robinvboyer (3086) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml swing top bottle. Jet black pour, big, rocky brown head. Lots of sweet cocoa in the aroma, with some lactic sweetness too with a decent amount of roasty malts, and some coffee. Thick mouth feel, very soft carb. The finish is sweet and chocolatey, with more lactic sweetness, and the roasty coffee rounds it out. A great dessert stout!
probstblueribbon (2894) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep brown-black with a nice deep mocha head.
Aroma: Roasted barley, dark chocolate, a little grape jam, dark-roasted coffee, a touch ashen, black strap molasses, sweet, dark and delicious.
Palate: Medium-full body with silky carbonation and a powdery, lightly astringent finish.
Flav.: Quite sweet and rich, lots of rich chocolate and a touch of coffee, cocoa powder, a little grape jam, a bit of molasses, so sweet, thick and rich; sweet without being cloying due to sufficient bitterness and a long dark-roasted malt, chocolatey finish.
Unctuous. Lovely stuff, even on a 30 degree summer’s day.
GregClow (2881) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a deep almost-black with a dark ochre-tan head. Aroma and flavour both deliver the promised chocolate notes, along with a dark roasted maltiness. Flavour has a bit of coffee as well. Sweet, but not overly, and it finishes with a nice balance of dry roastiness and milky sweetness. Would like it to have a bit more body, but otherwise, a nice beer.