VertBaconStrips (2022) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the The Sugarbowl. Just watched an excellent beer get poured. Black - thick and oily. The medium brown cap is huge and lasts forever, leaves tons of lacing all the way to the bottom and appears to be almost plastic it is so thick. The aroma is pretty solid with a big malty quality. Acceptable mild levels of coffee and a chocolate nose that is very long and rich as well. The long, smooth malts go on and on never letting me down but never offering up much more... which is fine by me. The taste is similar. The light coffee makes an early stand and then gently fades away as the chocolate evolves. The coffee never leaves but just blends into the back ground with the rich, warm chocolate with its mild bitterness. The large roundness of the choc flavour continues to impress throughout. Basic fruitiness peers in and out and a woody burntness gathers everything together. Faint hop bitterness. IT has a smooth and oily feel - soft and soothing. Very nice.
mnurda (1085) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the boomtown pub in Calgary. Pours dark brown. Great taste. Not as carbonated as I like
monsteropolis (1) - USA - NOV 29, 2010 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
chocolate, coffee, roasty, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
neuromatt (1016) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery, served in a shaker. Pours black with a small light brown head. The head fades quickly and leaves lots of fine lace. On the nose, there are aromas of herby hops, roasted malts, coffee and grains. The flavour begins mildly sweet, balanced with slightly bitter hops. It becomes quite dry and minerally towards the finish. The finish is medium in length and malty. On the palate it is full in body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice stout but nothing to write home about. The malts could be more complex. 2010-11-14
andrewjschell (5) - Calgary, CANADA - SEP 10, 2010 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. I really like this stout - roasty and flavorful for a "normal" stout. Needs to be more widely available.
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this at the brewerey on tap and just now from a party pig. Deep dark roast malts in the smell, almost does have an oil like-ness in the smell. On tap there was a great head but not from the pig. Its pretty flat, but does have some lacing. Taste is slow to build, almost can’t taste it until you swallow, a slow crescendo to the dark malts and oily sweet thin flavours, but not too thing like a proter, just thick enough to convey all the dark tones and bitterness. Very very nice. PUT THIS IN BOTTLES AND SELL IT ALREADY WILD ROSE!!
Macadem (103) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plastic Party Pig mini keg.Pours pitch black, with a thick off-white to brown head. This beer totally reminds me of smelling mocha ice cream!! Delicious! Smells of chocolate, mocha, espresso and cappucino. Tastes like it to, way more than i was expecting from this. Tastes of chocolate, oats, and bitter espresso. Very thin mouthfeel though unfortunately, which is surprising and disapointing considering the color and density of the head.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours deep inky viscous black, with a thick creamy tan head. Nose is hickory smoke, coffee, chocolate, roast malt, fruit. Palate is quite fruity, more roast, mild chocolate. Very good.
Powertrip (998) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 9, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Terrific look to this beer. Black as night with a thick mocha head that lasts forever. Very unusual nose....bbq sauce and baked beans dominate the malt. Taste hints with caramel then displays a much to subdued layer of malt. Mouth feel is disapointing as this beer looks and should be much thicker than it actually is. Finish is long and strong and finally showing some signs of oatmeal. I want to know what happened to the body of this beer? It simply doesn’t arrive till the finish!
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
FRom a party pig. Looks as black as the night. Strong aroma of roasted malts. Flavour is very malty characterised by chocolate and particularily in the finish. This is a great stout.