fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewery
Black color. Some aroma of roasted malt. Medium body, with a quite strong roasted malt flavor, and a light sourness. Not as much creamy as promised.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap at the brewery. Coffee aroma, coffee colour and some lace. Above average carbonation and acicity. A coffee more than a beer. It’s bold coffee taste, however not a great stout.
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Black body with a good creamy tan head (4+). Very roasty aroma, roast barley, modest malt underpinnings. Flavour is similarly roasty, fairly bitter roast. Mild underlying malt is a bit overwhelmed by the roast. Average palate is on the thin side of acceptability for a stout. Pretty solid, straightforward stout, but not entirely to my personal tastes.
DuffMan (6164) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
We hit the Calgary Farmer’s Market on Saturday and sidled into the adjacent Wild Rose Brewery for a bite of lunch and a few half-pint samplers. Opaque black beer, showing its true clear chestnut brown colour at the edges. Thin tight tan pad of a head generating excellent lace. Earthy chocolate aroma, minerally. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel, quite a dry finish. An excellent companion to their stellar chili!
Scopey (5530) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Craft Beer Market, Calgary. It pours very dark brown, with a thin beige head. The nose is roasted malt, liquorice, sticky, coffee and bitter chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, liquorice, dark chocolate, touch of caramel and dark bread, with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and low-medium carbonation. Smooth, well balanced and flavoursome. Good stuff.
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[796-20071102] Tap @ Wild Rose (Calgary, AB). Dark malt and coffee chocolate aroma. Dark brown black body with a medium-lasting brown creamy head. Malt coffee flavour is dark roasted. Full body. Good stout, nice coffee qualities.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plenty of roasted malts in the nose with underlying toasted and chocolate notes. Opaque black body looks oily and is topped by a dense, fine bubbled, tan-brown head that lasts well and coats the glass. Flavour delivers on the promise of the nose - chocolate and toasty notes underpin a dry roasty bitterness. Medium body is very dry with moderate carbonation although texture is perhaps a bit oily. Sampled on tap at the brewery tap room.
presario (4535) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the new tap room. Very dark with a good foamy head. Dusty aroma. Flavour is like crude in a good way. Not a stellar stout but a light roasted oily bodied drinker.
CapFlu (4364) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Draught) Sampled on February 10, 2008, at the brewpub. Thin body for a stout. Monir oatmeal flavour with a good graininess but fairly plain overall.
reebtogi (3833) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on tap at the Sugarbowl in Edmonton poured pitch black in color with a finger of beige head that left a little lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste is roasted bitterness, coffee and malty sweetness with a lingering mild bitterness from the hops. Nicely balanced stout with medium to full body and mild carbonation. Very nice.