fiulijn (14380) - 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 (8520) - 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 (7691) - 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.
Scopey (6651) - 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.
DuffMan (6632) - 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!
mcberko (6259) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at Wild Rose, pours a deep dark brown with an amber tinge with a small tan head. Aroma brings out toasted malt and slightly sweet dark fruit. Flavour is very weak, with notes of very subtle dark fruit and light toasted malt. Weak and without body or character. Very disappointing, as with all this brewery’s output.
mabel (5414) - 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.
presario (4606) - 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.
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.
CapFlu (4493) - 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.