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,
TheHulk (485) - 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!!
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.
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Wild Rose brewery. pours dark black with only a hint of red. The brew master gave me a L.E.D. flashlight to try to see light through it and I could not unless I held it to the very edge. Has a mocha coloured head that leaves rings all the way down my glass. Aroma has tar, mixed with chocolate, coffee, and smoke. Tastes fairly smokey with dark chocolate, black coffee, oatmeal, and loads of tar on the finish. Really thick, bitter-sweet stout. Great carbonation. Mouth coating goodness. I brought home a party pig of this because it was so good.
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.
VerticalBaconStrips (1897) - 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.
Proteus93 (65) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
- served on draft at the location in Calgary.
Opaque... jet black, with a light tan, creamy, and sticky head.
Malt roast, a subtle chocolate... a nice, softer aroma. Some modest notes of whole wheat.
Deep roasted malts, slightly burnt flavours. Some mellow espresso flavours. Chocolate is kept to a minimum on the palate, and oatmeal is also low-key and pleasant.
Creamy, round... dash of carbonation, but barely. Easy going Alcohol, a great session selection - served in true blue 20oz pints, and easy to do a few of them.
Chugalug (29) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a delicious stout--fresh (like no Guinness ever will be), with a really lovely malt. Nice creamy 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.
Scopey (3243) - 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.