fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - AUG 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub
Dark mahogany color; creamy head. Light coffeish aroma. Mild flavor of black malt and coffee, but correctly complemented by some sweetness. Good bitterness, final quite dry, with a touch of dry liquorice too. Pleasant.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light brown with slight haze. Kind of chocolatey aroma. Light, cocoa-ish notes. Low bitterness.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Black body with a small fluffy tan head, some lacing. Modest roast in the aroma is lightly acidic. Very similar flavour, with roast dominating, light acidity accenting mocha bits.(6+) Average palate. Decent, but was not particularly to my liking.
Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Wildwood. Poured a very deep mahogany with just a dusting and a ring of beige head. Lightly-roasted dark chocolates, coffee, and a woodsy bitterness on the nose. Nice dark chocolate and coffee base for the flavor.. mild, well-placed herbal and woody bitterness around the tongue... some berries come through toward the sweet and lightly-roasted finish. Tad grainy on the medium-bodied palate. Not bad.
DuffMan (5778) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark chestnut brown with a thin tan cap. Rich cherry-toffee aroma, a little earthy. Generous flavours of chocolate, toffee, and figgy fruit, and perhaps some coffee character too. Medium-bodied, dry finish. Excellent.
Braudog (5347) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2007 Draft at the brewpub; It’s dark for sure, eh. Pitch black with a thin head. Little aroma to speak of, but this has a rich flavorful character ... molasses, rich toasty malt, big sweet flourish to finish it. Nice beer. (#2873, 5/13/2007)
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[821-20071105] Tap @ Wildwood (Calgary, AB). Bit of roasted coffee malt in the aroma. Dark dark brown red-hued body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Roasted malt flavour has a grainy alcoholic beer yeast background. Full body. Nice dark but not impressionable.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark malts, some toffee, some caramel in the nose. Definitely puts the malts on parade. Clear, very dark brown body with ruby highlights is topped by a decent, fine bubbled tan-brown head that recedes to a ring and wispy cover with initially strong lacing. Clean and dry flavour and body yet plenty of malt character on display: biscuit, bread, a touch of caramel and a lightly grainy aftertaste. Dry, medium light body with moderate, lightly prickly carbonation. Sampled on tap at the restaurant.
presario (4420) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby brown. Rich malty aroma with strong chocolate. Not overly thick. A touch of sweetness. Long coffee finish. IMO the best of Brian Smith’s beers (as of Jan 2006).
CapFlu (4240) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Sampled on February 8, 2008, at the brewpub. Thin, dissipated beige head with an near opaque body. Nicely roasted and nutty aroma. Flavour of roasted malt, bitter cocoa and creamy into the finish. Good.