AleRider78 (1000) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at the Ashton Brew Pub. Arrived with about a 1/2" brownish creamy head, with an extremely dark brown colour. Somewhat weak lacing. Vanilla aromas apparent. Hints of chocolate and mild coffee. Flavours are very similar to aromas, chocolate, vanilla, some dark roasted malts, spices. Has a pretty good mouthfeel too, with a nice aftertaste. Another good stout!
Metalchopz (3338) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Quinn’s Ale House in Ottawa, Ontario. This one was brand new, I was told last Saturday (seasonal). Pours a dark colour with red highlights. This vanilla stout has a nice beige head that is creamy, stays a long time and even coats the brew with a 3mm topping. The lacing is minimal. Beautiful vanilla scent that is well-blended with roasted malts and hints of butterscotch. Nuts do come out eventually. The mouthfeel is kind of watery, not as creamy as I wish it was. Taste of vanilla beans smoothness with some nice bitterness that comes out in the finish. Notes of coffee and roasted malts lingers. I quite enjoyed this brew and was glad to be one of the first ones to try it. Refreshing and easy to drink for a stout.
Lubiere (13655) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep dark stout with a thick Nitro mocha head. In aroma, a nice roasted coffee with nice vanilla notes, light butterscotch notes. In mouth, a nice smooth bitter chocolate with light vanilla notes, a bit of woody notes, very nice. On tap at Patty’s, March 3 2012.