sulawang (1217) - - JAN 24, 2018
Visual: Pours thicker viscosity dark coffee brown without much of a head, a very thin ringed retention, mild oil slick on the surface, slow micro stream along the perimeter. Uneventful.
tmalaher (307) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2016
Nose: roasted barley malt, hints of caramel coffee, cocoa notes, oak presence. (lvl-7)-pungency.
Attack: crisp-dull CO2, underwhelming entry
Mid-palate: (lvl-3-sweetness), background short sourness, low depth roasted barley malt,
Finish: watery mouthfeel, muddled caramel-vanilla, mild oak exhale, lingering roast malt
Summary: The flavours are okay but this tastes rather basic and fails to wow. The stout base doesn't feel full enough and the sour notes in the mids detracts from the dark notes. Just an average brew with some oak influence, not memorable.
Tasted at 2016 Great Canadian Beer Festival in Victoria, BC. Pleasant, oak not overdone. Acceptable. Slight chemical aftertaste Ferris (17779) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
Draft - Chocolate and nutty roast. Jet brown with a decent small light brown head. Nutty, coconut and chocolate notes with a light choclate finish. No oak but some nice light roast nutty notes. Oakes (19549) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2016
Dull brown. No head. Not sure if the oak killed the head or what, but it’s a bad look. Chocolatey nose that would be much more expressive if it had a head. Sweet taste, sort of generic portery, not sure I’m pulling any oak and no malt nuance either Disappointing. This type of beer should be richer and more complex mcberko (20260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2016
On tap at Faculty, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out light oak and toasted malt upfront. Flavour is similar, with oak chips dominating upfront, followed by dry toasted malt and a hint of vanilla. Light body and lacking in depth. Not bad, but needs some amping up.
fiulijn (21522) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2016
Draught at the brewery
Dark brown color, near black, apparently headless. Mild aroma, mildly roasted malts and yeast cake. Lowly carbonated, for a soft mouthfeel, it’s rather dry, with a blend of roasted malts and light coffee, lightly biscuity in the end, but I wouldn’t have guessed "oak" if I didn’t knew, although there is an alien note. It seems mellower in the final, more bready, with some roasted nuts.