fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting at Matt’s
Dark brown color, near black. Nice aroma, roasted and smoked malts, nice character. Dry mouthfeel, a bit thin; good malts, elegant dark caramel and roasted nuts, a bit easy in the final.
Good beer, well made.
Oakes (16469) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown. The aroma is a bit fudgey, but with a light toasty note. A touch of oats as well A bit thin, but with a tiny fudginess.
mcberko (16033) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out lots of bitter, dry oats upfront, with a touch of bitterness, some roast, and dry cocoa powder. Flavour is hearty, full of dry oats, bitter dry cocoa powder, and a touch of roast. Very oat-dominated. Hearty and easy to drink.
Lubiere (13271) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark reddish brown stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a sweet mix of chocolate, nuts, caramel, not bad. In mouth, a nice chocolate malt with roasted notes, coffee, butterscotch, oily mouthfeel, classic. On tap at Vices et Versa, Feb. 22 2013.
Sammy (11646) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big lasting head. Smooth mouthfeel. Light roasted aroma. Understated stout taste, that becomes sourish at the last quarter of the bottle.
Bottle from Veux-Tu.
jercraigs (10145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2013 2013-03-28. Very dark brown black body, small tan head. Dry toasty roasty aroma is almost brown ale like at first, mild coffee ground notes. Flavour is similar, dry overall, roasty toasty overtones, dry roast lingers in the finish. 6+ Average plus bodied palate. Enjoyable, but a touch too dry overall for my own tastes. Bottle via trade with cfrancis.
DuffMan (9920) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep brown with copper highlights and a very bubbly light brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate, caramel, light roast. Palate is thin and over-carbonated, and any hope of finding silky oats is lost. Simplistic.
MartinT (9617) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line :
Café au lait, caramel and roastiness delve into an earthy, leafy finish for a personable drinking experience somewhere between Sweet Stout and Nut Brown Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A creamy veil of foam tops the darkest brown gown.
-The aroma leads you to believe this is going to be sweeter than it is.
-Drinkability is quite high.
-This is highly professional for a first bottled batch.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black pour with a bit of ruby tint. A thin tan head. The aroma has a bit of coffee and dark malt with cocoa and some nice cold coffee character. There is a little bit of earthiness and some light berry character. A touch of fruit and a bit of leathery character as well. Not terribly roasty but still a pretty decent brew.
mabel (8652) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 [5172-20130328] 660mL bottle. Smoked grainy wood malt aroma. Slightly hazy, brown amber body with a quick foamy light tan head. Slightly burnt and smoked meat flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
[6118B-20130117] Bottle. Oatmealy malt grain aroma. Cola brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Roasted coffee-infused oatmeal grains flavour. Full body. Good, nice balance. (7/4/8/4/15) 3.8+