Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2009
500ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours dark with a surprisingly light coloured head. The lable says "dark.rich.smooth". The first and last I agree with, but rich? I thought it was a bit thin for a stout, but tasty all the same. A good stout to have with your meal rather than after. Tessic (1184) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2009
This stout poured a deep black colour with a nice brown coloured, rocky head. To the nose there are scents of caramel, molassass, roasted malt and cocoa. First taste was smooth and burnt flavoured but slightly watery than other stouts that I’ve had. Flavours of roasted malt most prodominent. Finish is raosty and watery all in one. Little cocoa lingering, but not too much to this one. terrybail (705) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2009
500ml bottle from the LCBO
The aroma is earthy and malty
Pours a rich dark ruby brown with a good sized tan head and nice sticky lacing
The taste is thin and watery a touch of coffee and chocolate really not a very good stout but ok
Boutip (6439) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2009
Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a medium size brown color head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of light black chocolates is the main feature. Taste is also dominated by some light black chocolate with some notes of roasted malt and light dry finish. Body is too thin for the style with some average carbonation. Good but lacking some character and ends up being average for an oyster stout. garthicus (2937) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 11, 2009
A ruby red black body, small cream head, lots of visible carbonation. Aroma: rich peat/coffee aroma. Flavour: mild smoke/coffee flavour with malt and winter fruit. Not bad.
mannika (140) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Pours jet black with a brown frothy head. Flavour is quite rich and sweet, strongly carbonated with a soft finish. tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
dark brown almost black color, not much head. nose is burnt malts some coffee, and kinda inky??? flavor is roasted malts some coffee and not much else. kinda thin and boring. french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2009
1st rating of 2009! Very dark brown poor with a thick frothy head that quickly dissipated. Aromas of chocolate, hints of coffee, sea salt?... Very very faint fruity aromas... Medium body, creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Added licorice flavors. Overall a nice smooth dry stout to start the year off on the right foot. Here’s to many more ratings in 2009! Cheers! pootzboy (1779) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2008
half liter bottle. Says this is a stout suitable for quaffing with oyster, so ic contains no oyster or oyster shell. Seems pointless when there are plently of dry stouts around to enjoy with oysters.
Pours a deep dark ebony with small ruby highlights when held to light. Decent 2 finger mocha cap does not last long and weakly laces the glass.
Very faint nose for a stout, some coffee a bit of charred husk and light grassiness.
Mild easy to take stout with a toasty body and good balance between malts and hop. Dry but not aggressively bitter.
Definitely a good swig with affinity to wash down shellfish. I suspect the toasty character and what little body this stout has, comes from the toasted flaked wheat they bulk up the body with, without that this would be more like a porter in body. JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2008
A bottle from local K-Market. Pale brown head. Roasted malty taste. Dark black colour. Hints of coffee and chocolate in the taste. Soft taste.