Brewed by Picaroons Traditional Ales
Style: Dry Stout
Fredericton, Canada


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
The classic Irish-style dry stout is the basic background of this aromatic ebony elixir but deviations may occur from batch to batch as we improvisationally wander through variations on the theme.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (2562) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
Pours dark, almost black, not much head. Deep aroma of vanilla, some coffee. Reasonably light in the mouth. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2011
500 ml bottle from NBLC. Pours deep brown, almost black, with pib frothy cappucino coloured head. Aroma and taste are nice roasted, a little bitter as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6611) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
February 19, 2010 tasting with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jerc & mabel. Shared by jerc & mabel. Black pour, with a large lasting creamy off-white head. Have to admit, my notes are a bit incoherent, this was the last beer of a long night, but here goes. Aroma and flavour both are roasty, some light cocoa, dry and herbal, no cola or syrup character, mild alcohol - simple, solid, decent. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel, mild carbonation, slightly quick finish - not fantastic, but easy to drink in quantity. Under other circumstances.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (3338) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2011
Originally rated November 2009. Bought this one in Edmonston, N.B. when I was on tour with my band. Pours a dark brown (almost black) colour with hardly any highlights and its head is huge, light brown, super creamy, very long-lasting and beautiful thick lacing. Nice aromas of chocolate and burnt malts with notes of coffee and candy. Medium-bodied with a wet smooth and velvet mouthfeel. The taste is pretty smooth too. Not too bitter, not too roasted, not too sweet, but all of them well-mixed in one mouthful. Should have a bit more kick. Overall, pretty good though and a beautiful looking pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (13655) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2011
A deep dark stout with a super thick and frothy brown head. In aroma, lightly sweet chocolate, coffee, herbaceous notes and musty caramel. In mouth, a lightly sour bitter chocolate with loads of roasted coffee, lightly powdery mouthfeel, a bit of lactic points. Medium bodied. A tad intense and unbalanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swiseman (493) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 21, 2010
from bottle - pours a fairly thick, dark head. carbonation is barely noticeable to the point it almost seems flat. taste is coffee, caramel and wood with a very light mouthfeel for the style. fairly bitter and the bitterness is long-lived on the palate. As Picaroons offerings go, this is probably one of the worst, but it seems that most microbrewerys want to offer a stout, so, considering that, its typical fair.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2010
Black with a large thick brown head. Aroma of bread/ toast malt. Taste of toast and vinegar! quite bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (3726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2010
500 ml bottle from Premier Wine & Spirits. Pours a dark, slightly reddish brown with large, creamy, lacey tan head. Roasty aroma with coffee and chocolate. Very nice taste with roasty coffee notes and semisweet chocolate with some light earthy green hops giving a little bitterness in the finish. Pleasant and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (5514) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
Liquide totalement noir. Mousse fonce et persistante. Prsence de dentelles. Beaucoup de fume qui mane des grains torrfis. On peut sentir aussi du toffee, du caf fort et une touche lactique. En bouche, la fume revient avec une pointe cendre. Le caf et le chocolat, plutt que le caramel brl, signalent aussi leur prsence. La finale est celle de notes amres de grains brls et stire longuement. Le liquide possde une corpulence moyenne et a une texture crmeuse. En rsum, la version 2010 dmontre de trs belles qualits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2923) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 3, 2010
Thanks to Jerc & Mabel for sharing this. Appearance: Pitch black, tiny brown head. Aroma: Coffee, malt, chocolate and cocoa. Flavour: Light malt, chocolate, cocoa again with some very light coffee in the finish. Not bad. Sessionable.

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