gautjohn (3) - Oakville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2016 does not count
Can from LCBO in Oakville. Pours pitch black with a big VERY tan head. Smells of coffee, wood, and smoke. Taste is quite bitter up front that lasts right to the end. Light to medium bodied with flavors of coffee, dates, and nuts. Slight sweetness becomes more apparent as you drink it. Overall a fine stout that gets better as you drink it, revealing more flavour. ChadPoole (479) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2016
Pours dark brown/black with a tanned head. Dark fruits, chocolate and roasted coffee aroma. Taste is bitter dark chocolate and dark fruits, with roasted coffee and nuts. Has a medium body with a low carbination. Good beer. Listigovers (1383) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2016 Pours dirty black, brown head. Smells slightly burnt with a hint of fruitiness. Body is somewhat thin, flavour is a bit harsh, some smokiness, slightly woody, not bad but rough edges. Crockett (1139) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
There’s smoked.. and there’s burnt. I think this carries a lot of burnt off flavours. I’ve screwed up enough soups, and stocks to know the difference. Looks good, if not maybe a bit murkier in the pour than I’d like. Some filtering would have been a good idea. Pours opaque black with a really nice looking chocolate rocky head. Flavours of coffee, chocolate, heavily toasted malt (read... BURNT)... not all burnt, but some of it was. For a beer of this magnitude.. the body is thin. Palate is interesting with a rounded hop and crusty pumpernickel angle. There’s even some lactic/Malic flavours kicking around. Modest cocoa notes. The underlying problem is the burnt aspect. I get it... Railway city.. I’m from St. Thomas. Dry the malts over a fire...don’t toss the burnt logs and coal into the wort. It’s very ashy in the finish... like a burned marshmallow kind of thing. This beer could be very good. Gluepot (759) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2016 An extra deep brown head on a dark brown body. Nose is coffee and chocolate. This is an odd one. I am immediately hit by a slightly sour bitterness, followed by chocolate, mild coffee, and a touch of cream. There are some other unusual stout tastes, including cooked vegetables, cola and ash. The body and texture are a bit on the thin side, but not bad.
codfishh (202) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2016
Opaque jet black with thick chocolate brown head. Aroma is subdued I get some licorice and coffee. Flavor more coffee, some light caramel notes. Very smooth with a slick mouthfeel, finishs has a little sweetness that helps balance the roasted malts. Medium body, medium carbonation. ILduce (285) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Can LCBO: black beer with tiny tan head. Nose is roasty malt, cocoa and a little espresso. Taste is similar with blueberry dark chocolate, earth and hops. Sticky mouthfeel with a dry end. Balanced. Nice work from the people at railway city. mR_fr0g (14028) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell 10/9/2015. Thanks to the Wingman Dave for this one . Viscous black / dark brown coloured pour with a fading mid tan head. Aroma is earthy nutty roast, fruit and nut choc, cocoa Flavour is composed of earthy roast, berry, fruit, nutty pine hop. Lingering cocoa. Palate is frothy semi, sweet, dry finish. RxForHealth (202) - - DEC 23, 2015
A nicely done if conventional stout. I like the lower alcohol ones better, but this is a nice entry.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Canmoore (503) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
Pours jet black with a small head. Aroma is of cocoa, nuts, and is quite subdued. Tasting notes include burnt malts, cocoa, nutty, and a slight bittering finish. A decent stout, but not the greatest neither.