hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2005 Bottle. Deep black color, big foamy (rocky) brown head that leaves good lacings, fully lasting. Dark chocolate, mocha and lightly roasted malt aroma. Taste of coffee, expresso like, roasted malt and dark chocolate, nice bitterness, light to medium bodied, fizzy, well balanced, for people who likes well hoped stout.
Bière de couleur noire opaque avec un gros collet brun qui perdure et la mousse colle bien au verre. Odeur de chocolat noire, mocha et des notes de malt grillé. Goût de café, genre expresso, malt grillé et chocolat noire, bonne amertume,pétillante (co2 assez élevé) bien ballancé, corps léger a medium. Pour les amateurs de stout avec beaucoup de houblon (bonne amertume), très bien réussis.
Jeppe (2634) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Vintage 2003.iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
Pitch black with a thick brown head. Roasted aroma with chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet, full and nice. Coffee and roasted flavor with dusty hints. Good taste, but surprisingly thin bodied. Little dissapointing.
Bottle. Black pour, lacing all the way through. A nice bitterness. A good thick, mouth feeel,a good winter beer for me. growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2005
12 oz bottle, compliments of Hopscotch. Black ale with a creamy, long-lasting dark tan head. Has a nice roasted malt, coffee bean, leather aroma with a hint of chocolate. Just the right amount of bitterness for a sem-dry finish. Great body in this stout from our neighbors to the north. Very nice!! BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Bottle: Dark black with a tan head. Aroma: licorice, chocolate, molasses. Taste: chocolate, oatmeal, licorice, dark roasted malt. Thick and creamy.
MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2005
dark tan head, brownish black body. roasted malt nose, toffee and molasses too. high carbonation, but goes creamy. sweet malt and bubblegum flavor, slight hop bitterness, then dry finish jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Pours black with a big tan head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and a light roastedness. Flavor is chocolate, dry roast, slight soy/leather, and a secondary sweetness coming in the back. Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2005
My nose is shot by this point, but my mouth says yes! Super smooth, thick and slightly oily, taste a choco-oil-oatmeal roast, finish semi-dry with bitter clean aftertaste, a tad slick and coating. Good stuff. JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2005
On tap at Alex P Keatons, in London Ontario. Poured a dark opaque black body with huge thick mocha coloured creamy head. Cant wait to dive in. Aromas, of coffee, malt, nuts and chocolate. Has a sweet coffee taste, and malts present. Leaves a heavy lacing on the glass. Very rich, but a smooth finish, what a nice stout! BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Big thanks to my Canadian AF buddy Brucie who brought this back for me. A big surprise considering he’s married to Keiths IPA....damn that name kills me. Pours a deep, dark black, with a big, dark brown head; lotsa strong roastiness in the aroma with slight alcohol and yeast notes. Taste is definitely roasted malts with very dry hops in the back. Lotsa bitter chocolate flavor and finishes very big and quite dry. I’ve never had an oatmeal stout like this. Gotta have Bruce send more!