tiggmtl (4544) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2006
Mild roast and licorice notes with some chocolate and berries in the nose. Opaque black body is topped by a generous off white head that recedes to a lasting cover and coats the sides of the glass. Hickory, biscuity malts and chocolate flavours blend well with subtle roastiness and berrylike fruity esters. Bitterness is moderate and offsets the sweet malts well. Medium body with decent and lasting carbonation. Sampled on tap at The Main. Resampled at The Whip with similar notes and score. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Draft at O’Douls in Vancouver. This is a very good sweet stout it is not as light as many sweet stouts. Nice dark black appearance that contrasts the light sweet flavor. There is also a nice bite to this brew its not perfect, but its certainly good. CapFlu (5128) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2006
(Draught) Sampled at the brewery with Oakes on June 19, 2006. Dissipated, white head with a deep brown body. No carbonation. Nose of coffee, molasses, spice. Flavour of heavily malted molasses with a thick oily skin. Nice. Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2005
Clear dark brown colour with burgundy hints around the edges and thick creamy beige head. Mild roast malt nose. Bitter smokey malt taste with bitter alcohol finish. frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2005
GCBF.Pours a mahogany colour with a creamy cascading "guiness" type head. Mild coffee flavours some roasted malt. Dry hoppy finish.
JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2004
Dark mahogany coloured beer with a creamy light brown head and sticky lace. Low aroma, but what is there is light chocolate and a bit of roastiness. Flavour is quite sweet, with licorice, dark fruit, soy, and molasses notes. The mouthfeel is decently malty. It’s a good enough beer, but it has a tendency to become cloying. Could use a bit more hopping to balance that off. The brewery calls this an Irish stout... I don’t think so. Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
Dark but not opaque with the typical stout nitrogen tap aroma which is very little. Fruity malty dates, very light roast for a stout. BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2003
Black body with a nice tan head with good lacing. Nose was slightly roasted malt but also caramel. Flavour was pretty sweet but still nicely balanced out the roasted malt. Finish was nice and chewy. One of the better stouts I've had from BC. Crit (4024) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2003 Black,lasting large tan head.Lightly roasted,dry malt,buttery toffee nose.Creamy light malt,coffe taste with toffee notes,bitter finish. Great body & mouthfeel Oakes (17831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2005 Cask-conditioned
Dark brown colour. The aroma is somewhat light. The flavour is lightly earthy, with only a hint of roast. There is a slight chocolate note, still a hint of diacetyl despite the yeast change. It’s not my favourite, and next to the Yaletown Velvet it was not even in the same sport.