HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Mondiale 2009 - day 3. Black pour with a large fluffy lasting tan head. Dry and not overly sweet aroma of coffee and dark chocolate, maybe a hint of dried herbs for bittering. The taste followed - more chocolate, less coffee, more hoppiness than the aroma, but rather indistinct - just "bitter." Thinnish mouthfeel, slick, not very carbonated, and it finished slightly burnt - meh-ish.
punkska101 (792) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at Bière et Saveur 09.09.04 : Solid black color rocky brown dark head with excellent lacing. The body is full creamy but hides and metallic finish. I smell coffee, roast. Overall this one well balanced.
TaktikMTL (5504) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de café et de chocolat avec une pointe de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un large col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe chocolatée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement chocolaté. (Rating #2615)
blankboy (5745) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at ’Mondial de la Biere 2009’, Montréal, QC. Pours black with a large frothy light brown head and nice lacing -- looks gorgeous! Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla and chocolate. Dry flavour of roasted malt, chocolate and some green hops. Medium bodied. A very good Stout.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A soft roasted and chocolaty session stout. Very simple but very drinkable
How: Tap at Brouhaha, Montreal
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head
In long: Nose roasted with hints of chocolate. Taste is roasted and consequently a bit dry. Chocolate and milky notes give a milk chocolate flavour. A little floury feeling. An soft oatmeal sensation even though this is not a sweet stout. No fruity flavours to speak of. More black chocolate as it warms up. A light floral and citric hops presence make it refreshing. Looking at the individual elements this seems like a very good stout. However the whole thing is less than the sum of its parts. The body is thin for the style, the beer is not tasty, really not complex. There’s nothing wrong with this beer, if anything I cannot imagine someone not liking it. Nor can I imagine a hard-core beer-geek falling in love with it. Or a hot woman with varied interest falling in love with the said hard-core beer-geek.
garthicus (2570) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pitch black with a large brown head. Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, peat, malt - nice. Flavour: Thin body with malt, chocolate, truffles, smoke and a long bitter finish. Very nice.
Lubiere (9330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark stout with a thick moka head. A pleasant herbal chocolate malt aroma, coffee notes, classic. In mouth, a classy bitter chocolate with nutty roasted coffee beans grind. A very pleasant offering. Medium bodied. Mondiale 2009, June 5 2009.