Metalchopz (2725) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Quinn’s Ale House in Ottawa, Ontario. This one was brand new, I was told last Saturday (seasonal). Pours a dark colour with red highlights. This vanilla stout has a nice beige head that is creamy, stays a long time and even coats the brew with a 3mm topping. The lacing is minimal. Beautiful vanilla scent that is well-blended with roasted malts and hints of butterscotch. Nuts do come out eventually. The mouthfeel is kind of watery, not as creamy as I wish it was. Taste of vanilla beans smoothness with some nice bitterness that comes out in the finish. Notes of coffee and roasted malts lingers. I quite enjoyed this brew and was glad to be one of the first ones to try it. Refreshing and easy to drink for a stout.
Lubiere (11589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep dark stout with a thick Nitro mocha head. In aroma, a nice roasted coffee with nice vanilla notes, light butterscotch notes. In mouth, a nice smooth bitter chocolate with light vanilla notes, a bit of woody notes, very nice. On tap at Patty’s, March 3 2012.