DiscerninDrunk (43) - - SEP 28, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black. Tan head moderate retention with some lacing. Dark coffee, some bitter chocolate, cherries, toffee on the nose. Little thin yet still coats the mouth, Some alcohol presence on the back end with notes of coffee throughout.
shaynsawchuk (490) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
600 mL bottle. Pours opaque black with a small khaki head of foam. Roasty espresso, dark cocoa, fig, brown sugar caramels, black cherry and cola notes. Somewhat sweet with decent earthy hopping that provides a little bitterness, not much from the roast however. Clean on the palate with a hint of booziness, moderate plus body and full carbonation. One of the better beers from these folks.
Freaky_tiki (557) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours darker than Stephen Harper’s sad little heart with a foamy one finger cap that stays longer than a drunken party guest. Taste is yesterday’s espresso, roasted malts, & boozy goodness. Say what you want about Beau’s but this years Octoberfest interpretations of German brewing staples is pretty righteous. Not often that I pickup a mixer pack from the LCBO & find each beer in it wavering between inspired & satisfying.
robinvboyer (3113) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intense dark roast, and alot of bitterness. Bitter cocoa, and some strong coffee notes. A thin lager like mouth feel, and low to medium carb. The finish is again, quite bitter with pine resin notes. Alcohol is very well hidden, and this is quite drinkable. Interesting take on the style.
codfishh (68) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle, black almost opaquely with a tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma is cold coffee and some light caramel. The taste has lots of smooth roasted flavor, dark coffee and light toffee very smooth. Awesome beer!
KansaiBeerLvrs (2086) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Ottawa Beerfest. A very dark brown pour with a filmy tan head(on cask) a very malty sweet aroma roast chocolate and graham. Smooth bodied but on the thin side. The taste is roasty, nutty, malty with maybe a hint of smoke delicious.
czar (4428) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours very dark brown with a very nice beige head, very good retention and lacing. strong and bold kalamata olives, chocolate roastiness, lager fruitiness, soy, bit of minerals and spices, hint of smoke and umami, some sweetness. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, herbal-spicy-grassy finish. slight warming feeling and an almost completely dry finish. loved that stuff.
asheft (2518) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[bottle at Wellington Gastropub]
Sweet molasses and dark malt aroma--toasty and with a faint, lagery sulfur note. Opaque brown-black with a lasting, light brown island leaving dots on the glass. Creamy vanilla and toasty molasses flavour that is sweet, but more or less balanced by a moderate bitterness. Accents of peanuts and coffee with milk and sugar. Light body, medium carbonation, lasting coffee flavour in the finish.
TaktikMTL (5787) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 600 ml acheté directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un large col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe de caramel fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #4687)
HeistAlmighty (1127) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Dark black oily body, moderate tan head. Particulate in the head. Nice touch. Very nice caramel and dark malt aroma. Taste is fairly complex, caramel, light chocolate, light fruity tartness, light smoke, some roastiness. Body is dry.