Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful black robe, with no chill haze to dull it up, and a somewhat decent mocha head that slowly tapered away at around the half-pint point.
The usual combo of cocoa and coffee, the fusel alcohol then creeps up on you quite cool and solvent-like in the nose, with plums and other dark fruits in the mix.
Smooth carbonation, nice roasted malt and decent body, however it sort of turns to ashes in the finale, leaving it dry and a little flat in the end.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewpub after the Montreal YeHa! 2005 with mds, tiggmtl and Olivier_MTL. Dense black with a bit of lasting head and a touch of lace...dark, lightly smoky-sweet, roasty aroma with a bit of prune...gorgeous silky mouthfeel, lovely mix of dark chocolate and lightly roasted coffee...very low carbonation, gets very sweet and milky at the finish.
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark with light burgundy hues, nice lacing moka head. Sweet chocolate caramel and light coffee notes in aroma. In mouth, rich sweet chocolate malt, prunes and cherry notes, alcohol wamth coming out. Rich bodied, silky and classy.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice balance between the huge, roasty malts and the intense bittersweet chocolate with plenty of grapey notes in the aroma. Opaque black body is topped by a low but lasting, large bubbled, brown head that recedes to a partial cover with some lacing. Very strong roastiness with liquorice and grape notes up front in the flavour. Chocolate emerges mid-mouth without being overly sweet. Strong roasty bitterness lingers in the finish. Medium full body with a thick, chewy texture and moderate to strong carbonation that engages the tongue and tastebuds. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with mds, muzzlehatch and Olivier_MTL.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draught. deep black body with a rocky mocha head that dissipates into a bubbly ring. aroma is quite nice - very chocolatey, with raisin, and dry coffee roast. tons of roast and bitter chocolate notes. creamy smooth palate. the finish includes bitter coffee and has a touch of raisin. very nice.
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[On tap at the brew-pub - 5oz glass, chilled (rating #8)]
To my taste, this is one of their best beer.
I want another!
That’s a Stout alright.
Pitch black, roasted malt, dark/chocolate malt.. Powerfull fruity taste despite the coffee dominance.. a nice hop/bitter finish...
TaktikMTL (5376) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Verre à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de café et de petits fruits (?). Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux beige foncé et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat. La durée de l’arrière goût est longue. Palette: Le corps est moyen et la texture est crémeuse. L’effervescence en bouche est moyenne. Présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #344)
rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black color, with a tan-colored head, with roasted malt, dark malt, hint of chocolate, even note of nutmeg and cacao aromas folow through on a medium-bodied palate with black coffee, burnt malt, roasted malt, touch of vanilla and cacao, also note of roasted coffee beans, leading towards a dry roasted bitterness finish.
GonZoBeeR (2750) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma:good chocolate and rosted malt aroma...
Appearance:black,light tan head...
Flavor:Good chocolate flavor,sugar....
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Undoutedly black pour, forming a beautifully lacing dense tan head. Oatmeal like apparently thick nose. Sweetish floury, faintly fruity and dark malty flavors. Rounded palate though quite airy, progressive carbonation. Not very complex, but a mouthfull of dark malts with impeccable balance between the mellow cofee-like roastiness and sweet chocolate/vanilla kiss. Highly drinkable for its size. A beer of no compromises nor extremes.