rederic (3188) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black color, with a creamy tan head, nice smooth mochaish, dark chocolate, light coffee nose, with a black, roasted, chocolate malt, faint roasty grounded coffee bean note, with a light burnt fruitcake note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, black, roasted, chocolate malt, roasted coffee bean character, with some dark bitter chocolate, light licorice spicy flavours, with a mild espresso, burnt toast undertone, leading towards a dark bitter chocolate, good roasty malt bitterness finish.
rodenbach99 (3394) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une pinte sur place. Vraiment c’est un surprenant stout. Très noire avec une mousse brune. Le nez dégage des arômes de rôtie, grillé, torréfaction, très invitant. En bouche la bière coule bien, agréable, rôtie sans amertume, très longue et très agréable en bouche.
punkska101 (1097) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10.04.18 draft @ pub. black beige head. Aroma : Intense coffee and some chocolate. Super roasty that lead to a nice dry finish known to roasted malt. Really pleasant to drink.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A slim highly roasted stout dominated by coffee flavor
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head
In long: Nose of burnt malts and a cup of black coffee. Taste is highly roasted (more like burnt) malts that bring roasted coffee beans notes but also vegetables undertones. Some dried fruits in the finish. The extreme roastiness also gets a bit ashy and powdery and with light body it felt a bit like ashes in water. A decent tasty 4% brew. Everybody at my table including the girlfriend really liked it but something about its high roasted didn’t work so well with me. But it’s just my life motto “I disagree with unanimity”.
Quevillon (2587) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank on tap (20 oz) at the brewpub, April 3, 2010. Pure black, thin head. Aroma of malted sweet cafe mocha. Very bitter coffee taste, well malted and notes of bitter chocolate. One of the most bitter stouts I drank to date, but good!
bedainedebiere (505) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at brewpub. Tasted before (and after) its official release; Bedondaine was searching for a name for this new brew, explaining us the name should tell about a rebound effect in the taste. My friend suggested Ricochet and so it shall now be the name used for this great light stout. Amazing aroma, totally appealing, of roasted coffee with an herbal touch. Chocolate and espresso tastes leave the first impression as the overall lightness, but never a thinness, creates a watery sort of refreshing effect. There is also a light creamyness that makes it very pleasant to drink. The roasted maltiness really does ricochet in third place, with a rather subtle hop presence also revealing itself. This is just so smooth and easy to drink... Very well done!
TaktikMTL (6221) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En fût. Verre de 5 oz dégusté diretement à la brasserie dans le cadre de la journée des grands crus. Arôme: Odeur de café torréfié. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de café torréfié en arrière goût. (Rating #2956)
MartinT (8328) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Enticing coffee bean-like roasted malt character develops plenty of aroma and bitterness, as fruity angles ride the prickly but soft carbonation of this low-gravity Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slim film of foam decorates the blackness.
-This is obviously very drinkable at 4% abv, yet it is never thin.
-The nose is absolutely gorgeous!
-This brew was made for breakfast, I’m sure.
On tap at the brewpub.