GothGargoyle (1417) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown with a good beige head. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruits, liquorice, leather, caramel. Medium bodied, lightly creamy mouthfeel, shortish finish. Taste is chocolate, raisins, dates, tart cherries.
mabel (6539) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[5607-20130728] Tap. Yeasty roasted grains aroma. Black body with a quick foamy tan head. Sour yeasty roast flavour has a zesty citrus aftertaste. Medium-full body. Tasty. (7/3/8/4/16) 3.8
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GRM (3078) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 500 ml, bottled on May 15 2013, bottle 506 of 1,563, gift from Philippe Boutin (merci!), savoured on May 8 2014; eye: dark brown, opaque, nice voluminous beige head that turns into a thin sheet, average lacing; nose: sourness, woody, wild yeasts, light musk, fruity; mouth: sourness, woody, wild yeasts, light musk, light acidity, fruity, sour finale with presence of musk, medium-full body, good carbonation, vinous texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 500 ml, 9,2 %, bouteille 506 de 1 563, cadeau de Philippe Boutin (merci!), savourée le 8 mai 2014; œil : brun foncé, opaque, belle mousse beige abondante qui se transforme en une mince couverture, dentelle moyenne; nez : aigreur, boisé, levures sauvages, léger musc, fruité; bouche : aigreur, boisé, levures sauvages, léger musc, légère acidité, fruité, finale aigre avec présence de musc, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, texture vineuse; en résumé : bien
Boutip (4856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep black color ale with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of tart notes with some dry roasted notes that are also perceptible. Taste is a mix between some tart notes with some dry roasted malt notes with light funky and acidic undertones. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting mix but I am not personally a big fan of those soured stout.
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. May 15, 2013.
Pours black with a long lasting off-white billowing head. An abundance of cherries in the aroma along with roasted malts. Very drinkable for its strength. Lots of things going on here, I like this style. Tart fruit flavours and rich stout character make for a nice beer.
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle from the brewery, #1376/1563, served in a branded stem glass. Pours black with a tall, rocky tan head that fades slowly to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has big notes of sour cherry and green apple, along with roasted malts and dark chocolate. The flavour is moderately dry and slightly sour up front, becoming a bit more sour towards the end. Notes of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and subtle smoke pair nicely with the sour fruit. It closes out with a long, sour fruit finish with just a touch of roasted malt. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dry texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a nice sour stout that effectively balances two distinct flavour profiles while retaining each. Well done. 2014-01-18
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Pours black with a short lived beige head. Aroma is chocolate, bitterness, tartness. Flavor is lots of coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits and coconut. Finish is very tart, oldish, woodey. Medium to full body, average to strong carbonation.
swoopjones (6180) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, medium bodied pour, medium stout notes, lots of cherry tartness. some funkiness, chocolate tart cherries,. OK
czar (4678) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from tom10101, thanks bro. pours very dark brown with a nice light beige head, some retention and lacing. big charred roasty malts - red fruitiness makes it way - mostly cherries with their light tartness, burnt caramel, mushrooms, light smoke, oak. very light acidity. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily, grassy-spicy and lightly astringent finish. nicely done!
Minderbinder (2004) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black (very dark brown) with low beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, fruits. Taste is of fruits, sourness, slight acid, some roasted malt, sugar. Alcohol (not well hidden). Palate: Medium body. Overall: "ok". Not a "style" I enjoy that much. Too much alcohol. Decent.