neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask for Cask Days at Volo in Toronto. Served in an English pint glass. Pours slightly reddish black with a small, rocky tan head. The head remains but does not lace. The nose has notes of grain and roasted malts, along with caramel, flowers, pine, grapefruit, earth and a hint of grape. The flavour begins slightly sweet but soon becomes moderately bitter. The finish is long and lingering, with bitter leafy hops. It is medium in body with a milky texture and flat carbonation. Overall, a nice combination of IPA hoppiness with roasty notes. 2010-10-29
rederic (3251) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color, with some mahogany highlights, with a creamy tan-beige head, mild roasted, toasted malt nose, with some light cappuccino, mochaish accents, with some chocolate, fruity plummy, coffee notes, within a faint floral hop leafy aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good roasted, chocolate, black malt character with some nice flowery hop leafy, grassy, piney accents and some coffee bean, bitter dark chocolate flavours, leading towards a good piney, cedray hop bitterness finish.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the 2010 VT Brewers Fest - Pours a clear black/brown in color with a small tan head that faded, but left some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is plenty hoppy... both citrus and pine... with a hefty amount of roasted malts, along with just a bit of chocolate and coffee. Flavor was the same... minus most of the hop flavors... and that was a bit disappointing. Still a decent black IPA though...
czar (7371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 on tap at brewpub. pitch black with a creamy dark beige head, very good retention/lacing. very floral, piney and tons of roastiness. light to medium body, velvety, average carbonation. very nice brew!
LadySusan (756) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster at Bieres et Saveurs Chambly 09. This has a very nice dark brown color with a dark beige head.The aroma is sweet and roasted. The taste is also sweet of chocolat coffee beans and malt added to this the bitterness os citrus fruits with hops.It has a nice finish in your mouth.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pour reveals a black color with brown highlights and a thin light brown head. Solid aroma of hops with roasted and slightly smoky malt. Superb flavor of hops with roasted malt, there’s some dryness and lasting bitterness in the end. I could drink a truckload of this beer and still want some more, it’s that good.
Diogène (1145) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with a medium mocha head. Good retention. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, coffee and a nice citrusy touch from the american hops. Flavor is roasted malt, capuccino, vanilla and chocolate with a very bitter background. I found the citrusy hops to be far less noticeable in the flavor than the aroma, contibuting more to bitterness than anything else in the flavor. Medium to full body with a rich creamy mouthfeel.
asheft (2905) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[on tap at brewpub]
Pine hops aroma that nearly drowns out chocolate/mocha malt. Opaque, viscous, black with a tight, beige ring and wisps. Excellent vanilla and mocha roasted malt flavour nicely complimented by pine and grapefruit hops. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, lingering grapefruit bitter finish. Excellent.
Lubiere (12572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark stout with a thin moka head. A super pleasant coffee chocolate with nice c-hops, roasted coffee beans. In mouth, a nice bitter chocolate, well balanced with capuccino, and a good dose of west coast hops, lingering in mouth, very roasted and intense. Well done. On tap at brewpub, Sept. 5 2009.
Sammy (10787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Festival Bières et Saveurs 2009. This brewery rotates 50 recipes so I was happy to get the basics. A very decent stout, medium mouthfeel, a tad sour, with chocolate up front. Black without significant head. Roasty, and chocolate, aroma.