Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a thick black oily colour with hints of red in the light. Had a thick head that reminded me of chocolate mousse, but it did disappear too quickly. Very malty aroma and a v.v. good smell. Nice bitter edge to it and a chewy texture. Would have again!
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2006 Bottle. I like that one. Deep black color with ruby reflection and tan head. Smells of coffee and roasted malt. Taste of malt, roasted oats and dark chocolate (reminds me of a chocolate stout), good carbonation and bitterness, very good stout.
J’adore cette petite stout, je la savoure a chaque fois. D’une couleur noir opaque avec des reflets rouges et un collet brun mocha. L’odeur de cafe et de malt griller est tres perceptible. Au gout, elle est malte, avoine grille, chocolat noir (goute autant ou sinon plus que certaine stout au chocolat), bonne amertume et le niveau de gaz carbonique ets bien dose. Tres bonne stout.
TaktikMTL (6088) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 341 ml. Arôme: Présence de café torréfié, de caramel et de chocolat. Apparence: Couleur noire opaque. Petit col beige mousseux qui perdure. Bonne dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Légère touche de sucrée au début qui va en s’intensifiant. Durée de l’arrière goût moyen. Palette: Texture crèmeuse. Bizarrement je perçois en arrière goût une sensation de lait. (Rating #65)
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hummm !!! Very good !! Nice very dark beer with a brown frothy head. Aroma of yeast and coffee and very pleasant taste of roasted malt with a nice bitter finish. Very enjoyable.
collieman (191) - montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2004
4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
AHHHHHHH, now that’s a stout. DEATH TO THE WIGGET CAN! Bottle : pours a thick black, brown head small bubbles qucickly disapating. this is not you’re ol’ irish Faaders stout. Silk on the palate with some acid notes. No fule notes. Multi layerd flavour, Caramel Malt is the first taste, followed by burnt toffee, toasty chocolate - coffie, and the final nutty bitter taste, with a hint of sour apple and anise in every level. Aftertaste smokey, clean, beautiful. Best served at 6-8’C.
iguenard (9) - Ottawa Area, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2004 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toasted caramel malt aromas, cofee undertones and butterscotch accents. Fast dissappearing head of dark brown medium sized bubbles, very dark filtered colour, deep red, almost black.Toasted malt, burnt caramel-toffee tastes, takes a very long time to dissapear. The sides of the tongue tinge with a sour note.Tintilating on the tongue, tart and sour. Roasted caramel, the thickness hints on this very well. Very well crafted, though somewhat light bodied stout. Warm tempatures should make this beer more tasty, at 4’C the taste was too light, the roasted caramel took over the taste of the hops.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - NOV 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid beer. Almost totally opaque black with very little head. The nose is all roasted coffee. The flavour is much more suggestive of dark chocolate with somecoffee. Great smooth mouthfeel without too much carbonation.
PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clearly one underrated product and perhaps the best beer of Les Brasseurs du Nord.
The beer was Noire and had a proper head. Dark Chocolate, Roasted Coffee and Hints of licorice were definitely there!
This is amongst my favorite beers for this time of the season. It has something comforting, a bit like taking an afternoon tea.
Lubiere (10548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black with moka head. Chocolate , coffee and vanilla aroma , slightly burnt caramel in the nose. Not overly sweet , with chocolate, and peaty notes, lightly smoked in mid taste. Mild bitter finish. which lingers pleasantly. Light to medium bodied, but interesting marriage of choclate and smoked. Been a while i didnt try the Noire, and my feel is, most Boreale products have gone up in quality.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black with a light brown head. Nice aroma of chocolate, perhaps some coffee. Milky texture, with some roasted flavors.