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 (10290) - 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.
JoeMcPhee (8534) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark black colour with a thick brown head that quickly dissipates. Fizzy carbonation. Metallic aroma, coffee, and a bit of chocolate. Mouthfeel is quite nice however. Coffee and chocolate flavour. Roasty with a bit of bitterness.
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown-black body with small beige head. Aroma is mild sweet, chocolate, some coffee, roasty, light smoke. Taste is mild up top, turns strong coffee with some chocolate, roasty, hint of smoke in finish. Light body, moderately smooth.
jsquire (3537) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark beer with a root beer float head. Sweet malt nose with some roasted grain and licorice. Surprisingly light body for the look of the beer. Some roasted coffee bitterness that coats the tongue in the finish. Some notes of licorice and fruit cake. Very tastey beer. Thanks to my Secret Santa.
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Via trade with Lubiere and Capflu. Deep brown in color with a tan head. Nice roasty aroma. Malty flavor, and sweet but finishes clean. Drinkable.