Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly black body with an off white head. Light creme and vanilla a bit sweet with chocolate, licorice, and light coffee tones. Creamy and minerals with a drying finish. Nice.
Metalchopz (2014) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally rated November 2005. Pours a pitch black colour with no sign of ruby highlights. The brown head is thick, creamy, foamy and fizzy with great retention. Smells hints of caramel, roasted malts and molasse. Bitterness throughout with a smooth finish. Then, bitterness comes around in the background. Smoky notes in there too, and not sweet at all, nor too dry. More on the coffee side, than on the chocolat side. Great generic stout with a smooth taste and a good alcohol content.
godofsky (264) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341ml bottle. pours almost black with a thick tan head that quickly fades. leaves minimal lacing. aroma is roasted malts and some faint notes of chocolate. taste is all chocolate. a little thin and watery for my liking, but at $7.99 for a 6 pack it’s a good beer for when you’re with your casual beer drinking friends.
sseb69 (1360) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2011 Bouteille 341 ml. 5.5%. Couleur noire, mousse beige. Arôme de malt grillé, chocolat noir et café. Goût de chocolat noir et espresso. Onctueuse en bouche, bonne. Finale sans réelle amertume. Très douce en bouche. Excellente. Un classique
MXD (303) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with shades of ruby, forms a somewhat bubbly tan head. Aroma of nuts, chocolate and fruits (black cherries). Taste is still very chocolatey, but suprisingly roasty and smoky as well. A little watery for a stout (not that it tastes water at all -- it’s just a little thin). Pretty round finish. Noticeable sweetness. I wouldn’t call it an everyday beer at all, but an everyday stout?
DerWeg (1419) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep dark brown color and tan cap look the part. Aroma is mainly fruity with phenols suggesting spice. Taste is closer to sweet stout, showing fruit and dark sugars, very measured roast and coffee character, a bit of earthy spice. Is arguably a bit watery. A light-bodied quaffer for the toe-dippers.
RickTStiles (626) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours oily black with a creamy tan head head and nice lacing. Aroma is pure chocolate. Flavor is coffee and cream. Warm, sweet finish. Nice.
SlovakSniper (2510) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Liquide noir avec une belle mousse beige. Nez et bouche de malt rôti, de cacao, de café et touche de vanille. Présence de fumée et de réglisse en cours de dégustation. Le liquide est de densité moyenne à forte et sa texture est soyeuse. Petite amertume. En résumé, agréable.
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a dark robe and a beige foamy head that is quickly gone. Chocolate aromas with notes of butterscotch and toffey. Very smooth and silky with a vanilla finish.
JoeinEscazú (1325) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - FEB 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought at the Brussels Christmas market, of all places. Nice looking black beer with brown head. Nose has an even roastiness, pleasant blackberry note, and a faint acrid sourness that is something like coffee left on the burner a little too long. Nice balanced taste, lightly sweet with a fair bitterness, round and smooth flavor. A bit thin, could use more character, but very quaffable.