VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 341 ml bottle into a pint. A very dark ale with a beige, thin head. Low retention. Tastes extremely chocolatey and caffeish, with a good bitter, dark coffee taste. Has a very persistent, lingering maltey chocolate after-taste. Texture could gain from being thicker, yet it is a very good, widely available and usually very reasonably-priced stout.
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
341ml bottle, 5.5% a/v, received as a gift from my brother.
Pours a lovely oily black, with a nice chestnut brown head. The aroma is of chocolate, espresso and nuts as well as some warming alcohol. The taste is very well balanced and perfect for a cool day. Nuts, espresso, chocolate and some dark stone fruit notes. Very impressive and tremendously well balanced. The palate is quite full and the taste stays with you for a long time. Great choice bro!
GRM (3214) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample, draught, savoured on May 28 2011; eye: black, nitrogen effect, nice creamy head, light lacing; nose: roasted malt, dark chocolate, liquorice, burnt malt; mouth: roasted malt, dark chocolate, liquorice, burnt malt, molasses, finale in roasted malt with presence of molasses, medium body, average carbonation, light sourness, slight lactic, creamy texture; overall: quite good
Échantillon, en fût, Festibière de Gatineau, savourée le 28 mai 2011; œil : noire, effet azote, belle mousse crémeuse, légère dentelle; nez : malt torréfié, chocolat noir, réglisse, malt brûlé; bouche : malt torréfié, chocolat noir, réglisse, malt brûlé, mélasse, finale en malt torréfié avec présence de mélasse, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, légère aigreur, très léger lactique, texture crémeuse; en résumé : bien bon
AlainG (1408) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2011 Bière noire au col beige présentant des arômes de torréfaction et de café. Simple, crémeuse, elle évoque la mélasse. C’est un très bon stout.
DeanF (1746) - Nunavut, CANADA - DEC 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of fish, alcohol, grape skins. Pours with a beautiful brown-beige head and a ruby-black body. Extra points for the small baggy of roasted malts, which means this one gets a perfect score in the appearance department! Taste is a huge chocolate sunday rush with a coffee finish. Palate is a little too sweet for my liking, though. This is a very good stout, nonetheless.
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 (2533) - 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 (274) - 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 (1625) - 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 (304) - 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?