strowlands8 (170) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly plain stout but pretty good. A lot of roasted malt. Not much depth in the flavour but it is good. Not great but good.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2264-20090607] Sample. Chocolatey roast aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy mocha head. Nutty roast malt flavour. Full body is a bit rough. Really fresh, surprisingly great stout when cold.
(1T @ Mondial 2009; Montreal, QC)
bedainedebiere (500) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In Québec, you can get it for 7,99$ per 6-pack. Still, it is one of Québec’s finest stout, another good brew from that former microbrewer, that success has not corrupted yet. Very well-balanced stout, with high carbonation, rich texture in bottle (I remember liking it a lot on tap many years ago) and appropriate dominant coffee taste, with notes of chocolate and licorice, as they say, but it is the pretty intense bitterness of that beer that makes me like it very much. At least as good then the St.Ambroise Oatmeal Stout, just with their own personnalities.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Deppaneur Rahmann. Pours a deep jet black with a very hefty mocha head. Aroma is sweet with dark fruit and chocolate. Thin bodied with a lot of roast coming through. Roasted bitter finish. Nothing exceptional, but not too shabby either. With a little thicker body this would be pretty strong.
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2009 Bottle, really dark color, head a bit small but still there. Hard to find distinctive aroma (for my unexperimented nose). I would say roasted malt. Flavor would be light sweet. Nothing really distinctive about this beer. Well balanced. Rating no 5, 2009/02/01.
Re-rate 090621. Aroma is big roasted malt. Some coffee as well. Taste is roasted malt. A bit smoke maybe. This is roasted malt all around. Body felt a bit thin for my taste. Some sweetness not too much. Refreshing. Aroma 5 to 7. Flavor 5 to 7. Overall 12 to 14.
martin21 (155) - Quebec city, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2008
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Manque definitivement de corps et de saveurs de grains rotis... une Boreale rousse plus foncee?
Definitely, this stout lack in body and roasted grain aroma.
Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 341 ml. Une biere de couleur noir avec un moyen collet moyennement collant de couleur brun pale. Odeur de chocolat, soupcon fumé, toast, café bruler. Gout de chocolat, un peu d’épices et noix.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black, light brown foamy head
Dark chocolate, roasted malts, freshly ground coffee beans, milk
Very rich mouthfeel, nice bitter balance and just a tad sweet, Medium body
Roasted malts, cocoa, nutty
Notes: pleasently surprised... a very rich complete stout.
Nuffield (3547) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big cascade effect--so slowly moving--absolutely lovely! Vanilla, light roast, not great aroma. Fluffy, rollicking, very soft palate. Notes of nuts and vanilla. Light bitterness. A decently drinkable beer for what it is but not within the style. (on tap, Montreal Beer Festival, 2008).
pforei (338) - USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Fripon, Old Montreal. Black body with decent brown head. Raosted ashiness with chocoloate and brown sugar. Slight tartness towards finish.