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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
[1429-20080531] Bottle. Mostly sweet grainy roast malt aroma has some red wine hints. Black body with a long-lasting brown bubbly head. Sweet roasted malt flavour has a dry finish. Full body. Nice balance of sweetness and roast.
(4T @ Mondial; Montreal, QC)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6004) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2008
In short: A highly roasted spongy chocolaty stout. Unfortunate light sign of infection in the bottle I tried
How: Bottle. Sample at Mondial de la Bière 2008
The look: Black body with a medium tan head
In long: Nose is roasted and a light vinegary touch (infection?). Taste is dominated by roasted malts with a spongy chocolate cake flavour. High roastiness level. Light fruity notes with no specific fruits. Again that vinegary sensation approaching wine vinegar, very light but annoying nonetheless. The beer is a solid stout but the bottle I sample had an early sign of infection. Too bad there was something wrong with the bottle I tried. I take that back it was the liquid inside and not the bottle that had a little problem, the bottle itself was an elongated glass container with a small hole at the top, a fine bottle really.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2008
Objectively speaking: Easy-going, pleasant stout
I like: Gentle fruity notes reminiscent of blueberries, but without the acidity. Fairly full-bodied, smooth carbonation. Rich chocolatey malt profile.
I dislike: Not a whole lot of complexity, but the generous texture manages to compensate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2008
2008-05-31. Pitch black body, nice creamy brown head. Lightly acid ashen touch to its roasty aroma. (7+) Dry roasty malt in the flavour, with a light ashen echo of the aroma, dry roast malt bitterness in the finish. Smooth medium palate is fairly effervescent. (3+) Pretty nice beer, but the character of the dry ashy roast does not endear itself to me as much as it might to others. Bottle, Mondial, Montreal, 4T<P>"Brave cheese explorer?... That sounds very noble!"

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8573) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2008
Apparently brought out of retirement after 1.5 years’ previous brewing, I enjoyed a good sample from a bottle at Mondial 2008. A strong coffee aroma. A sour taste, bold coffee, but a full and enjoyable stout, like an IS.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2006
My boss bought me a growler of this stuff when he was there tuesday night. Poura moslty black with a thin lasting tan head. Aroma is chocolate malts, light roast and hint os coffee- very clean and sharp. GOod chocolate and roasted malt character iwth light floral hoppiness, slightly sweet- caramel toffee and nuts, and a good hint of coffee as it warms a bit. Very smooth and easy drinking stout. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Pours black with little head. Smells of chocolate and cherries. It is very light for a stout, not carbonated much at all. Taste is mainly roasted with chocolate and tartness. Goes down smooth and is very drinkable except for the aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Rich and full, but still light and creamy. Well complimented chocolate and roast predominate and last till the end. Some hops are there but the malt take the forefront. A nice beige head sat on top. It is not a big stout, and it is not trying to be one, but is is quite full. I certainly hope that Neill makes this a regular.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2006
Ahh. I see Jim added this, thanks pal. This place has great brew, and this stout was very nice. Dark brown/black body, dark tan head. Nose was chocolate and roasts. Taste was very smooth and creamy, some roasted chocolate and some coffee. Lots of cream.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2006
Sampled at the brewery. This is the first in a series of four stouts, each named after one of the four horseman of the apocalypse. Dark brown in color with a good sized tan head. Mild roasted malt aroma, with some chocolate covered tart cherries. Flavor starts off with dark roasted malts and some dark chocolate before a nice lactic tartness comes in and finishes with a hint of coffee. Nice creamy mouthfeel you would normally associate with a bigger stout.


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