mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[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)
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Rastacouere (6153) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Easy-going, pleasant stout
Gentle fruity notes reminiscent of blueberries, but without the acidity. Fairly full-bodied, smooth carbonation. Rich chocolatey malt profile.
Not a whole lot of complexity, but the generous texture manages to compensate.
jercraigs (8276) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!"
Sammy (9239) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.