PhillyCraft (3166) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle compliments of Tommy, pours pitch black with medium khaki head, light to medium sporadic lacing. Aromas of espresso, dark cocoa, roast, coffee bean, cereal malt, licorice, nougat candybar, pumpernickel and vanilla bean. Body is medium to full with good carbonation. Finishes lightly bitter which is perfect for the style. Flavor lingers for a minute yo. Exceptional stout from French Canada.
haukur (1282) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Label is a bit messy so I have no idea how old this is. Black with a dark brown tone when looked upon in a light. Cocoa is dominant in the aroma, slight whisker of vanilla, coffee and dark chocolate. Bitter when it hits the tongue, huge sense of coffee when it hits the mouth. Finish is medium bitter, a bit on the dry side. Very pleasantly surprised just how far away from sweet this is. This is very good considering it is quite small in abv.
Jmar33 (152) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Wow this is good! super smooth body with perfectly balanced roast flavours. The additives work so well in this. Up there with the Peche Mortel.
yiannnos (851) - , CYPRUS - AUG 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour. Chocolate and vanilla aroma and flavour, roasted malts, a very nice stout
Patricksf78 (2) - - AUG 1, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Might be the best stout on the planet. Pefect balance between dark malt vanilla and chocolate.
Shark_Pants (162) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours jet black into a tulip glass with a nice 2 finger coffee head that slowly dissipates. Incredible aromas of vanilla and mocha coffee. The vanilla is very upfront in the taste, balanced extremely well with the coffee and chocolate flavours. Great balance of sweet and bitter/dry too. Nice full body for a supposed non-imperial stout. Magnificent beer that I find myself coming back to time and again.
kathouse (983) - Nevada, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
After careful consideration, I concluded that drinking this beer with a cold is a dumb idea. I can smell the cocoa but it loses it’s complexity. Picked up the coffee dryness, full body, and warm vanilla. No fruit or bourbon. I’m going to have to try this again.
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours hazy black with tan head Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, vanilla, molasses, hops. Tastes very complex, with notes of roasty dark malt, cacao, dark choc, hops, and a dense finish. This is an incredible stout.
txitxi40230 (79) - - JUN 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bière de grande qualité , belle bouteille , comme toujours avec les canadiens de dieu du ciel... Un petit Regal..
PriorL (1760) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Moeder Lambic. Shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: chocolate, coffee, lots of vanilla.
TASTE: chocolate, lots of vanilla, not completely balanced, but nice for it’s ABV.
Has lots and lots of taste!
Weezel (187) - Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great beer and the way the flavors interact and marry is something to marvel. Great aromas of coffee, vanilla, roasted malt and some chocolate. As good as the aroma is, the taste really shines. A slight hop bitterness welcomes the sip, which leads to the creamy vanilla and chocolate, each in balance. Coffee kicks in midway through the sip and the carbonation lifts it all welcoming another fantastic return.