Eructoblaster (2744) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours an opaque black body with lowcarbonation and an average brown creamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with roasted cereals hints. Alcohol is perfectly hidden. Its hoppy taste is sharp and complex. It carries roasty, herbal, coriander, and plummy notes. Ends with a long, robust hoppy/roasty finish. Awesome!
TheJester (1651) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. What a bizarre combination of ingredients, and it doesn’t work as spectacularly as one may think. Stout in colour, with a nice brown head. The mild aroma is fruity and a little green. And it doesn’t taste as dark as it looks; fruit, sweetish, minty hops, a touch of chocolate. Not much barnyard in the aroma or flavour. Medium body, medium-low carbonation.
Zenwolf (267) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Loved this one, very cool blend of a Imperial Stout and a Belgian.. my two favorite styles. This was a real treat. Poured chewy and black with a lot of fizz. Dark woods, spice, dark chocolate, and dark fruits in the nose. Roasted malt, slight spice and semi-sweet chocolate in the taste. The Saison yeast is present and a great balance for the robust heavy elements of the Imperial Stout characteristics. A great brew indeed!
robinvboyer (2763) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at the brewpub.
Pitch black pour, very active carbonation. Aroma of roasted malt, and some light fruitiness. Flavor is pretty much all roasted malt, with some more light fruits, and a touch of funk from the saison yeast.
craftycarl21 (2075) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Vermont Brewfest 2010. Black pour with a thick, foamy light beige head. Aroma is absolutely full of creamy lactic notes, walnut, yeast, pumpernickel, chocolate, and caramel-- fantastic on the nose. Flavor is also very malty, but the saison aspect of the beer adds a brilliant level of dough and light fruitiness. Palate is rich and coats the mouth, but extremely smooth. One of the best beers of the Brewfest.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour reveals a pitch black color with a medium light brown head. Solid aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, spices and hops. Very good flavor of roasted malt, chocolate spices and hops, also there’s a pleasant dryness and some bitterness. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. This is very good and quite original.
GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste on tap at the mondial de la biere 2010...
Aroma:Fruity and rosted malt....
Flavor:Rosted malt,sour and floral....
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mondial de la bière Montréal 2010
Aroma mid fruit with creamy hint , low hop , hint of citrus with some darker hints behind.
Appearance black with sade of brown. Creamy mid top.
Flavour and Palate Mid bodied ale with frontal black malts supported by alcohol. Clean work is presented. saison yeast ease things up making more enjoyable.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at DDC. Pours a nice deep dark woody brown nearing black with a nice frothy tight off beige head. Aroma is big roasty malts, chocolate nuttiness, and a light phenolics saison yeast character- but it definitely seems like more of an imperial stout here with a bit more airy Belgian kick to it. Flavor is burnt chocolate, nuts, toasted malts, light caramel sweetness, roast, licorice is pretty big overall, anise seeds, oily and light leather phenolics towards the end to perk it up a bit and keep it from being too dark and harsh- mostly easy to drink and a smooth moderately sweet finish. Seems like more of an imperial stout than saison or Belgian strong ale. Still good though.
Diogène (1056) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Mondial de la bière 2010. Pitch black with a medium mocha head with great retention. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, herbs, spices and alcohol. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, herbs, spices and alcohol with a bitter finish.