swoopjones (5253) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask Days 2011, dark black pour, tan beige head, lots of bubbles. Lots of roast & lots of bitterness. Extremely balanced, smooth, Great stout
garthicus (2570) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask. Appearance: dark black, small brown head. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, quite milky, tanned leather. Flavour: toasty malt, lots of chocolate & leather. Black coffee & mocha. Simple & lovely.
rederic (2857) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black color, with a thick tan head, yeasty, mild roasted, black, chocolate malt, coffee nose, with some chocolate cake, chocolate milk, cocoa accents, with a hint of burnt bran muffins in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity, burnt fruitcake, roasted coffee bean, roasty, chocolate, black, toasted malt character with a soft earthy tobbaco, tea leaf, flowery grassy, leafy hoppy backbone, and some faint lemon peel zestiness, leafy mintiness undertones, with some light vanilla, dark bitter chocolate, burnt chocolate chip cookie notes, leading towards a chocolatey, roasty maltiness, vanilla, good lingering leafy, grassy hop bitterness finish.
yespr (29437) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and slight spiced. Thick liqourice, dark roasted malty and light chocolate. Smooth, roasted and bitter dry finish.
rodenbach99 (2943) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Verre de dégustation au DDC. Bière noire avec une belle couche de mousse brune. La nez est complexe avec des notes de café et de vanille. Il est classique pour une stout avec aussi de la torréfaction. La bouche est bien sucrée, cette bière semble liquide et mince. Le café rôti et les grains grillés dominent les saveurs. Un bon foreign extra stout. 6/10
SlovakSniper (2756) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Sample at DDC) Deep black in color. Medium brown head with good retention. Aromas are structured around roasted malts, burnt notes, dark cacao and sweet caramel. Taste is more on fresh ground coffee and pure chocolate. Body is enough full with soft carbonation and nice creamy texture. The finish is roasty and bitter. I need to drink this beer again.
czar (3683) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2013 on tap. pitch black with a medium dark beige head, excellent retention and lacing. tons of roasted-smokiness, dark complex malts, bitter chocolate, some vanilla, and smoke again, hint of sweetness. soft carbonation, full body. does it really get any better?
robinvboyer (2832) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub
Black pour with a rocky mocha head. Sweet malty aroma, some lactic notes, and some dry fruit. Thick mouthfeel, low carb. Subtly sweet cocoa finish with a light lacic finish.
Lubiere (9327) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark stout with a thick brown head, lacing. In aroma, superb muskey coffee and chocolate, light soysauce, nice. In mouth, a smooth bitter chocolate, silky, light vanilla, alcohol, rich and smooth. On tap at Mondiale 2011, June 10 2011.
Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice medium off-white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with light sugar notes with some black chocolate and some light aromatic coffee. Taste is an easy drinking mix between some black chocolate with notes of coffee and lactose. Body is about average with a somewhat creamy texture and some good carbonation. Well brewed with dryness offset by nice amount of lactose notes.