neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Cask Days 2011 at Hart House, served in an English pint glass. Pours black with a rocky, tan head that remains and leaves a small amount of lace. The nose has coffee and roast malts, with a touch of herbs and hops. The flavour is lightly sweet and moderately bitter throughout, with pine and roasted malts. On the palate, it is medium-full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is an excellent stout as one might expect from this brewer. A very nice herbal accent throughout kept it interesting. 2011-10-30
Lanchester (183) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint on tap at DDC. Pours jet black with a bubbly and dimpled mocha-colored head...quite formidable looking. If chocolate covered hops were to exist, this beer may very well represent that creation, a bold, earthy and resinous scent. Roasted and chocolaty malts vie for attention against a prominent hop character; finishes bitter and green with lingering pleasant hop aromatics. Smooth on the palate, the carbonation lends an ever-so-slight prickliness in the mouth. A hop-lovers stout for sure, while being balanced enough to remain sessionable.
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011-10-30. Black body with a small frothy tan head. 3+ Fairly bitter, hoppy flavour, herbal-anise like flavour. Lingering green hop bitterness in the finish. 7+ Similar aroma, green leafy hop profile, very light herbal touche. 7+ Medium plus palate. Pretty decent. Cask Days 2011, Toronto
swoopjones (5987) - 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 (2693) - 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 (2987) - 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 (31470) - 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 (3183) - 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 (3219) - Out Of This World, 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 (4508) - 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?