Quevillon (2729) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bu au Mondial de la bière 05. Buzzzzzz! Ça c’est une mouche qui ne me dérange pas du tout. Un bon goût chocolaté, pas trop épais, "fun" à boire.
Lubiere (11589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black porter with a dark moka head. Smoked peat and chocolate in aroma. Good chocolate malt with very light smokeyness. A bit thinner then expected but very good. On tap at Mondial 2005.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
MIBF ’05: Brown with a small tan head, smokey chocolate aroma with some carcoal, full bodied. sticky gritty mouthfeel, lively carbonation, starts and ends lightly sweet.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
MIBF ’05 Dark brown with ruby highlights in color with a small light tan head. Smoked malt aroma,malty,chocolate and roasted malt.
radiomgb (2560) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Deep brown in colour with a lingering tan coloured head long lacing. The aroma was nice and smoky (campfire, bacon), burnt caramel and some sweet chocolate. The flavour was quite smoky, woody, light hot chocolate. some sweetness and a bit of roast. Creamy, full mouthfeel, full bodied, medium/high carbonation. Finished with a long and lingering smoked meat greatness. Another great beer from Jean-François Gravel.
rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at dieu du ciel, deep black hue with creamy tan-colored head, leaving good lacing, smoky aroma, burnt malt, coffee, chocolate aroma follows through on a medium-bodied smoky palate, chocolate malt, burnt malt, dark coffee, hint of oilyness, in smoky dark malt bitterness finish.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub, followed by more samples at the Mondia.l Dense black witha lasting bit of dark beige head and thick lacing...moderate smoky sweetness envelops a deep roasty porter character in the nose, chocolate appearing with warmth...body full of dense barbecue-smoky wood, a bit of acidic tartness...smoke really comes out near room temperature, but the mouthfeel is never overly cloying or sugary despite the thick malt and bbq textures...excellent.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at le Mondial de la bière 2005. Deep black pour with tiny brown hues and a thin light brown head. Strong aroma of smoked and roasted malt. Interesting flavor of smoked and roasted malt with a mild bitter finish. The flavor doesn’t stand out as much as the aroma but it’s still very acceptable. The body is light to medium, the texture dry and carbonation moderate.
ClarkVV (4646) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the brewpub and at the fest June 2005. Chocolate, caramel brown body, with some darker brown notes mixed in. Opaque/cloudy with a small beige head, rapidly receding to cover then ring. Aroma smells of smoked malt and more specifically, woody, oily, dry, charred smoked malt, with less salty, beef and pork smoke character than your typical Schlennie offering. Bits of chocolate and coffee break in, with a bit of molasses or lightly sweet brown-sugar. Flavor is sweet and smokey, like maple cured turkey bacon, wet coffee rinds, chocolate and dry pine wood. Honey sweet malt sugariness on the end, with an easygoing milk chocolatiness and a touch of drying roast. Watery consistency to the texture with the body seemingly broken up by unusually large bubbles, too watery ultimately. Low carbonation. Still, the fact that they smoked their own malt really impresses me. Hard to give a palate score on this for me, a perfect balance for the flavor, in my mind, but an overly watery consistency.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draught. deep brown body nearing black with a small mocha coloured head. huge smoke character is dominant in the aroma with notes of ham. peat malt flavour and roasted malt. moderate tingling carbonation. I think it was a little bit lacking in flavour and could have had a bit more complexity.