DerWeg (1564) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2013 Alcohol, coffee and roasty dark malt converge in this black monster. 750ml pours a good frothy dark head. Aroma is a bit muted, sweet fruit and dark malts. Catching some vanilla on the long, dry, roasty-acrid-alcohol finish. Grassy hop. Coffee flavor is very good. Palate is a bit undecided - thankfully not sticky with malt, but also not very creamy and therefore a touch thin - not quite Péché in the feel. I do like the effort, and will return to the bottle for any further notes. Thanks GLB! - rerate - cooling and resting the bottle produces a silkier palate, hiding the bold alcohol a tiny bit and improving overall by one tick.
Minderbinder (2634) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with low beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, ashes. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, some acidity. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Slightly sticky on the lips. Overall: Good. Well balanced. Nicely "drinkable" considering specs.
tom10101 (4031) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750 ml). From enoland, thanks! Split 3-ways.
Appearance: Black with a medium easy to revive dark reddish-brown head and some lacing.
Aroma: A lot of vanilla, espresso beans, caramel, cocoa powder and light fruitiness.
Taste: A bit acidic at first (coffee-like acidity) followed by vanilla, caramel, espresso beans, cocoa powder and light coffee bitterness. Moderate sweetness.
Palate: Light-ish / medium body with a moderate to medium carbonation. Tasty vanilla and espresso bean finish with a mild lingering roastiness.
Overall: The vanilla and the espresso beans are exceptionnally well preserved after 2 years. Really tasty. Alcohol is well hidden. It lacks a bit of body, but other than that it’s a really impressive stout.
JulienHuxley (4323) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep black pour with a few bubbles of tan foam. Aroma is really nice, nice roasty coffee, light vanilla, chocolate. Taste is nice light sour roastiness but really good rich desserty vanilla-caramel flavor, light coffee flavor. Palate is med-full bodied with light carbonation. Nice stuff.
swoopjones (6986) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample at Crabapples bottle share. really nice stout, aged well. chocolate, vanilla , coffee in both aroma & flavor. smooth mouthfeel, complex flavor, nice
Christpuncher (2093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a stellar stout from Great Lakes. Tastes like an awesome cup of coffee. Had this at gale street inn. Pours a dark brown almost black.
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pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth sweet and coffee predominate, drinks a little boozy but finishes with a strong cocoa bite
Johnsense (1016) - - SEP 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a thin head. Vanilla latte, coffee beans, roasted malt aroma. Taste, coffee and milk, vanilla, roast, dark chocolate, chocolate syrup. Thick full body.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[4909-20121031] Tap. Roasted nutty charred dry wood aroma has a hint of vanilla. Black body with a quick foamy tan head. Boozy chocolate coffee syrupy and thick sweet roasty everything flavour. Full body. (8/3/7/4/15) 3.7
(@ Bar Hop, Toronto, ON)
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blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at ’Project X’ at Wvrst, Nov. 8. Pours black with a nice average size long-lasting creamy light-brown head. Aroma has lots of chocolate backed by roasted malt and vanilla -- but it’s mostly chocolate. Flavour is super chocolaty along with roasted malt and vanilla. Medium bodied. Creamy mouthfeel. Sweet but excellent.