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Hopfenstark Greg American Foreign Harvest Stout
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Brewed by Hopfenstark
Style: Foreign Stout
L’Assomption, Canada

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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With freshly harvested hops.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3021) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
Bottle - 750ml. Opaque black body with low carbonation and a thin beige creamy head. Strong, complex malty/hoppy aroma with chocolate and roasty hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Robust, well balanced hoppy taste with malty, roasted coffee, plummy, and brown sugar notes. Ends with a long, sharp hoppy/roasty finish. Very well done!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (2987) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2011
Glass, 5 ounces, during the 2011 Festibière de Québec, savoured on September 2 2011; eye: black, opaque, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head; nose: roasted malt, vanilla, dark chocolate, light burnt malt; mouth: roasted malt, vanilla, dark chocolate, light burnt malt, hint of hops, finale in roasted malt with presence of alcohol, full body, good carbonation, lightly bitter, harsh texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Verre, 5 onces, durant le Bières et saveurs de Chambly, savourée le 2 septembre 2011; œil : noire, opaque, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige; nez : malt rôti, vanille, chocolat noir, léger malt brûlé; bouche : malt rôti, vanille, chocolat noir, léger malt brûlé, âcreté, pointe de houblon, finale en malt torréfié avec présence d’alcool, corsée, bonne carbonatation, légèrement amère, texture rugueuse; en résumé : bien bon

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (2942) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
On tap at the montréal location, deep black color, with a tan head, nice mild mocha, cocoa, chocolate praline nose, with some light burnt dark fruit, burnt bran muffin, grainy roasted, black, chocolate, toasted, wheat cereal maltiness accents, with faint earthy tobacco, green floral hop note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good smooth vanilla, mochais, cocoa, chocolate cake, semi-sweet chocolate baking bar, mild sweet cold coffee character, with some nice light roasted, black, chocolate malty, roasted ground coffee bean, kind of burnt wood barrel, burnt bran miffin, dark molasses flavours, leading towards a mild burnt chocolate, black coffee, grainy roasted, toasted maltiness, leafy hop earthiness, roasty bitterness finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2768) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
On tap @ L’Hermite (Victoriaville). Dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, nuts and grains. Taste is about the same with a slight hoppy finish. Not too sweet. Medium body. Ok Foreign Stout, but nothing exceptionnal.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Sweet and sugary stout. Like a coffee. Chocolate and even fruity notes. Tasty. Fluffy cotton candy aroma. Really good. Had this on draft at the Hopfenstark brewpub.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2528) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2012
On tap at Tap and Mallet. Black with a frothy brown head. Herbal nose, almost minty. Full body, but so easy to drink. Nice cocoa flavor, bold palate. This is a great harvest stout. The combination of the stout intensity and the clean freshness of the hops is amazing. Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2503) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
Drank on tap (12 oz) at Le St. Bock in Montreal, on October 30, 2010. Burnt brown, thin beige head. Barley malt aroma with notes of sweet chocolate, a bit hoppy. Taste of malted barley, a good combination of cocoa and bitter hops, very warm in the mouth. Finaly an harvest ale that I realy like, with some black IPA and some stout!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Spab (2389) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2010
On cask at Volo Cask Days 2010. Pours a slightly reddish dark brown with tan head. Aroma is hop-forward on top of roast, anise and chocolate. Flavour is more stout-like with sweet chocolate, licorice and roast malt up front giving way to fresh hops yielding a very nice lingering bitter finish. My favourite beer of the day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2227) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Black pour with an off-white head. Aroma holds a lot of really nice complex smoke and earth. Flavor holds a lot more smoke, but not a ton of complexity. Still a good drinkable palate and very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2185) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Draft at Pro Pig. Pours a rich black color with a khaki finger of foam. Roasted chocolate, smooth creamy mouthfeel, touches of coffee and dark fruit. Long roast on the finish with a touch of grassy bitterness.


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