JulienHuxley (2949) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub’s anniversary party. Dark pour, creamy tan head. Nice dry grain aromas, very roasted, hops, toasted nuts, some coffee. Taste is well balanced for a strong stout. Slight grainy sweetness easily leveled by the hops and toast flavors. Palate is just creamy enough to coat the inside of the mouth, very enjoyable.
GRM (2939) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
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
rederic (2901) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
tom10101 (2664) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
kaser (2541) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Ron (2460) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Quevillon (2453) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
Spab (2301) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
craftycarl21 (2208) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Lukaduke (2067) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.