DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours a near black color with hints of ruby red, a nice but small tanned head and moderate lacing. The aroma is a bit strange with chocolate, malt, coffee, lacticness and nuts in the aroma....i mean... NUTS??? The flavor is medium to full bodied and super lactic. Generally smooth with a silky mouthfeel. Some hints of chocolate grainyness, lactic qualities and perhaps caramel sweetness. Dry cottonmouth finish with coffee beans and that typical plastic finish I’ve come to expect with foreign stouts. More or less enveloping flavor, but it doesnt develop as much as I’d like it too...and once again, what is up with lactic foreign stouts????
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet chocoate, vanilla, lavender and red licorice in the aroma. Opaque brown body with low tan head that recedes to ring. Chocolate and strawberry flavours with a lactic character and mild roasty bitterness. Medium-ful body with low carbonation and fair alcohol warming. Bottle (trade, Dec-04) sampled with MartinT, Oivier_MTL and Rastacouere. Thanks, Degarth!
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Couleur brune foncés aux reflets rouge-brun vêtu d’une faible mousse blanche tacheté. Réglisse rouge, framboises et chocolat économique sont assemblés ensemble par une fine couche de colle à plastique. Axé vers le malt, chocolat, plutôt sucré en bouche et définitivement certaines vapeurs de produits synthétiques. Corps d’épaisseur allant vers mince, légère carbonatation, étalement court. Une éphémère plaisance nasale.
Rastacouere (6123) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep ruby brown, no head at all. Anise and chocolate aroma has a minty edge to it, aftereight reminiscent as well as herbal, maple and lactic undertones. Darkish malts are sweet and caramelised on the palate, mint is still a factor while the roastiness reminds of coffee. Not quite as balanced as most, it feels like a low weight, light carbonation, fairly light body, fading flavours.
MartinT (7760) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet molasses on morning toast are always fun. Alcohol with candy fumes are often intruging. A tease of dark chocolate without delivery is rarely satisfying.
A drop of caramel in the chocolate milk. Nutty sweetness remains low-profile, as roastiness gains from the svelte body. A good offering, but apparently tired and about to turn in early.
I am told that cocooning is gaining in popularity.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown body with a red tint. Thin tan head. Rummy aroma with grainy notes and tartness. Molasses-y flavor with tart grain husks. Baker’s chocolate finish. Nasty stuff.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 25, 2005
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a very dark brown, small off white head. Aroma of rum, molasses and a little chocolate. Flavor is flat, more molasses, rum acidic, not a big fan. Thanks to 1FastSTI for sharing.
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is dark chocolate and dark rum. The appearance is a black red body with a tan head that mostly stays and has pretty good lacing. The flavor is strong. Almost acedic in quality. Bitter coffee, rum, and chocolates. Medium full mouthfeel. Kinda flat and dry.
MIBRomeo (2541) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a deep drak color w/ a small tan head that laces ok. Aroma reminds me of a rum and coke lots of cheap rum smell some light malt nothing else comes out over ther rum scent. Palate is pretty middle of the road. Taste is like a bad rum and coke overly sweet w/ an odd bitterness and a nasty shit rum flavor. Overall I wouldn’t drink this again.
At least it’s a new country to have rated.. thanks Blake.
caesar (4976) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark cloudy color, short brown head. Aroma of black chocolat, some roasted malt, some coffee, bit salty. Sweet and bitter taste, malty. Nice brew.