HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (660ml). Opaque black pour, solid creamy tan head. Very pleasant aroma, medium roast coffee malt, mild sour cherry and dry herbal hops. Taste is also pleasant, creamy chocolate-cherry, nice mild roast, quick soft finish. Light carbonation and body, a little acidity, no aftertaste - I thought this was pretty damned good, but my bottle is a least a year old, mayb some aging helped it out.
EtownEraser (63) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours pitch black poor with an almost non-existant brown head. Aromas of chocolate milk, yeast, a hint of licorice and roasted malts. Very thin bodied... water like... extremely dissapointing
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2008 ***RE-RATE***
Shared with Pyrozoid
Pitch black poor, thing brown head.
Brown sugar, ashes, hints of coffee and molasses
Chalky, lightly sweet, nicely bitter (long lasting)
Ash, smoked cedar, chick pees...
Notes: Lack of body... not bad overall.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Milk chocolate aroma, roast coffee, malt, deepest brown, small cappuccino head. Sour, sweet chocolate taste, loads of hops. Sour/sweet, bitter. Alright.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Deep black body with a ring of tanned head. Aroma of raisins, sweet red plums, green leafy pine, and faint chocolate. Flavour and mouthfeel are quite thin - yeasty chocolate is mildly subdued, along with sweet roast and toffee.
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 660 ml
Neat dark brown, fine creamy top.
Sweet brown malts with hints of roast. Light acidic vinous nose.6+
Medium light bodied. Dry roast, burnt coffee yet all mad shallow and weakly. Coffee at edges. Clean work , a bit to much carbonation.
GRM (3424) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught, sample, at the Bières et saveurs festival (Chambly), trip with Dum et Jean-Sébastien, purchased on September 2 2006; eye: black with espresso head; nose: roasting, coffee, black chocolate; mouth: light and creamy bitterness, lactic hint, roasting, slightly acrid, thin, lightly sweet and bitter
En fût, échantillon, bue au festival Bières et saveurs (Chambly), voyage avec Dum et Jean-Sébastien, acheté le 2 septembre 2006; oeil : noire avec mousse espresso; nez : torréfaction, café, chocolat noir; bouche : légère amertume crémeuse et filet lactique, torréfaction, petit côté âcre, mince, légèrement sucrée et amère
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black color with smallish light tan head. Aroma has chocolate, cream, slightly nutty, faint sherry notes with cherry. Flavor is roasty, hint of burnt coffee and caramel.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2006
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Roasted malts evoke coffee and cocoa-like chocolate in the biscuity aroma with mild underlying grape-like fruity esters. Opaque black body is topped by a decent, though fizzy, tan head that recedes rapidly to a thin partial cover and ring and completely shortly thereafter. Grapes are apparent in the flavour but pleasantly married to a biscuity malt character and plenty of roasted malts and powdery chocolate. Sweetness becomes cloying after a while. Medium body with shortlived carbonation that leaves the body feeling rather flat. While perhaps not great, this is at least drinkable. American pint glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle (Peluso, Jan-05).
Quevillon (2728) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pas mauvais mélange de chocolat et de café, un peu amère au goût. Pas pire ça!