MartinT (7321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet ground coffee beans topple roastiness and fruity esters. Soy sauce protrudes once in a while, everything is faint and tame.
A frail body manages to lend coffee beans and milky sweetness. Feeble roasty bitterness is lifted in the back, alongside mineral notes. Not bad, but not good either.
An empty room.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fête Bières et Saveurs 2005. Robe noire surmontée d’une mousse brune persistente. Arômes de chocolat sucré. Saveurs de café et de malt. Crémeuse.
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Decent dark robe, but really not much head retention, and lacked the slickness that I enjoy in this style.
Smoky, definately plenty of roasted malt in the nose, nevertheless it also had an oxidized "wet penny" smell.
The body on this Beer reminds me more of a Schwartzbier (sp?) than a stout. Yeah, roasted malt, but way too light, and the oxidization made it taste like licking a spoon, especially through the bottom half of my sample.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
660mL, 5% ABV: Deep charcoal hued, at first raising a nice light brown head. It doesn’t lace and completely disappears after minutes though. It leaves us with smelling as the only option. Very light overall profile. Chocolate, roastiness on a oily olive tray. Juicy palate with grape and blackberries undertones, tobacco and coffeeish acidic and roasty flavors quickly overcome as it dries. Light bodied, fair carbonation. Leaves a synthetic roastiness feel lingering. I still don’t dig sourish stouts. A bit dull.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep black ale with a light chocolate malt aroma. Decent chocolate malt with a rather weak body. Still , a decent porter (dont think this is a stout).
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color with brown hues, thin head. Decent coffee aroma. Decent coffee flavor with a small bitter finish that leaves the mouth dry. Light to medium body. Lacks body and character.