Lubiere (10294) - 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).
Sammy (8850) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Some stout taste held back. Liek licorice, agree with Goldenrak that’s its better classified as a shwartzbeer. A home brew club try. Good water. Finishable.Overcarbonated.Thin, watery, fizzy,
MartinT (8024) - 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.
Radek Kliber (6519) - 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.
Rastacouere (6136) - 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.
HogTownHarry (6127) - 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.
TaktikMTL (5941) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bouteille de 660 ml achetée à la Cave à Bière (St-Jovite, QC). Arôme: Odeur de café torréfié et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Absence de col et de dentelle (?). Saveur: Goût de café torréfié et de chocolat. La durée de l’arrière goût est moyenne. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. L’effervescence en bouche est moyenne. Présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #366)
Boutip (4828) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a large foamy head with OK retention and some good lacing. Aroma of light black chocolate and some medium coffee. Taste is also dominated by average notes of black chocolate and some dry coffee notes. Body is too light for style with good carbonation. I guess this is OK thought it does lack some character.
czar (4614) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2010
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Stout brown. A bit pale. Much more of a PORTER than a stout, that’s for sure. Acidic, not sweet (5% refermented in bottle). Nice chocolate and coffee taste though, i.e. nice choice of malts. Weak body.
tiggmtl (4548) - 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).