Mullo (102) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate, coffee, and toasted, and burnt malt notes in this one. A noticeable alcohol prescence (7.5% abv, and worth it). Loads of body and mouthfeel. Pleasant hopping, rather light. Lasting head. Creamy texture and soft carbonation, bitter and metallic aftertaste. Great appearance. Lovely beer.
mds (2154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draught. plush black body with a creamy mocha-coloured head. aroma has chocolate, sweet malt, and some roastiness that becomes more apparent as it warms up. sweet start mellows into a milky roasty body. silky smooth. masked alcohol. chocolately finish. it’s a little bit mellow for the style and doesn’t have that huge in your face palate of many other imperial stouts but I still found it to be quite enjoyable.
ClarkVV (3761) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2005 On draught at the brewpub, 4/16/05 with MartinT and Olivier. Deep brown-black colored beer with an initial light tan head, that is mostly dissipating. Aroma of black malt, roast coffee, yeast, fuggles and dark chocolate. A hint of light molasses/brown sugar as well. Flavor begins with roast, light chocolate and lots of yeast. Hints of dark fruits from the barley and yeast. Body is medium, not overly watery, not overly thick. A bit of wood, Spanish coffee and more chocolate through the middle. Flavor is certainly strong, yet on the finish, a dry toffee, strong tobacco and bland yeast all mix together to create, on my palate, all of the joys of a cigarette dropped in my drink. I couldn’t finish this one, but happily traded Martin for his Cerny Hora (and then had another cerny hora, and then later threw up). Maybe I should stop rating Lamere a boire’s dark beers. I just don’t seem to get along with them.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Robe noire surmontée d’une mousse onctueuse (azote) beige très persistente. Saveurs douces de caramel, de café et, légèrement, de cacao. Houblon de soutien. L’alcool ne paraît pas vraiment. J’aime bien.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very smooth and easy drinking stout with lots of sweet malt and roasty cofee. Definitly enjoyed this one.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - MAR 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
TAP: Peaty, roasted malt nose - woody and charcoal-like too. Jet black color with a low tan head. Amazing sweet malt taste countered by the roasted malt. Black cherry tastes tucked away in the middle. Complex but beautifully balanced. Medium body. Slight alcohol presence intensifies the flavor profile. Nice one.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at the brewpub, the last of 8 beers sampled in this session, and definitely saved the best for last. the pour was solid black and viscous looking. the head was thick, tan, and creamy, almost like it should have been on a nitro beer. a huge aroma of coffee and roasts comes out of the glass. as you drink it, it really does have a viscosity, a chewy mouthfeel that echos the robust body. the taste is strong with coffee, tailing away into sweet chocolates, and a slightly burnt flavor. the tail end was slightly bitter, as expected, but balanced nicely by the burnt tones. if peche mortel hadn’t blown my mind the night before i had this, it would easily have been the best beer i had from the 3 brewpubs i visited.
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2006 Draft. Deep dark color, with tan head. Dark chocolat aroma. This beer is creamy, tasty, taste of coffee and roasted malt, sweet, easy to drink.
De couleur noir foncé avec un collet brun. Odeur de chocolat noire. Au goût, elle est onctueuse, crémeuse, vraiment invitante, gout de café et de malt grillé, elle est douce pour une stout, facile a boire.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2005 Draft... This beer rocks!... The lighting is not great inside this brew pub, but this beer is pitch black as far as I can tell. Very creamy, well-tanned head with excellent retention. The nose is of dark chocolate, espresso and red wine with touches of licorice and wood. For such a heavy beer, the flavor is very well-balanced and nicely bittered. Lots of burnt, charred notes in the flavor, but not overwhelmingingly scorched. Chocolate notes. Full-bodied and creamy with mild carbonation. Medium-length, moderately bitter, roasty finish. Very nice!
SimonB (66) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - NOV 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small light brown fully diminishing head (the tasting glass stayed for a while on the table, see notes at the end). Black color. Roasted, chocolate, port, a bit smoked and alcoholic aroma. Quite some bitterness as both initial and final flavor, short to average lasting. Medium to full body, dry yet a bit syrupy? Soft to lively carbonation. Tasted on tap at the brewpub in a small tasting glass, 10 (last) of 10 beer in this session (18 november 2004).