Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from La Barik.
Appearance : Dark amber with small head. Not much lacing.
Aroma : Mainly coffee, light oatmeal. Roasted malt. A bit creamy.
Taste : Roasted malt with light chocolate, light oatmeal and some coffee. Finish is mostly coffee with light oatmeal and light chocolate. Coffee is quite persistent on the finish.
Palate : Soft carbonation. Creamy palate.
Overall : I was a bit surprised to find that much coffee on the nose on an oatmeal stout. That being said, the beer is fairly good and enjoyable. Not the most complex but pretty decent. No apparent flaw but some could be hidden behind the coffee notes.
czar (4159) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours medium dark brown with a nice beige head, little retention. roasted chocolate, disturbing burnt malts, hint of sweetness and acidity. resinous and grassy hops - light to medium hopping. average to soft carbonation, light body - mouthfeel is disappointingly thin. meh - almost a drain pour.
dandeman (493) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Milk chocolate, caramel candies and coffee. Not that strong but noticeable.
Visual: Black, nice creamy head, quite lasting. Little lacing having a hard time sticking.
Taste: Coffee, chocolate and oatmeal. A well established roasted flavors but not harsh. Very smooth palate with a medium body and oily texture. Lively carbonation. A smooth and OK stout. Flavors are suffering a lack of complexity; too basic.
probstblueribbon (2871) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Broue Ha Ha, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep brown-black with a decent light mocha head.
Aroma: A bit grainy/mashy with some nice coffee and dark chocolate notes, hints of molasses, some Dubble-Bubble?, a touch fruity, fairly inviting.
Palate: Medium-full body, creamy effervescence.
Flav.: Yup...Dubble-Bubble, plenty of coffee and dark chocolate, a bit ashen, a little grape bubble gum, decent; dry with fairly good bitterness and a mineral/ashen, coffee and dark chocolate finish.
Not entirely successful, but a good effort.
mathieuc (1185) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big soapy head floats atop a pitch black brew, quite good looking. Nose is restrained roasted grains and... that is about it. Mouthfeel is too thin and watery for an oatmeal stout but it still feels a little silky. Quite dry, I can taste roasted malt and nothing else. It is round but roastiness covers everything I think. It is good but not extraordinary.
cfrancis (2278) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good standard Oatmeal Stout. Pours a slightly thick black with a small off white ring. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and bitter chocolate. Taste is moderate roasted malts, slightly chewy mouthfeel from the oatmeal, small bitter chocolate and small coffee.
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille. BIère noire et opaque surmontée d’une fine mousse beige. Elle dégage des arômes de chocolat noir, de grains torréfiés et de café. En bouche, ces mêmes arômes sont également présents avec des notes de houblon et une légère dose de tabac. Elle présente un bel équilibre et offre une légère amertume en finale. Son corps est soyeux. Très belle exécution de ce style!
Eructoblaster (2957) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 660ml. Pous an opaque black body with a thin, diminishing, off-white foamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with chocolate and roasty hints. Its robust, sharp taste is slightly dominated by hoppy flavors. It carries malty and roasted coffee notes. Ends with a long, strong bitter/roasty finish. Well done.
Metalchopz (2213) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Second brew from this new brewery from Rigaud, QC. Pours a dark brown colour with red highlights. The beige head is decent with little lacing. The aromas are wonderful with coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and nuts. More on the roasted malt side of things for the taste, with the others being hints of. Nice creamy mouthfeel with some mild stickiness. This is a beautiful oatmeal stout for those who like the roasted malt, but also love notes of chocolate, coffee and nuts.
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 660ml, robe noire brouillée, arôme de café chocolaté, goût de moka très torrifié, excellente oatmeal stout!