Lubiere (11014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark reddish brown stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a sweet mix of chocolate, nuts, caramel, not bad. In mouth, a nice chocolate malt with roasted notes, coffee, butterscotch, oily mouthfeel, classic. On tap at Vices et Versa, Feb. 22 2013.
Sammy (9450) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big lasting head. Smooth mouthfeel. Light roasted aroma. Understated stout taste, that becomes sourish at the last quarter of the bottle.
Bottle from Veux-Tu.
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black pour with a bit of ruby tint. A thin tan head. The aroma has a bit of coffee and dark malt with cocoa and some nice cold coffee character. There is a little bit of earthiness and some light berry character. A touch of fruit and a bit of leathery character as well. Not terribly roasty but still a pretty decent brew.
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line :
Café au lait, caramel and roastiness delve into an earthy, leafy finish for a personable drinking experience somewhere between Sweet Stout and Nut Brown Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A creamy veil of foam tops the darkest brown gown.
-The aroma leads you to believe this is going to be sweeter than it is.
-Drinkability is quite high.
-This is highly professional for a first bottled batch.
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2013 2013-03-28. Very dark brown black body, small tan head. Dry toasty roasty aroma is almost brown ale like at first, mild coffee ground notes. Flavour is similar, dry overall, roasty toasty overtones, dry roast lingers in the finish. 6+ Average plus bodied palate. Enjoyable, but a touch too dry overall for my own tastes. Bottle via trade with cfrancis.
DuffMan (7845) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep brown with copper highlights and a very bubbly light brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate, caramel, light roast. Palate is thin and over-carbonated, and any hope of finding silky oats is lost. Simplistic.
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 [5172-20130328] 660mL bottle. Smoked grainy wood malt aroma. Slightly hazy, brown amber body with a quick foamy light tan head. Slightly burnt and smoked meat flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
[6118B-20130117] Bottle. Oatmealy malt grain aroma. Cola brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Roasted coffee-infused oatmeal grains flavour. Full body. Good, nice balance. (7/4/8/4/15) 3.8+
blankboy (6525) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle [660ml] shared with GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours a very dark brown with red hues and a small lasting frothy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, oatmeal, coffee and just a hint of chocolate. Flavour starts quite sweet but then becomes roasty, dry and bitter. It’s also a bit watery along with some coffee and lactic notes in there as well. Average bodied. Pretty good overall.
TaktikMTL (6401) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 660 ml achetée à La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales grillées et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #4692)
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deepest brown with clear edges and a smallish tan head. Burnt cookies, chocolate milk and charred grain meet in this sweetish oatmeal stout that unveils a solid malt depth (molasses, raisins, blackberries, pudding), but could be polished further in terms of mouthfeel. Indeed, the carbonation feels a bit rough, hitting the palate with hard, acidic bubbles that, while they dry out the caramelly notes that could have been tiring, cut into the malt development and make the initially oily, medium palate feel much thinner than it is. Timid leafy hops. A kiss of vanilla seems to linger in the finish. Pretty good stuff that could get up there with many great Quebec stouts based on its complexity if minor adjustments were performed.