mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[523-20070811] Tap @ Cheval Blanc (Montréal, QC). Coffee roasted malt aroma with some nice hints of nut. Black body with a quick foamy light tan head. Flavour holds roast bitter coffee malt with a nutty background and a sweet finish. Medium-full body. Not too heavy, the balance of bitterness and coffee and nuts is interesting.
douglas88 (8324) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown color with a medium white head. A aroma of vanilla and a light roasted malt. The flavor is dominated by sweet vanilla, yeasty, coffee, a light roast. A bit thin, but overall nice.
solidfunk (7352) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent stout. Better than a guiness. A little malty, a little nutty bitterness. Some roast aromas. Not very sweet really. Pours pretty black. Notes got sketchy by this time of night. On tap at brewpub.
blankboy (7171) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Le Cheval Blanc. Pours black with an average to large lasting creamy/frothy tan head and good lacing on the glass -- looks lovely. Great aroma of roasted malt and coffee foremost followed by lactic notes and light leafy hops. Delicious flavour of roasted malt, coffee, cream and some chocolate. Average bitter finish. Medium+ bodied, creamy mouthfeel. A wonderful Oatmeal Stout -- I loved it.
Radek Kliber (7115) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black, thick creamy foam. Very decent appearance. Milky, roast and toffee like aroma. Thick , juicy brew . Oily , creamy texture . Black clean roasts .Different, but very nice.
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Verre de 5 oz à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de toréfaction. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col beige crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat. La durée de l’arrière goût est moyenne. Palette: Le corps est plein et la texture est crémeuse. L’effervescence en bouche est moyenne. Présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #357)
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, dense nitro tan head. Roasted coffee grains in the aroma, slightly creamy and chocolatey. The same profile keeps going on in mouth, rather lactic, very quaffable. Mild and refreshing stout, easy to take and well made, but on the counterpart a bit thin.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2010 In short: A commercial black cake in a pint.
How: Tap at brewpub.
The look: Black body topped by a medium persistent tan head
In long: Timid slightly roasted nose. Fluffy/foamy body. Taste of roasted dark malts, black chocolate, some lactic notes, light coffe hints. More precisely this beer really tastes like a generic black cake. Everything from the taste, mouthfeel and finish reminded me of a *DANY* Dunkin Heinz black cake. Nothing special about it but this is a reliable beer and a regular of the Cheval Blanc lineup and as such this beer has become my late-night fallback choice. This beer and my ex-girlfriend phone number.
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. The body was black with a small khaki head. The aroma was coffee with a little bit of chocolate. The taste was weak coffee with more mild chocolate. The body was smooth and mild overall. Leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.
tom10101 (5209) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Le Cheval Blanc (Montréal). Black with a creamy beige head (fully lasting) and good lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, nuts, English hops, mineral & earthy notes. Taste is slightly sweet with coffee, roasted malt, nuts, earthy/mineral notes and a light lactic presence (not disturbing - well integrated). Light body. Creamy mouthfeel. Very good Sweet Stout. The only "problem" is the body, it’s too light / not creaming enough or I don’t know what, but there’s something missing to make the beer more consistent.