mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
black, foamy beige head. roasty malt aroma with some coffee and caramel. very little carbo, extremely smooth mouthfeel. flavour starts out a little chocolatey and malty, but gets a bit thin. not bad.
Minderbinder (1279) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cheval Blanc.
Pours black with high creamy beige head. Intense lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malt, low bitterness. Palate: Medium body. Overall: Good. Straight-forward. Soft. Reminiscent of Guiness stuff.
csbosox (1215) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JAN 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at LCB in Oct ’05. 5oz sample. Looks black, at the bar, with a frothy, khaki head. The head sticks around and around like a nitro pour, but I am not sure it was. Coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and roasted malt aroma. The external cig smoke is a bit overwhelming. The taste is sweet, initially with roasty, chocolate, and coffee flavors, in fact, a lot of coffee. There is some bitterness that gives it espresso notes. The finish is moderately bitter. Full body.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Robe noire surmontée d’une mousse crémeuse beige persistente. Arômes de pain et de malt torréfié. Saveurs de levure, de café et de malt torréfié. Houblon de soutien.
OKBeer (1168) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jet black, opaque, with a thick, creamy, nitro, tan coloured head. Coffee / cappaccino and chocolate aroma. Slowly growing coffee and chocolate bitterness, drying out on the finish. Dry and lightish mouthfeel. On tap at the brewpub.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the brewpub. pours a completely black body with a thick creamy tan head, reminiscent of a nitro beer. aroma is strong with coffee, but also held a bit of sweetness that i had a hard time specifying. the taste was excellent, a very solid blend of roasted coffee, malts and some sweet chocolates at the end. it had a great sweet coffee aftertaste, with almost no bitterness at all. my only complaint is that the body was a little light and watery. i am seeing that as a pattern in my ratings for this brewpub, maybe that is just their style, but i like a little more body, especially in a beer like this. still in all, an excellent beer.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very black and opaque thick creamy brown head. Somewhat sweetish, medium bodied. Obvious oatmeal flavour, good bitterness. Well balanced very smooth.
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro pour - Opaque black with creamy beige head. Roasty malt aroma, burnt malt also. Creosote. Roasted/burnt malt flavors balanced with some hop presence. Mouthfeel a little thin, a little too acidic - Not bad.
lefossoyeur (394) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with a two inches creamy tan head. Nice choclate milk aromas with a touch of roasted grains. Medium body, smooth, creamy, grainy (in a good way) with a long roasty finsih. Super session stout. Well done.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
huge espresso flavour. very bold. jet black with tan head. creamy mouthfeel. very nice.