Minderbinder (1584) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with low brown head. Some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt, sligth acidity, bitter, chocolate. Overall: Nice roast taste. Well balanced. Pretty decent stout.
neongolden (329) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a friend’s bottle served cool. Pours inky black with a big, foamy cream head. Aroma is a lighter coffee, chocolate, some roasted notes. Flavour is more of the same, not particularly sweet even at the start and fading to a pleasant bitterness with minimal acidity. Finish fairly short. Mouthfeel was moderate, somewhat creamy but not terribly substantial, with very low carbonation. A good example of an Irish dry stout, not my favourite style but this one nails it.
herrbrown1974 (424) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml shared by garthicus. Black pour, frothy cream head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate. Thin body, bitter burnt malts, dark chocolate and coffee flavors. Touch of molasses. Nice balance. Slight bitter finish.
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
from le Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - dark black beer with a modest foam let; solid aroma of cold coffee, dark chocolate and licorice; medium-bodied and with some sweetness; a light tart bitterness and a long chocolatey and coffeeish aftertaste
rederic (2883) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle, deep black color, with a bubbly tan head, with a mild grainy roasted, black, chocolate, toasted malt, oat cereal, granola chocolate bar, bran muffin nose, with a light espresso coffee, cocoa spicy accent, and some brownie, burnt dried raisin, fig, café latté, and kind of buckwheat pancake note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, burnt fruitcake, bran muffin, semisweet chocolate baking bar, espresso, cocoa raw powder, grainy roasted, black, chocolate, toasted malt character, with some burnt toast, black coffee, roasted grounded coffee bean, burnt bran muffin flavours, with a brownie, light mochaish, vanilla, chocolate truffle, faint molasses backbone, leading towards a fruity, yeasty, burnt toast, roasted maltiness, dark bitter chocolate, cocoa finish.
cfrancis (2154) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a dark brown frothy top. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. Taste is dry roasted malt, small smoke and coffee. Bitter dark chocolate lingers.
AlainG (1035) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Belle bière noire coiffée d’un généreux col mousseux brun. Au nez, le chocolat se signale tout de suite, pour ensuite laisser la place à des effluves de mélasse. En bouche, c’est un goût de café espresso bien senti qu’on a le plaisir de déguster, accompagné d’une belle amertume en finale. (122-011211)
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2011
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 500 ml bottle into a pint. Pours a deep deep dark brown with a nice, thick pale brown head with good retention. Tastes of strong chocolate and moka, with a pleasant bitterness. Really enjoyed its thickness and creamy texture. Definitely a great oatmeal stout!
kevinsenn (979) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2011 500mL bottle from Broue Ha Ha. Pours black and 100% opaque, with a brown head. Aroma is great; roasty and creamy. Taste is smooth and creamy, with a dry coffee finish. Thick creamy mouthful. A great stout, and my first "dry stout".
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The initially intense carbonation produces a large, big-bubbled head with weak durability atop the clearish deepest brown pour. The oats provide a fun cereal kick even in the nose where coffee roastiness is the dominant feature. The trace fruitiness seem to stem mostly from the hops. Dry for an oatmeal stout. In mouth, the nicely oily, round mouthfeel from the oats is agreeable and complementary to the coffee oriented roastiness. A surprising amount of green, citrusy hops combine with the roast to provide a sturdy bitterness. Good!