DuffMan (9498) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ the brewpub, enjoyed as part of their "compass style" degustation tasting tray. Nearly opaque with sapphire highlights and a permanent brown head. Rich roast and coffee aroma. Earthy coffee and bitter chocolate flavours, a little ash. Light acidity and a medium bitterness lift the palate at the end. Excellent dry stout.
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Mondial. Black pour with a shortish brown head that leaves a trace of lace. Espresso and dark chocolate on the nose with a little hop in the background. Big coffee in the mouth with dark chocolate and a chocolaty finish that’s clipped short.
GRM (3698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample, draught, savoured on May 28 2011; eye: dark brown, clear, nice creamy cappuccino head, average lacing; nose: roasted malt, resinous hops, dark chocolate, milk chocolate; mouth: roasted malt, resinous hops, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, finale in roasted malt with presence of resinous hops and hot pepper, medium-full body, good carbonation, lactic; overall: fine
Échantillon, en fût, Festibière de Gatineau, savourée le 28 mai 2011; œil : brune foncée, claire, belle mousse crémeuse cappuccino, dentelle moyenne; nez : malt torréfié, houblon résineux, chocolat noir, chocolat au lait; bouche : malt torréfié, houblon résineux, chocolat noir, chocolat au lait, finale en malt torréfié avec présence de houblon résineux et piment, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, lactique; en résumé : bien
JulienHuxley (5578) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice black pour, small tan head. Aroma of burnt grain, light coffee notes, some herbal hops. Taste is nice and bitter, lots of torrefaction. Creamy palate with a dry finish. Well done stout.
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Superbe bière noire coiffée d’un fin col chamoix. Elle offre des arômes riches de café, de grains torréfiés. Elle développe une amertume qui se marie bien aux arômes, sans aucune aigreur. En bouche, elle est d’effervescence moyenne et de texture crémeuse. Elle laisse une longue et douce fin amère et arômatique.
blankboy (7172) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My bottle [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus. Pours a very dark brown with a large lasting frothy beige head. Aroma of light roasted malt, some coffee, chocolate and light leafy hops. Flavour of lightly roasted malt, chocolate, some lactic notes and light leafy hops. Medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel. A pretty good Stout.
VertBaconStrips (2309) - Blerkablerka, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thx to the slovak sniper for this brew! I took it right out of the yyyyyyyyyyyytttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt - cat on my keyboard again. right out of the styro shipper and into my glass. 1:30am - the best time to open a beer...... cats both on my lap and no room to put hte lap top.. I’ll hold it with one hand and type with one finger. Poured otu black with a large foamed up brown cap that rims out after a long sit and leaves nice lacing. a\romasof lactose, light chocolate, coffee filter, dirt, light avanilla and some odd food smell thqt I like - not a fan of lactose beers but this one I like due to a well balacned aroma. The taste is pretty good with a mix of storng and mild flavours that blend into one something something. Dryness, lactose at a level that makes sence and is not overwhelming. Faint spice and fainter bitterness of hops, dull chocolate that adds just enough to the overall taste as a whole, light coffee, maybe more bitterness but it’s so minor yet teasty, good fruits... this just gets better and better as I go. This stays very easy to drink throughout. THis just gets better and better and I’ll say that I am surprised as my first impression was pretty much average at best. This is one of the better mellow muted beers that I;ve had in a while. Everything is subdued and that works well. Richness led by medium chocolate and backed by a light coffee and backed further by fruit sdnd quite yet forward (does that make any sense? 00) hops. I probalbly said that 3 or 4 times already. Well carbonated with a bitterness that grown as it warmss. Not thin. This grew on me like a case of leprosy. Quebec makes fine beer. im wobblyh
garthicus (2905) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Blankboy. Appearance: pitch black, thick yellow head. Aroma: Burnt grain, chocolate & coffee, caramel, cloves. Flavour: Mint, chocolate, tanned leather, smoke, latte & milk.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle shared by blankboy with me and garthicus. Deep ruby-black, small but last lasting light brown creamy head. Nutty and dry aroma, mild alcohol, mild lactose, some coffee. Taste - same, a bit of chocolate, creamy --- smooth. Frothy, creamy, dry .... ah hell, I’m drunk, but this was pretty good.
Radek Kliber (7114) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma raisin, ripe fruit, sweet with very neat roast profile to it. Charcoal, vanilla and chocolate. 8-
Appearance dark brown with black. Medium dark beige top. Some lace. 3+
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. Very clean frontal character. Well prepared barley , mild mellow textures with slight sourness at ends. Traditional feel in good way. 14+/20