craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap out of a nitro at Brouhaha- enjoyed this with oteyj and Sebastian, one of the brewers at Le Naufrageur. Pretty pour, nice beige head, black coloration. Aroma has a lot of sweetness, especially dark fruits like raisin, plum, fig, but also a nice malty quality. Flavor is very intriguing- starts with a sweet vanilla cream idea, then leads to a nice dry, roasty finish, with a subtle hop character in the depths as well. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but not bad. Very nice beer from a new brewery; I hope they make it to provide good brews on a larger scale.
VertBaconStrips (2310) - 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
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a pint of this at Brouhaha with the brewmaster himself- thanks Sebastian. Semi-nitro keg wiith 70/ nitrogen to carbonation. Black pour with 1.5 finger creamy beige head and a nice heavy thick lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, raisin, fig, plum and a nice creamy roast character. The sweet dark fruit character came largely as a surprise, but was welcome. Flavor is cream and residual sugar that subsides into pure roasted malt. Vanilla and chocolate take a back seat, but are thoroughly evident. Citrus hop character comes in near the finish. Medium to full with little carbonation and dry finish. A bit thin on the palate for the style, but the unique Belgian dark fruit character makes for an enjoyable sipper.
kevinsenn (1973) - 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".
AlainG (1915) - 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)
sseb69 (1776) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2011 Bouteille 500 ml. 5.2%. Couleur noire, mousse beige. Arôme de chocolat, café et malt. En bouche, des notes de chocolat et de café, houblon et légère amertume en finale. Ce n’est pas une bière qui réinvente mais bien conforme au style et excellente.
punkska101 (1682) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black beige head. Aroma : roastiness, chocolaty. Med to full in body. Nice maltiness. Finish is bitter but short. Great will grab that one again.
lesifflebiere (1670) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stout classique très bien réussie. On y retrouve comme convenu les saveurs typiques de café, de chocolat, et un brin de vanille dans un liquide bien opaque, caché sous une mousse bien brune. La St-Barnabé ne réinvente pas le style, mais elle le définit presqu’à la perfection. Très bonne bière noire, l’une des meilleures sur le marché au Québec.
gramity (1601) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black. Small but think and persistent tan/brown head, huge retention. Aroma is dominated by notes of wood and chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate and dark fruits (blackberries?). Moderately bitter, slightly bready as well. Really enjoyable
cargo150 (1289) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bière de couleur noire avec un beau col moyennement mousseux beige. Nez de chocolat de malt grillé de café et de pain grillé. En bouche le café et le chocolat sont dominant balancé par une légère amertume du malt grillé et du pain grillé. Une bonne bière fidéle a son style mais manque une petite touche!