Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub, sample size. I enjoyed all of the beers I had at the brewpub, and this one iss no exception. It is a great stout with a nice complexitity and balance. Roasted malts and hops are mixed with coffee and chocolate, in a not too bitter, not too sweet beer. Fizzyness is kept one the low, so it goes down (too) easily).
lefossoyeur (368) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a generous creamy mocha head that fades away leaving a thin lace. Nice sweet coffee aromas, toasted bread with a hint of saltiness. Full body, lots of minerality (the water?), salty, creamy oat feeling with a lingering light roast finish. Nice stout.
herrbrown1974 (357) - 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.
MXD (302) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2010
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. Will have it again.
drougkolya (272) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bière dry stout de 5.2%, brassé à Carleton en Gaspésie, arômes de cafés et chocolat, 32 IBU, houblonné à la perfection!!!
neongolden (177) - 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.
Arch (11) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma : Smell of roasted malts, a bit like dark chocolate and maybe hints of espresso. Also noted a woody smell. A bit of sugar.
Appearance : Real black with a tiny mocha head that quickly fades but leaves some lacing.
Taste : Taste is quite roasty, a bit of coffee. Maybe some wood. The sugar I could smell is not so present. The hops are on the earthy side, but not tasty enough. Still, rather bitter.
Mouthfeel : Quite thin actually for an oat stout. Surprisingly thin. Yet, still somewhat creamy.
Overall : Better as it warms. A decent stout, but not something I’d drink everyday. Was still worthwhile.