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Brewed by Le Trèfle Noir
Style: Sweet Stout
Rouyn-Noranda, Canada

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Bière noire - Stout


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2013 A brown reddish stout with a thin brown head. In mouth, very sweet perfumey chocolate, with light coconut and hops. In nouth, a strange fruity chocolate with herbal notes, coffee, odd. On tap at Mondiale 2013, May 31 2013.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2012 My Bottom Line:
Frank roasted cereals and underlying caramel sweetness team up with blueberry skin esters and wooden hop resins to build this well-fed and überdrinkable Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the browned blackness.
-The roasted malts offer both bitterness and crunchy cereal flavors.
-As with all Trèfle Noir beers, the body is well rounded and the carbonation relaxed enough to let us appreciate all the flavors thoroughly.
-Hops are more expressive than average, expressing resins which are harmonious with the grain bill.
-A coffee cream touch seems to coat the flavor profile’s dominant aspects.

Bottle and on tap at the brewpub.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7720) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2013 2013-05-31. Murky brown body with a nice tan head. 3+ Aroma of typical brown ale malt profile is quickly eclipsed by leafy green hops. Flavour is muddled, with a fair amount of bitterness. Nice malty core. Lingering green hops and bitterness long into the finish. 7++ Average plus to medium bodied palate, nice carbonation. 3+ Pretty decent, it is not very balanced but enjoyable overall. 7/3/7/3/14-15 - 3.5Bottle at Mondial de la Biere 2013, Montreal

2012-10-05. Black body with a massive tan head and lace after it gushered out of the bottle. 3+ Dry yeasty roasty malt aroma. 6+ Flavour is similar, very dry roasty bitterness, lightly metallic undertones. 6+ Average palate is quite effervescent. 3+ Decent, the carbonation could be indication of infection but it is not unpleasant as it is, but just okay. 6/3/6/3/13 - 3.1 Bottle shared by DuctTape

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6125) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
A dense tan tower of foam settles above the blackness. Charred grains dominate the aroma in which mellow coffee, burnt bread and soft dark and red fruit notes make agreeable appearances. Smooth mouth entrance, its carbonation is flowing, very soft and amplifying the round texture. Very pleasant mouthfeel, round yet not heavy and sweet, but never syrupy and balanced by a hefty roastiness that dries the palate out. At the same time, the hops feel strikingly fresh for a stout, leaving a tea-like, herbal and resinous impression in the finish, but never being anywhere near abusive., the bitterness being apparently evenly shared by the malts and hops. Excellent balanced, once again by Trèfle Noir. Impressive, the drinkability of a 4.5% stout, but the body of a small impy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Explosion du contenu à l’ouverture de la bouteille. Arôme: Légère odeur de café et de chocolat noir. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un énorme col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de café et de chocolat avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Forte effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement astringent. (Rating #4525)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
[4843-20121005] 500mL bottle. Mild smoked wood grains aroma. Dark brown black body with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Burnt wooden leaves flavour has a lingering light tar note. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
Overheard: "The green Skittle actually enhanced it." -- beer experiments
(c/o DuctTape, w/ him, jercraigs, others)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4669) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle: Poured a deep black color ale with a generous light brown head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of black chocolate with some coffee notes is quite good. Taste is also dominated by some nice black chocolate notes with light floral coffee notes with a semi-sweet finish. Body is about average with some creamy texture and good carbonation. Not bad for the style.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
czar (4261) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
gusher. again with this brewery. pours very dark brown with a beige frothy head, good retention and lacing. burnt malts, fruitiness, some dark chocolate and bitter coffee, metallic. average carbonation, medium body - oily and sweet (some lactose), hint of acidity. linear, burnt and unbalanced. drain pour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2012
The pour reveals a black color with small brown highlights and a medium light brown head. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Very good flavor of roasted malt and caramel with a dry, bitter finish. The body is medium with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. This stout is very enjoyable and incredibly drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (3132) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
Bouteille de 500ml. 31 août 2012. Excès de gaz carbonique à l’ouverture, la bière a sortie seule de la bouteille. Liquide brun foncé avec une mousse épaisse. Le nez est fruité, la bière semble contaminée, En bouche le liquide est léger, avec des saveurs fruitées et un léger goût de chocolat torréfié, est-ce possible ? Trop fruité pour un stout.


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