Rangi (626) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice thick black appearance with a tan head. This has all the classic roast malt flavours, slight mocha and just enough bitterness to steer away from sickly. awesome.
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart i färgen med ljusbrunt skum. Doftar metalliskt med björnbär, svart vinbär, lakrits, alkohol. Smakar lakrits, rostad malt, gummi, koncentrerad saft av svart vinbär. Lång alkoholig avslutning med lakrits.
Cory (367) - , California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma strawberry fruit leather, lighter than expected, very dark brown, tan head, little hoppy on the back end. The Coffee notes come through once it warms up a little. Very enjoyable, a little weird.
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Au festival de chambly, robe noire et petite mousse moka, arôme de torréfaction et de houblon, goût de café à la vanille et de houblons. Très bonne mais je préfère l’original!
stef73 (299) - - DEC 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bouteille 231sur 700 fait veillir 4 mois.une belle robe noire avec un petit col mais qui disparais rapidement .on sens un melange de bois fume et bourbon et un soupcon d agrume ,en bouche on n a une complexité de mélange bourbon un agrume et de fumé tres bonne bieres (rate 26)
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark with almost reddish head. Aroma is smokey, cherry. Taste is same, a lot going on. Overall a great beer and a good sipper.
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice tan head with used motor oil pour. FlVors of smoke and cherry come through in the nose. Very little smoke from the malts. Initial taste is tart cherry into choclate and coffee charry finish. Overall really nice but I would really like to see this aged in or with virgin oak barrels/chips for the price.
crazy_cat_lady (191) - - FEB 4, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle at WVRST, but I forget when. :(
Hints of bourbon and wood on the nose. The un-aged variant is one of my favourite beers with more complexity. Lovely.
Lanchester (187) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 543/700, with special thanks to Depanneur Peluso for digging it up from their special stock. Pours the typical jet black, just a thin ring of mocha bubbles clinging around the edges of the glass despite an aggressive pour...must have lost some carbonation during the aging. Deep, penetrating aromas of rich chocolaty malts, smoke, damp wood, black cherries, and the characteristic maple/bourbon notes; really complex. Flavor is a delicious marriage between smoky, dark malt and sweet, wooden bourbon profiles. There are a lot of flavors going on all at once so it’s hard to follow the taste through precisely. Finishes with a pleasant and lingering boozy note, with whiskey, maple, and a little coconut coming through. A bit too thin on the palate, not sure if this was the intention or not. I suspect the aging greatly diminished the Citra dry-hopping because it was not discernible amongst the other flavors. Overall, a great variation on one Quebec’s finest brews!
TheRatKing (122) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a sandy-tan head that lasts all week. Strong, good coffee scent, slight vanilla, toasty. First taste is a kick in the teeth with bittersweet chocolate, cooling to rich coffee, settling on a slightly sharp malty in the end. Would be better if it was a bit more on the bitter side, but then I do love black coffee. I will not hesitate to have again.