lefossoyeur (573) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thick mocha head. Gentle aromas of roasted nut and mocha, Very full bodied, smooth, creamy, yummy chocolate and a slight fruitiness. Beautiful winter warmer. I loved it.
On tap at Vices & Versa
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour with a thick moussey brown head. The nose is loaded with dark toasted malt. A touch of dark chocolate and dried cherries over a kiss of soft vineousness. There is a touch of soft earthy coffee and stewed fruity sweetness. A light salty/cocoaish roastiness with a fairly savoury charry maltiness. Plums and licorice over a sweet but roasty finish. There is a kiss of smokiness on the back as well. Nice.
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Paul’s place for Kan’s visit. Pours a dark black with a thin tan head. Plum, prune, dark chocolate. Flavors follow the nose, the dark chocolate is excellent. Light booze comes through, but nothing overly distracting, just a gentle warming note. Finishes with some light sweet chocolate. Really tasty.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Corked and caged 750ml bottle from 2008. The dark, dense, mahogany colored body is crowned by a tall, billowing head of khaki foam. Displaying
excellent retention, the froth leaves thick sheets of lacing all over the glass. The aroma is of rich malted chocolate,
scorched caramel, stewed figs, raisins, and a hefty dose of bready Belgian yeast. There’s definitely a hint of lactose in there, as the chocolate comes off really creamy, almost milky. Flavors follow suit, ultra rich cocoa and caramel showing dark and decadent, with loads of fruity complexity. Figs, dates, and toasted nuts all emerge from the depths, as does a hint of coffee roast. The palate is initially very thick and creamy, showing just a bit of dryness and a slightly tart twang on the finish from the Belgian yeast. This is an Excellent Baltic porter.
Bean (78) - Saint-Eustache, Québec, - OCT 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, tasty, sweet with a nice finish. Chocolate and a sweet tobacco after-taste. Some Hazelnuts have join the party. I am THAT impress.....Bravo, merci milles fois. Ayoye.....ayoye....
dchmela (3005) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy Beerlando. Pours a thick black with touches of red. Big chocolate, roasted grain, toffee, dark fruit coffee aroma. Taste is dark fruit, bitter chocolate, coffee with a medium thick body. Smooth and tasty, really good Baltic Porter.
Lanchester (191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a tantalizing jet black with a frothy and stable beige head. The aroma possesses some strong roasted character with hints of chocolate and molasses. The beer really comes alive on the palate, heavily bodied yet smooth...really good to swish around in your mouth a few times after each sip. Opens up with mildly bitter chocolate intermingled with notes of toffees, milkiness, and the usual earthy, nutty flavors you get with some of Les Trois Mousquetaires’ other selections. Alcohol is well disguised as always; just a great brew all around.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy Beerlando. Black/dark ruby. Off white head. Dark, bittersweet chocolate, mild roast, dark and earthy fruits, a bit of booze. Full body, smooth. Nice baltic, these guys do some great malty brews.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 thanks to Beerlando. Pours black and opaque. Very rich creamy and delicious. Nose is roasty/burnt and malted milk. The flavor is bitter roasted malts and sweet with hints of bakers chocolate and black liquorice. A wonderful beer.
JulienHuxley (5522) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2009 Bottle, 2009 Vintage. Dark pour, with frothy tan head. Aroma is meaty, some smoke, coffee, salt. Taste is meaty as well but with a bit of malty sweetness and alcohol. Very long lingering finish.