Lubiere (9430) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark stout with a thick lacing onctuous moka head. A good mix of bitter chocolate and floral hops in aroma, quite american in character. In mouth, dry roasted chocolate malt with a weaker body than expected, classy and pleasant. Bottle from Joanette, 3.29$, in a pint glass.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a little white head to look at. Thin-medium mouthfeel or roasted barley and sourness, almost mould yet well before expirely date. Not so dry as bland and lacking drinkability.
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2006 Any first impressions?
-A quietly receding gigantofoam tops the tawny-tinged blackness.
-Roasting coffee beans reveals a discreet black chocolate sweetness within.
-Energetic minty green hoppiness dances with the dry malt roastiness.
-The fluffy carbonation and lean maltiness offer plenty of drinkability.
What if you dig deeper?
-That wooden, leafy hop bitterness sure is pleasurable.
-Trickling vanilla sporadically sweetens the important roastiness.
-When drinkability and flavor are maximized, enjoyment cannot be far behind.
-Solace is gained at the taste of a well-made, lively pint of stout.
Bottle; best before March ’07.
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body with a moderate khaki head. Mild sour roast aroma, dilute dark chocolate. Lightly acidic roast is quite strong, leaving a very dry impression of the whole flavour character. Average palate is a touch light for a stout. A nice stout, but not to my liking. 6/4/6/3/12
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1.9 L growler Black hue with no light shining through, long-lasting tan head, foamy and frothy. Chocolate and dry charcoal roast aroma, pretty straightforward and simple, but well focused. Palate is pretty dry altogether, very well built roasty finish, but not much happening before. Malt profile definitely lacks some character and is actually a little bland or at least not so flavourful. Under average example.
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and tupalev - my bottle, via trade with Lubiere. Deep ruby-black (not quite opaque with a large foamy light brown lasting head. Aroma is dry, roasty, some sour cherry and light cola to go with mild coffee and slight sour dark chocolate malt. Flavour - dry! - very dry and oily roast malt, quite bitter, long finish, no fruit in sight. Very astringent mouthfeel, creamy and dry - really fine dry stout - you paying attention, Guinness??
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black body with a short lived tan head (we’re off to a bad start). Generic roasted malt and coffee beans stout aroma. Taste is disappointingly light with a thin body and a very short finish. Very dry roasted malts & coffee beans with some chocolate flavours as it warms up. There’s even a little astringency that I don’t think belongs in a good stout. Overall, nothing bad, but a below average and harmless stout. For calling such a thin stout an Irish Stout, if I was the brewer I’d be afraid to see one of those tough Irishman drop by my brewery to “discuss” naming conventions.
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size diminishing foamy light-brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and mild dark chocolate. Very dry roasty flavour with a long finish with hints of chocolate and hops. Body’s a little light. A pretty good effort.
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Odeur de café torréfié. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col beige crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe de chocolat au lait. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #1352)
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2006 Sampled at Mondial 2006. The body was black with a light tan colored head. The aroma was classic with coffee and chocolate. There was also some sweet pancakes. The taste was a lot of coffee with a hint of dark chocolate and a hint of bread crust. Definitely English type hops (Fuggles?) character. Very dry with lots of roasted cofee. Good stuff.