tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong roasted barley in the nose with underlying cereal malt sweetness. Opaque black body is topped by a low, fine bubbled, brown head that recedes to a thin, partial cover and ring. Licorice notes to the strong roasty flavour with some very dark chocolatey bitterness that lasts on the tongue. Very dry medium body with lively carbonation that prickles the tongue. Snifter. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle (Peluso, Jan-05).
presario (4437) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2010
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a fair brown head. Not quite right metallic chocolate pudding and dark cocoa scent. Flavour is aluminum foil and cocoa, my teeth hurt.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle from Metro Joanette in Verdun, Quebec (May 2006), served between fridge and cellar temperature in a Unibroue glass. The pour is utterly opaque and solid black with a large-bubbled diminishing brown head and plenty of thick lacing....nose shows first a grapy-sweet/sour quality, with dark roast quickly appearing, milk chocolate and prunes, a touch of fragrant woody/herbal hoppiness.....on the tongue, a nice roast though the body is a bit light, cold coffee and a hint of dark cocoa....at the finish, an unpleasant cardboardiness fades when more warmth arrives, but it remains a bit stale and dull at the end....still, not a half-bad attempt.
Boutip (4307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry roasted malt is more intense then I was expecting. Taste is quite dry with some roasted malt and dry coffee notes – somewhat more intense then I had expected. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed though maybe a tad too dry for my taste.
CapFlu (4252) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(1.9L Growler) Pours a thin beige head and an opaque body. Deep cocoa, vanilla, roasted malt. Thick roasted chocolate flavour. Finsh bitter finish. Very good.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black color with brown highlights with a thick light brown head that leaves lines of lace on the pint glass. Strong and appealing aroma of roasted malt, hops and coacoa. The flavor is very good with its rich roasted malt, powdery coacoa and hops, it finishes bitter. The body is light to medium with a dry, powdery texture and moderate carbonation. A very good stout.
czar (3294) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2010
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nose is great: coffee, chocolate, nuts. Too high carbonation and soooo acid. Metal. Disappointing.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Aroma has roast coffee, liquorice and a hearty malt, black as coal, pours a tiny tan head. Flavour is of regular coffee, bitter chocolate, with a malty backbone. Light bodied, but very bitter and dry. Terrific treat! Thanks to
Robert and Caroline Hughey and their friend Gary!
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with GregClow, Hogtown Harry, and Blankboy, courtesy of Harry. Pitch black, decent sized beige head. Nice roast aroma - very strong - not much else except the roast. Very dry roast taste up front. Not enough body to back it up - a little watery. Lovely roast linger, revealing hints of chocolate. Good stout, very enjoyable, nice presentation.
rodenbach99 (2809) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bouteille brune de 500ml.
très belle couleur noir foncé opaque, que trône une mousse brune épaisse mais fugace. petit nez de pomme verte et de café, en bouche la première gorgé avait un léger goût de métal. l’équilibre y est mais il manque un petit quelque chose.