VertBaconStrips (2081) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
THx to SlovakSniper for this brew. Popped a hard gusher but after managing to get it under control I was left with a massive, thick dark brown cap and a syrupy black brew. This has a wonderfully thick biscuity chocolate aroma. Almonds and mellow, smooth coffee, berries, goodness. I love this beer and I want to drink tons. Lightly hopped, chocolate and faint coffee I think, chocolate bittereness, dark fruit, salt, fruitiness, burnt malts, faint heat... more goodness. Full bodies and very smooth, perfect amount of light carbonation, a very long chocolate and dark roast after taste... I don’t see anything not to love about this brew.
AlainG (1221) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2011 Très belle couleur foncée, presque noire, avec un col beige. Peu d’effervescence. Goût de torréfaction assez prononcé, avec des touches de houblon, de café et de mélasse pure. Elle goûte l’alcool, mais sans excès. Bière aux qualités plus qu’appréciables.
jtclockwork (8429) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Arch. Top pops and whoosh. Big gusher. Lost about 1/3 of bottle. Rest pours black with brown head. No noticeable signs of infection in nose or taste. Solid all around stout - lots of roasted black and chocolate malts, coffee beans and vanilla. Body a little on the thin side. Slight overcarbonation, but not as much as you’d expect given the gushing.
kramer (4979) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9 oz bottle. Pours a very dark black body with a small fizzy and frothy light brown head that retained as a thin covering. The nose is very roasty and slightly sweet with some dark fruits, lots of milk and dark chocolate, and a slightly earthy yeastiness. The flavor is a touch too astringent and burnt for me, but it has good depth and there are still some nice chocolate and coffee notes that make it past. I like the slight earthy flavor that lingers on the finish, it almost reminds me of that last sip of your coffee when it’s made with a french press and has those very silt like grounds. Medium to full bodied with soft fizzy carbonation, nice length to the finish. Overall it’s a pretty decent beer, especially after you get more accustomed to that slight astringency problem. I like it.
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. pours thick and black with a nice creamy moka head that leaves good lacing. aroma roasted malts, dark chocolate and some coffee. taste is dominated by notes of sweet chocolate, with a mildly bitter finish. full bodied and thick on the palate, this beer feels great in the mouth. a very good stout, can’t wait to try this brewery’s other creations!
kilroy (4) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Couleur très noire avec mousse foncée et crémeuse. Légèrement "surette" avec un arrière-goût cacao. Agérable à l’oeil, au nez et au gout!
imaragingbull (570) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml boutielle. 7.5% ABV. Pours opaque black with tan head, tight and resilient. Mocha, coffee, chocolate and burnt caramel/toffee. Grassy hop notes also present. Medium body, complex flavours, not balanced, but effective - milky hot chocolate and hints of ovaltine, hop flavours are well present among the hefty sweet malt body, finishes with a touch of smokiness. Rather satisfying.
drougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2010 Stout de 7% d’alcool, noir et mousseuse, peu pétillante, bien houblonné, bel arôme. Un petit Pêché???
sseb69 (1490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille 500 ml. 7.5%. Couleur noire opaque. Mousse beige-brune persistante. Arômes de malt torréfie, café et chocolat noir. En bouche, elle est très douce, bel équilibre, notes d’espresso et un peu de chocolat noir amer. Finale avec une amertume honnête. Très bon stout.
strowlands8 (178) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours real dark with a real brown head. Nose of creamy mint chocolate with some burnt-ness. Flavour is similar with with more creamy chocolate and some bitterness. This is a great beer, one of the better stouts, not that big too considering the percentage on this bad boy.