HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Okay, that looks pretty damned awesome - like motor oil with a large lasting brown creamy head (4+). Smells great too, moderate alcohol, burnt treacle, mint, anise, soft light herbal bitterness ... nice balance, slightly sweet. The taste follows - dusty dryness to the malt, the alcohol takes a bit to build; it’s there but well-restrained .... light cream and mint emerge more as the carbonized malt fades back, and I get a bit of earthy saltiness too - really well-balanced. Lush, but not heavy mouthfeel, very soft, almost airy - mild carbonation, and a little alcohol dryness in the finish. An amazingly well-made impy stout, why did I wait so long to drink this???
TheJester (1690) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle, aged one year. The aroma has a nice edge to it - lots of coffee and some roast and even a bit of booze. Nice. The flavour doesn’t offer anything until about midway through, when roast, smoke, and caramel come through. Body is a little thin until the end. Finishes well. Lotsa roasty bitterness. Nice stout.
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[2760-20100213] 500mL bottle. Rich mousse roast aroma has nice woody fruits. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy brown head. Roasted coffee malt flavour has rich coffee notes. Full body. A great surprise, very drinkable. Could be I’m being influenced by the birthday party setting but it was quite good.
(From Marches de Saveurs, Montreal, QC; w/ jerc, tuqueboy)
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010-02-13. Black body with a modest tan head that fades quickly. 3+ Alcoholic roasty dark malt aroma is pleasant. 7+ Flavour is also pleasant, dry roast highlights, rich dark malt core, good amount of bitterness throughout. 7+ Smooth medium bodied palate. 3+ A pretty solid stout. Simple yet effective, it has stood up well to a few months in the cellar. Bottle from Marches de Saveurs, Montreal
presario (4522) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black liquid with a nice chocolate cream head. Dark chocolate and cocoa aroma. Creamy with a tinny edge. Lots of chocolate and bitter coffee. Finish has lots of cocoa.
Fred82 (2091) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours black with a medium brown head. Nice looking brew ! Nose is a bit roasty and hoppy. Some sweetness also. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malt and a bit hoppy. Finish is roasted malt and chocolate. Carbonation is really soft. Taste gets less hoppy and more roasty with time (which is better in this case). Gets a bit buttery at the end. Maybe it was a bit old.
probstblueribbon (2701) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle via Lubiere, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep brown-black with a fair mocha head.
Aroma: Tons of deep-roasted coffee, some dark chocolate, so much dark malt!, a touch of fruitiness and soy sauce/brine, a wee hint of tang, a very big nose for a standard stout...
Palate: Medium+ body, moderate effervescence.
Flav.: Lots of good black coffee and dark chocolate, cocoa, some light brightness, a touch of fruitiness, slight brine/soy sauce, a little hops and a wee bit of alcohol; almost dry with mild bitterness.
Wow, this is nice stuff. Looking forward to trying their other products.
bedainedebiere (500) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
7,5% ABV brew with the new label. Good stout, quite an imperial stout to me, but the simple "stout", or "extra-stout" (who really decides and who really cares?) could be right if it means a less thick and less foamy texture, a less complex taste, as in this one. Medium-intensity hop bitterness. Good, not great...
punkska101 (789) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle shared with my dad 09.09.20 : Pour dense black small beige head with fair lacing. I get coffee, mocha and some roast notes. It’s a bit to fruity for my taste the finish is bitter and medium long. Body is medium to full. I would have like more sweetness (caramel).
robinvboyer (2826) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great aroma of roasted malt, cocoa powder, and some hops. Flavor is full of coffee, cocoa, and roasted malt. The bitter toasty finish really reminds me of st ambroise. This a great stout.