sonnycheeba (2950) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewery. Pours dark brown with a slight ruby tint and thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, faint coffee, earthy notes, fig, and light spice. Flavor is roast malts forward with chocolate, light earthy hops, and some dark fruit esters; watery with a dry finish. Light/medium body and low carbonation.
snoworsummer (1485) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours very dark brown with a thin beige head. Tastes like dull roasted coffee, burnt bread, ashy. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells earthy and ashy.
czar (3676) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours clear very dark brown with a very small light beige head, little retention. roasted grains, oats, wheat, milk chocolate, spices, bit of soy and unfortunately a dash of nail polish, earthiness. moderate to low carbonation, medium body - oily, relatively dry bitter coffee and grassy-earthy finish. decent.
Beerathon (884) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown color with tan head that quickly disappears. I’m not really tasting the Belgian yeast that advertised. In fact, I’m not tasting much of anything. Watery mouth feel and no distinct coffee or chocolate flavors that coming with stouts normally. Honestly, quite a letdown, because I expected so much better.
AdamJackson (1994) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black coffee head
Roasted espresso beans and cedar planks
Tastes very bitter. Lots of roasted malts and sweet and nice cocoa finish
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Almost black, tan head, solid lacing. Aroma is nicely roasted. Taste is similar.
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Chat Noir is French for Black Cat, and the style is the same. Smooth mouthfeel, owing to yeast. Very good drinkability. Dark brown coloured.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark body with no head. Little bit of Belgian yeast on it. Little bit of coffee notes towards the end. Nice brew
Leighton (9626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a creamy, tan head. Roasty malts on the nose, some dark sugar and Belgian yeast. Mild roast and sugar in the flavor, very faint Belgian candi. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. OK finish, bit of light roast. Pleasant but could use some more balls.
BiddleBrau (862) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nearly black and a nice dense tan head. Medicinal roasty nose. Band-aid flavor with syrupy sweet roast malt. Palate was flat. I was hoping for so much more when I saw it but after what my eyes saw this just didn’t work at all for me.