beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep black color with a thick brown head. Great roasted barley and spicy aroma. Deep and complex flavors of coacoa, roasted barley, spices with a nice bitter and sweet balance. Everlasting bitter finish. Medium body. Simply amazing.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to slikwily for helping me finally nab this long-standing fugitive on my want list. Attractive beer with a luscious, velvety tan head and black, mostly opaque body that reveals a burgundy sheen when backlit. Very intriguing spicy quality in the nose that comes closest to cloves. Also has nice prominent notes of dried plums and chocolate. Great chocolatey plum flavor with a big fruity finish that lingers. Also reminds me of chocolate-covered cherries. Gets better with each sip. This is an awesome stout.
Aurelius (5030) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is all that it’s cracked up to be. Glorioius head and nice cascading when poured in a tall glass. Super persistant head that actually forms an eternal peak when you poke your finger in it. Creosotic, pruney roasted ale aroma with a little hazelnut and chemical. Superbly balanced. Tasty and smooth. Not too sweet, bitter or otherwise. Nutty graininess and mild cocoa on top of the porter flavoring. Well done, well done.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, tan thick head with good sticky lacing. The aroma is very roasty and toasty with some alcohol notes and herbal hop fruit. The flavor is so smooth and mellow with the oatmeal along with tons of chocolate and coffee roasted mocha. Nice Oatmeat stout, this is good! Thanks Sham & David!
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
#800 Pours black with a nice tannish head composed of creamy bubbles. The lace is rocking. This is a good looking beer. Wow. The nose is complex and wonderful. A rush of malts overwhelm you with chocolate, coffee, bitter hops, mocha, oatmeal and raisins. Smoke shows itself both in the aroma and flavor. The chocolate and roast malts are the biggest contributor to the flavor. Coffee underlies hanging out with the bitter hops. There is hints of soy amongst it. Mocha as well. The palate is silky, full bodied and a finish of smokey chocolate and bitter coffee. Very nice beer. Thanks David!
originalsin85 (4) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It had an EXTREMELY large head. Black color and very muddy looking. Its taste was chocolate and coffee not my favourite things to mix, but overall good beer til the last drop.
Duke (117) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick black pour. HUGE rocky tan head. Nose is bitter chocolate malt with some coffee. Wonderful creamy mouthfeel. Perfect bitterness in the finish. As good as it’s ranking.
Jiffypark (31) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a beautiful brown head. A bit chocolatey in the nose, but tasted a bit bitter and watery. Still a very good stout.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2004 Dark brown opaque w/ a small tan head. Chocolate malt aroma w/ hints of roastiness and caramel. That’s about it. Roast become stronger as it warms. Chocolate flavor and bitterness from hops, balanced to bitter, light caramel and a light hop flavor. Harshly astringent IMHO, med. body and low carbonation. Smooths out a bit with age.
BorealeBoy (11) - Omaha, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is black like feces in the dark. Thankfully, its taste is more pleasant. No "Boreale Noire" though.