BLAP (73) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep black ale with coffee, caramel and molasse aroma. High torrefied taste. A great desert beer.
TaktikMTL (4835) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille de 1 l obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de café torréfié. Apparence: Couleur noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col beige crémeux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café, de prunes et de vanille. La durée de l’arrière goût est longue. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #429)
pootzboy (1484) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased in the 1 liter bottle with ceramic stopper/wire bail. Poured an impressive deep dark opaque cola color that defies light to pass through the glass. Rich tan cap that lasts. Aromas of sweet malts, cocoa, fresh cappuccino and spices. Starts a bit thin and sweet then builds to an oily mouth feel where the hop bitters and chunky cocoa-coffee tastes overpower the sweet malts. The finish is glorious....dry with lingering coffee/chocolate-dry after taste...then the warming feel of the 6.2%ABV...a wonderful stout...and I like stouts. I want to get this one and keep it cellared for cold winter nights.
Sammy (7115) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
I am not a big fan of the style, but have to rate it according to its style and its possibly the best of this style I have had. A good-looking 1 litre stout. Good session ale. Only criticism: not a lot of different tastes and a bit aggressive on carbonation. WOnderful milky capuccino expresso flavour like a top expresso. And nuts! Little beer taste. High caffeine overwhelms the alcohol.
Gorbalev (2827) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1L swing top bottle. Heavy Coffee scents dominate the aroma. Poured dark brown, almost black. Brown head. Lots of chocolate malt in taste, but I didn’t think the coffee dominated like others noticed. It is certainly there though, but a decent balance achieved (perhaps more successful than Mill St.’s recent solid outing in this style). Slightly bitter finish – I was glad to see some hops pop through. Overall, good solid body – maybe just a little thin, but only a little. Good carbonation and surprisingly very easy to drink – one of the few coffee porters I’ve tried that could be considered a session ale. It’s funny – I don’t like coffee other than the smell but I’m becoming a big fan of this style. Thanks Presario.
tomthompson89 (1797) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very nice stout!!! had at Volo with Carter dark black colourfluffy beige head. some what tobbacco nose with good coffee nose too. nice espresso taste, slightly dry as it warms you get more of an oily choc feel. nice and creamy. Wonderful beer
Cirrhosis (1085) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yummy!! Just as good as I remembered. Beer poured black with a dark brown head. The thing that threw me off about this beer is it had a very dirt like smell, high quality dirt mind you none of that normal garden stuff but high quality compost. There was also a strong coffee smell but that wasn’t unexpected. On to the first sweg........ holy silky smooth Batman, this stuff is thick and creamy very soft feeling, it feels like my mouth has been upholstered in velvet. The taste hits you with a double barel blast of coffee and I’m detecting a strawberry cream in the back ground (Beerchronic disagrees with me) very full flavor. Me likes this beer a lot.
Papillon (323) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
341 mL Bottle sampled Dec 26, 2009. Deep brown-black body with a small frothy pale brown head that settles to a ring leaving some lace. Full rich aroma toasted malts, roasted coffee beans, and subtle hints of prunes and raisins. Full rich flavor of toasted malts, black coffee; prunes and raisins come through in the aftertaste and finish. Delicious! Smooth, almost Guinness-like in the mouth.
daknole (7211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown. Aroma of fresh coffee, cocoa, and chili peppers. Flavor is roasty toasty, coffee, cocoa. Nice!
GuilTTy (718) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not much light found its way through the deep brownish-black pour which held a medium tan head above it for a little while. Fairly light lacing. Strong aromas of coffee, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, hops and a little caramel. Heavy influence of roasted malt and espresso in the flavor but even those strong flavors allowed some balancing from notes of vanilla, toffee, plums and hops. Mouthfeel not as hearty as I had hoped but it was still very silky and the finish was sweet, long and surprisingly refreshing. This certainly isn’t a beer for everyone but it really isn’t just a beer for coffee lovers either. I poured this one along with a few other heavyweights in a flight of "Dark Angels" during a beer tasting and it held up quite well. If you’re lucky enough to have access to a bottle of this, grab it.