yespr (28618) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted to breadish malty. Roasted malty, breadish and dark malty. Ends dry and roasted. Smooth. Light chlorine note.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft) Beige head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some milk chocolate, coffee/roast. Taste is moderately sweet, mikl chocolate, some bittersweet chocolate, roast/coffee, lactose. Creamy medium body.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on cask-pours a thin tan head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate/faint coffee, dark fruit. Taste is semi-sweet dark malt-chocolate/faint coffee, dark fruit, faint hops. OK/mild carbonation.
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep dark stout with a thin creamy moka head. A nice chocolate and butterscotch aroma. In mouth, a sweetish chocolate with licorice and butterscotch. Medium bodied. On tap at brewpub, July 20, 2008, shared with Muzzlehatch.
Sammy (7708) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Very competent stout. Black with lace. Suitable and even understated carbonation. On the tad sweet side, the brews tend to be well malted though not overally, just to make it drinkable as opposed to slow sippers.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2009 The Lure:
Vinous fruitiness and chocolatey, caramel malt sweetness unite for a pleasant stout aroma. Its Foreign Stout origins are obvious, though never exaggerated, but cola spiciness tends to reign on the parade.
Slick roasted cereals are a meal by themselves, creating a slippery mouthfeel. Chocolate-covered grapes benefit from some surrounding roasted bitterness. That cola spiciness reappears in the shadows. An interesting brew, to style, but not branching out into excellence as I would expect some of this brewer’s beers to do.
Climbing to the roof to see further, but not quite there yet.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich opaque black with dark brown edges and a thick tan head. Aroma is sweet, caramely and very roasty. Body starts rich, robust and sweet with nice dark fruit hints and lots of roasty notes. Finishes dry and crisp, slightly warming. A decently balanced, complex foreign stout.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at American Flatbread. Pours a deep black, clear, cola hued, with a medium sized tanned beige head. A bit thin and watery, sweet chocolate and roast. Finishes with some dark fruit, hints of cocoa and plums.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A slight off-brown head covers the blackish gloom. The seemingly typical Flatbread sweetness works particularly well in here, offering a brown sugar and floury medley that beef up the powdery roasted malts and cast a pinch of anise undertones. Unsurprisingly sweet and malty mouth presence reminds of oatmeal, molasses all going through a considerable roastiness. Not so thick as I first thought, medium bodied with a soft carbonation. The bottom line is that this beer seems to take all the house strengths to pack them up together in one beautiful package.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours a black body with a tan head. Sweet malty body with lactose and sweet chocolate notes. Very inky maltose with a light vanilla and burnt coffee finish. Decent.