Sammy (12361) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2008
Enjoyed at Festival Bières et Saveurs 2008. Opaque black with roast, malty creamy aroma. Mocha head with lace. Licorice, creamy chocolate, and roasted barley is the taste. Fairly full mouthfeel. LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. The color is black with a dark beige head. The aroma is of strong coffee. The taste is also of coffee but also of toffee and 85% dark chocolat. This is one of my favorite stouts. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2008
A letdown, considering the ratings for this beer so far. I liked their other stouts way better. Plummy, roasty aroma, a subtle hint of sweetness and chalk. Very chalky, bitterness. Not too much going on if you ask me. MaxxDaddy (415) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2008
On tap @ the brewpub. Pours black with small tan head. A bold aroma screams out of this one, incredibly roasty with coffee. The taste backed up the aroma nicely. Really assertive roast in this brew, with chocolate and coffee jumping out. Slightly thicker than average mouthfeel with a long roasty bitter finish, with some chocolate sprinkled in. Color me a huge fan of this one. dmac (6340) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Draft at the brew pub. Poured a deep dark black with a creamy light tan head. Aroma was fantastic with strong coffee, chocolate, tobaccoand tar....very nice indeed. Creamy full bodied palate. Flavor was two steps down from the aroma but very very nice none the less, mainly coffee and chocolate. One of the best beers that I sampled from Bedondaine.
DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2007
Roast coffee aroma, chocolate as well, black, pours a small dark tan head. Flavour is coffee and dark chocolate. Medium bodied, very well balanced, pleasant bitterness. Great! Radek Kliber (7369) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 17, 2007
On tap at brewpubradiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2007
Appearance :Pitch black, stoic ebony with coffee dark creamy foam.
Aroma: Light roasty dark malts with hint licorice.
Medium bodied. Slightly earthy, dark roast followed. Creamy, softer finish. This ale has gentle nature, soft smoky touches, sweetened with coffee cake feel. Alcohol of good qualities, very smooth noticeable only as warm filler.14,5/20
Black in colour with dark ruby edges, small beige coloured head, some light patchy lacing. The aroma was rather sweet, dark fruits, liquorice, chocolate roast. The flavour has lots of dark fruits, berries, coffee, lots of chocolate, raisins, roasted coffee, cherries, light smoke. Lightly bitter mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes long, lingering roasted coffee bitterness. Really good, no apparent alcohol, only a very light warmth.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2007
Draught at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? target=blank>Bedondaine et Bedons Ronds in Chambly, Quebec on December 28, 2006.
Dark-brown-not-quite-black body topped by a small tan head. The cacao, berries and brown sugar flavours work very well together. A bit floury. Somewhat sticky but very nice body texture. Carbonation level is excellent. Very nice mouthfeel. 7% is apparent but not more. Kind of felt like a cross between a fruity stout and a scotch ale. I have found memories of the Dernière Brosse and have no memories my dernière brosse. ClarkVV (6757) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Draught glass at the brewpub on 8/26/06.
Thick-looking, fudge-colored deep brown/black body is opaque, with some magenta-orange hues on the edges and a small, but neat, dark beige head. Some moderate lacing as it proceeds down the glass, and strong retention.
Oats and chocolate-tipped cigars rise up from the glass, not challengingly so, but luxuriously and seductively. Moves towards chocolate-covered raisins, with a hint of Spanish coffee-like intrigue. This might also be taken as sharpness, but the unfiltered nature and the gummy thickness really make it difficult to come off as sharp. Some pale sugars and a creamy vanilla note are stronger as it warms, with light alcohol apparent.
A medium body, quite well-attenuated for a foreign/export stout, is immediately apparent, and although there is a chewy, fudge-like texture, the sweetness doesnt match, allowing it to go down rather easily and appear more watery than it really is. Bits of coffee beans, but mostly dry fudge, chocolate-covered raisins, hints of vanilla and a touch of alcohol bite. Carbonation is moderate, not quite as soft and tight as it could be, leading to more of a spritzy sensation and less a creamy one. Dark fruits are lightly apparent, mixing with the alcohol, as it warms and becoming intertwined with residual sweetness. Though I should note, this is hardly overt in its alcohol apparency, just slightly noticeable. Some minty/grassy hops grace the palate through the middle of the flavor, but are otherwise completely lacking.