ClarkVV (6409) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Rastacouere (6176) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Undoutedly black pour, forming a beautifully lacing dense tan head. Oatmeal like apparently thick nose. Sweetish floury, faintly fruity and dark malty flavors. Rounded palate though quite airy, progressive carbonation. Not very complex, but a mouthfull of dark malts with impeccable balance between the mellow cofee-like roastiness and sweet chocolate/vanilla kiss. Highly drinkable for its size. A beer of no compromises nor extremes.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
dmac (6036) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
SlovakSniper (5467) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/05/2010. Le liquide dégage des parfums de malt rôti, de café et de caramel brûlé. En bouche, bonne dose de grains torréfiés, de café fort, de sucre cuit et quelques notes fruitées en arrière-goût. Corps musclé et texture enveloppante. Amertume appropriée.
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. This one is pure black with a brown head. Rich, deep aroma. Dark, smoky chocolate. This trend continue to the flavors. Fruity dark artisan chocolate, about 80%, with hints of campfire smoke. Soft on the palate. Balanced, mellow, and well made.
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muzzlehatch (4939) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewpub after the Montreal YeHa! 2005 with mds, tiggmtl and Olivier_MTL. Dense black with a bit of lasting head and a touch of lace...dark, lightly smoky-sweet, roasty aroma with a bit of prune...gorgeous silky mouthfeel, lovely mix of dark chocolate and lightly roasted coffee...very low carbonation, gets very sweet and milky at the finish.
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample tray. Very black. Dark brown scent. Black...thick...viscous...oily...black velvet.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice balance between the huge, roasty malts and the intense bittersweet chocolate with plenty of grapey notes in the aroma. Opaque black body is topped by a low but lasting, large bubbled, brown head that recedes to a partial cover with some lacing. Very strong roastiness with liquorice and grape notes up front in the flavour. Chocolate emerges mid-mouth without being overly sweet. Strong roasty bitterness lingers in the finish. Medium full body with a thick, chewy texture and moderate to strong carbonation that engages the tongue and tastebuds. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with mds, muzzlehatch and Olivier_MTL.
rodenbach99 (4532) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
en fût sur place, d’emblée un bon stout, belle couleur noire, mousse beige, goût prononcé de torréfaction, chocolat, café, moins ronde que le bedon mais plus soutenue comme goût.