MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with shades of ruby, forms a somewhat bubbly tan head. Aroma of nuts, chocolate and fruits (black cherries). Taste is still very chocolatey, but suprisingly roasty and smoky as well. A little watery for a stout (not that it tastes water at all -- it’s just a little thin). Pretty round finish. Noticeable sweetness. I wouldn’t call it an everyday beer at all, but an everyday stout?
DerWeg (1611) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep dark brown color and tan cap look the part. Aroma is mainly fruity with phenols suggesting spice. Taste is closer to sweet stout, showing fruit and dark sugars, very measured roast and coffee character, a bit of earthy spice. Is arguably a bit watery. A light-bodied quaffer for the toe-dippers.
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours oily black with a creamy tan head head and nice lacing. Aroma is pure chocolate. Flavor is coffee and cream. Warm, sweet finish. Nice.
SlovakSniper (5360) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Liquide noir avec une belle mousse beige. Nez et bouche de malt rôti, de cacao, de café et touche de vanille. Présence de fumée et de réglisse en cours de dégustation. Le liquide est de densité moyenne à forte et sa texture est soyeuse. Petite amertume. En résumé, agréable.
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a dark robe and a beige foamy head that is quickly gone. Chocolate aromas with notes of butterscotch and toffey. Very smooth and silky with a vanilla finish.
JoeinDahlem (1475) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought at the Brussels Christmas market, of all places. Nice looking black beer with brown head. Nose has an even roastiness, pleasant blackberry note, and a faint acrid sourness that is something like coffee left on the burner a little too long. Nice balanced taste, lightly sweet with a fair bitterness, round and smooth flavor. A bit thin, could use more character, but very quaffable.
strowlands8 (194) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly plain stout but pretty good. A lot of roasted malt. Not much depth in the flavour but it is good. Not great but good.
mabel (8652) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2264-20090607] Sample. Chocolatey roast aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy mocha head. Nutty roast malt flavour. Full body is a bit rough. Really fresh, surprisingly great stout when cold.
(1T @ Mondial 2009; Montreal, QC)
bedainedebiere (532) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In Québec, you can get it for 7,99$ per 6-pack. Still, it is one of Québec’s finest stout, another good brew from that former microbrewer, that success has not corrupted yet. Very well-balanced stout, with high carbonation, rich texture in bottle (I remember liking it a lot on tap many years ago) and appropriate dominant coffee taste, with notes of chocolate and licorice, as they say, but it is the pretty intense bitterness of that beer that makes me like it very much. At least as good then the St.Ambroise Oatmeal Stout, just with their own personnalities.
j12601 (9891) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Deppaneur Rahmann. Pours a deep jet black with a very hefty mocha head. Aroma is sweet with dark fruit and chocolate. Thin bodied with a lot of roast coming through. Roasted bitter finish. Nothing exceptional, but not too shabby either. With a little thicker body this would be pretty strong.