Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black with a brown head. huge licorice aroma, very intense. It is hard to get by that licorice note but there is some chocolate powder and light roast. On the palate there is more licorice, chocolate powder and a toasty bitterness. Wow, much more intense than I expected. the beer is an experience that isn’t quite forgettable and for that I commend it.
jaghana (5928) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @Mondial de la bière. A dark beer with medium creamy copper head. Nose is intense on herb and ginger like. Aroma has nice dark notes with grass and some spice notes as resin and mint, light licorice, nice dark chocolate note especially at the finish. Good, almost balanced, interesting.
GRM (3986) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample, 4-ounce, draught, during the Hivern’ales, savoured on January 25 2012; eye: black, opaque, tiny sheet of beige head, light lacing; nose: floral, anise, roasted barley, light caramel, chocolate; mouth: floral, anise, roasted barley, light caramel, chocolate, finale in anise with presence of chocolate, medium body, average carbonation, slightly bitter, palateful texture; overall: nice surprise
Échantillon, 4 onces, en fût, bue lors des Hivern’ales, savourée le 25 janvier 2013; œil : noire, opaque, petite couverture de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : floral, anis, orge torréfiée, léger caramel, chocolat; bouche : floral, anis, orge torréfiée, léger caramel, chocolat, finale en anis avec présence de chocolat, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, très légèrement amère, texture moelleuse; en résumé : belle surprise
dandeman (955) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hivern’ale 2013.
Aroma: Strong licorice accents with roasted coffee.
Appearance: Black, small head and nice lacing.
Taste: Licorice is coming back strongly and supported by roasted notes of coffee with touch of ash and a bit of smoke. Body is thin and texture watery. Acceptable beer.
Lubiere (13681) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark stout with a thick brown head. In aroma, bitter chocolate with loads of licorice,, rye bread, very nice. In mouth, a sweet powdery chocolate with light licorice, caraway, alcohol warmth, very nice. On tap at Hivern’ale, Jan 25 2012.
Earlier Rating: 7/18/2009 Total Score: 3.4
A deep dark stout with a thin dark moka head. A light licorice aroma, with chocolate and coffee. In mouth, Pernod meets a rich stout, with chocolate mint. A very happy mix. On tap at Mondiale 2009.
Boutip (6273) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 On tap (Gainsbourg): Poured a pitch black color stout with a nice light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of absinthe is quite powerful with light roasted malt notes also discernable. Taste is a good mix between strong absinthe notes with some strong notes of anise and some good notes of roasted malt with light sweet finish. Body is about average with light creamy texture and no apparent alcohol. I really enjoyed the absinthe notes which are distinct but not necessarily overpowering.
2011 bottle rating - Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a super large light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of spices and absinth is well mix between some roasted malt with light note of lactose. Taste is also very smooth with a nice mix of herbs and spices with some clear notes of absinth and a quite sweet lactose finish. Body is quite creamy and full with OK carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed with nice balance between the different ingredients.
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bouteille de 341ml, robe d’un noire intense, arôme d’herbe et de café, goût chocolaté et très anisé.
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent one a little storng but nice in shape and features. Creamy and black foam. Nice thickness and aftertaste.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
341 ml bottle. Pours a brownish-reddish black with a resilient beige head. Smell is weakly roast. Taste is very herbal - leafs, chlorophyll, and smoke roast and chocolate. Finish is quite a bit roasty, quite a bit of black chocolate bitterness. A hint of liquor in there (maybe the absinth?). Also some leafs and herbal bitterness. Light to medium body. Very good, unique, unexpected stout! I was pleasantly surprised!
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma- mint, slight roasted notes, huge medicinal qualities, oak, barrel qualities
Appearance- mostly black with a very thin white head
Taste- medicinal upfront with some sharp minty sweetness, slight roasted hits in the middle with a touch of chocolate, more medicinal on backend with a clever touch of sweetness to end things
Palate- on the thinner side with an overcarbonated mouthfeel
Overall- Somewhat impressed I think. A good friend of mine brought this back with him from Montreal and knew to hook me up. It’s not something that I could or would drink everyday but it was pretty cool to try.