papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017 tom10101 (6087) - Quebec, - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2013 On tap at Vices & Versa. Again on tap at La Souche. Black with a medium creamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with hints of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is the same but chocolate is more present and there’s a slight to medium bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Medium body. Clean. Not overly complex but extremely drinkable.
Appearance: Super creamy tan head with a dense black body. Look very good!
Smell: Surprisingly mute actually. I coaxed out some faint hints of cocoa and charcoal but not much more.
Taste: More charcoal (not harsh) with some coffee, bitter-sweet chocolate and an overall roasted character. It’s a little to subtle for my tastes but it gets a little more complex as it warms. Some bitterness at the end, hops maybe? Still, not as rich as i would have liked.
Mouthfeel: Can’t really complain here as it’s oh so smooth. Quite full bodied with a low carbonation. Feels as comfortable as a blanket.
Drinkability: No trouble at all here. I would gladly have another for sure but i’d probably opt for a pint instead of a glass. mozbee (12) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2017
On tap at DDC St-Jerome. This is a simple light black beer, well balanced with a surprisingly complex taste constituted in part with a nice subtle cocoa touch. I think it is a more "general purposes" black beer from DDC. It is lighter than most others black beers, and is not given up a lot as a compromise. In fact, I just enjoy it more because of that. Sarpa (1572) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2016
Tap @ O’Connells Pours black with a dark beige head. Roasted, cocoa, chocolate aroma. Cocoa, sweet, roasted flavor. Well balanced. pearsonm40 (4) - - AUG 17, 2016 does not count
I couldn’t get much on the nose with this beer, but the flavor and finish is great. One of their best. sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2016
Draft @ ML Fontainas, 3ième fête de la St Jean, shared with Rlgk and _Angst_.
Brune foncée presque noire, col épais café au lait, le tout bien crémeux.
Arôme est malté grillé à souhait, avec un bon chocolaté en rétro et ce bouquet superbement bien rendu de stout anglais. Amertume fine perce en rétro-nasal.
Palais est malté avec de belles notes au caractère grillé, chocolat amer restant dans une approche de style assez anglaise.
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2016
Draught at Moeder Lambic Fontainas Attention Passage De Brasseurs 160623. Opaque black beer with a beautiful lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, cocoa powder, raisins, some licorice. Dark chocolate flavor, coffee, tar, some raisins, some cocoa powder. Really nice stout. Kauge (1958) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2016
Tap at DDC. Didn’t take much notes. What I have written is: looks stunning, extremely thick mocha head with excellent retention and lace; extremely roasty and sweetish, cocoa and dark chocolate, the sweetness just enough, lovely soft and smooth on the palate. Must have it again. olio (10289) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Tap @ O’Hara’s Freehouse.Matwill (91) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2016
Pours black color with a small beige head. Roasted aroma, chocolate, mild wooden notes, hints of coffee and subtle hops. Creamy chocolaty flavor, toasted malts, some dark fruit notes and mild bitterness. Balanced and very tasty.
En fût au Vestiaire. Stout à l’azote qui nous donne ce goût crémeux et doux. Malt rôti et chocolat domine les flaveurs ressenti, le tout bien balancé. tiong (7305) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 23, 2016
UPDATED: APR 23, 2016 Draught @ William K Tennispalatsi,Helsinki. Pours pitch black with a smooth brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, burnt rubber, licorice, ash, mild hints of smoke. Taste is super smooth, mildly roasty and ashy with hints of burnt notes, licorice and coffee. Finish is smooth, roasty and slightly salty with some licorice, rubber and mild hints of smoke. Quite smooth.