Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 9, 2012
At Cask Beer Festival 2012 HogTownHarry (7064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
Aroma fruity with leafy hops and chocolate malts behind. Soft clean feel with hint of smoke.
Appearance almost black with medium rocky top.
Flavor and Palate : Smooth medium bodied. Roasty, smoky malts , deep fruit feel in the mid. Green bitter feel on sides. Darker finish. Solid.
October 30, 2011 - Volo Cask Days 2011 - gravity cask. Nearly black pour with a small but lasting frothy beige lasting head. Simple aroma - strong roast, not sweet, plenty of campfire and light peat, some alcohol presence. Taste is sweeter, the peat is more in the background, and there is a good amount of balancing fresh green herbal bitterness, like tossing a spruce bough on a campfire. Slightly thin mouthfeel, lightly astringent with not much carbonation, and it finishes dry and ashy, a little residual sweetness in the aftertaste - really smooth and well made. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Cask Days 2011, dark black pour, tan beige head, lots of bubbles. Lots of roast & lots of bitterness. Extremely balanced, smooth, Great stout Boutip (6490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
Draft: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice medium off-white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with light sugar notes with some black chocolate and some light aromatic coffee. Taste is an easy drinking mix between some black chocolate with notes of coffee and lactose. Body is about average with a somewhat creamy texture and some good carbonation. Well brewed with dryness offset by nice amount of lactose notes. Inbreak (6415) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2017
23.10.2015, tap @ What’s Brewing:
tom10101 (6229) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich, dark malts, licorice, espresso, chocolate, grass, toffee, roasted grain, cocoa burnt caramel. Taste is dry roasted, burnt grain, burnt coffee, ashes, cocoa, minerals, weeds, bark, grass, burnt caramel. Medium bitterness, dry and burnt mouthfeel. Nice aroma...
On tap @ DDC (Montréal). Black with a medium beige head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, milk chocolate, cacao and sweetness notes. Taste is slightly sweet with roasted malt, milk chocolate, cacao and light bitterness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Good balance and drinkability. Nice Stout. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2011
In short: A full bodied and very hoppy roasted stout. Very tasty and very well balancedViper666 (6034) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with good retention leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: The strong nose is medium roasted, cacao, coffee beans and milk chocolate. Taste packs a lot of crunchy roasted chocolaty malts, milky notes, black cake, roasted coffee beans. Overall crunchy mouthfeel/sensation. Nothing in the way of fruity flavors but I didn’t feel like it needed any. So far that would be a very competent roasted stout. But let’s not forget the hops. This beer is massively hopped for the style and the resinous leafy hops work admirably well with the rest of the beer. The name “Libre Échange” means “Free Trade”, it is a complicated business concept. But the other day I read an article in a business magazine, it was “the”.
Dégustée en fût sur place à Montréal. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de chocolat noir, de malt rôti, moyen de café brûlé avec des notes de houblon herbeux et de fumée (tabac) ainsi que des traces de chocolat au lait et de de réglisse noire. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-bas et une texture plutôt crémeuse. Faibles notes fumées (tabac) avec quelques traces de réglisse noire et de fruits (raisins secs) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût de malt rôti (notes brûlées) et un léger goût de chocolat noir puis en finale l’on retrouve un moyen goût de café avec une légère amertume de houblon herbeux. Post-goût moyen-long, moyennement amer de rõti, moyen de café, léger de houblon herbeux et de chocolat noir. (29 novembre 2011) JulienHuxley (5910) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2011
4 oz pour on tap at Mondial 2011. Pitch black pour with relatively light colored head. Aroma of dark chocolate, cold coffee and lots of burnt toast/roasted malt. Taste is bitter, great blend of coffee and dark chocolate flavors, with a tiny bit of molasses-like grainy sweetness for balance. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, with a smooth finish. Very good stout. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2011
(Sample at DDC) Deep black in color. Medium brown head with good retention. Aromas are structured around roasted malts, burnt notes, dark cacao and sweet caramel. Taste is more on fresh ground coffee and pure chocolate. Body is enough full with soft carbonation and nice creamy texture. The finish is roasty and bitter. I need to drink this beer again.