fishead (28) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2007
Draught - pint. I haven’t had this one in quite a while, but the marriage of cherry tartness with the richness of coffee and chocolate brought me back just about every night it was on tap. Here’s to hoping they bring out a new batch soon. tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2005
Cherries and chocolate in the sweet and roasty aroma. Opaque black body is topped by a decent, fine-bubbled, tan head that lasts nicely (nitro). Mildly tart cherries with cocoa powder and a bittersweet roasty finish. Sweet, fruity character dominates despite initial tartness. Medium-full body with creamy texture and soft, fine carbonation that tickles the palate. On tap at the brewpub. jercraigs (11071) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2005
Black body, smallish khaki head. Sweet malty aroma with some mild fruit and notes of sweet chocolate. Flavour is pronounced cherries with malty foundation. Slight sour quality from the cherries lingers in the finish. Smooth but average palate. Lighter than I personally like stouts. Nice beer, but I am hardly a cherry fan so it loses a few points right off the bat. Servicable. GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2005
Aroma:Sour cherry,light chocolate...
Appearance:dark,light beige head...
Flavor:Sour cherry,light chocolate,salt.....
Original but not my favorite style of beer... Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2005
Another perfect obsidian Stout from DDC, with only the faintest of blood red hues with a solid, compact head.
TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2005
Chocolate slivers and ground coffee nose, with a twist of sourness reminiscent of a raspberry vinaigrette.
Creamy smooth (I forgot to ask if it was nitro or not, but I don’t think it was. It would have been even better if it was), the fruity astringency holds on to the palate and doesn’t let go. Again, DDC make a 7.5% Beer taste like it didn’t have more than 5%ABV. Taste is like sucking on a cocoa powdered cherry pit. No sweetness here, the sourness of the cherry and the bitter of the stout makes it fascinating experience, but their other cherry-flavored offering, Solstice d’été, steals the show for me once more.
Verre de dégustation de 4 oz. à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de cerises. Apparence: Couleur noire opaque. Moyen col crémeux beige. Large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de cerises sûres et de café. Long arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût de cerises. (Rating 273) beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2005
Pours a deep black color with a nitro creamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate with sour cherries, no roastyness felt at all. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt and sour cherries, it’s interesting but I don’t think that cherries in a stout is a good mix, it feels like the cherries are fighting the roasted malt for dominance. Since this is a nitro stout the palate feels very smooth and creamy. MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2005
The Lure:Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2005
Suave capuccino cake slowly absorbing freshly crushed sour cherries. Cake dough and icing give off milky scents, conversing with a little of the cherries’ tartness.
Low carbonation is enlivened into creaminess by the nitro serving, but still feels very complacent. Sour cherries shrug off the mild coffee bean roastiness soon in the sip, taking over with their intrinsic sweet/tart development. Very well-brewed and tasty, but I have to admit I’m not a fan of fruit stouts in general. If you are though, you’re in for quite a treat.
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Pitch black. Nitro pale coffee head lasts a while, but cuts a bit through the aroma which is sweet, fruity and roasty. It’s served quite cold, so takes some time to develop, but when it does, it’s desserty with the dark chocolate notes battling up the dark cherry ones. Almost juicy palate, smooth creamy texture, obviously restricted carbonation. Reaching the limits of what nitro can and cannot do imo, malt is fell in there, but clocking in at 7.5%, there could be a lot more going on, there is room for a lot of flavors, but they don’t reach through. It also finishes with this "had to be expected" fighting between the fruity sourness and burnt tobacco roastiness which is not overdone at all, but not ultimate to my liking. It remains a nice experiment and I’d come back running if a cask version was offered. Eructoblaster (4453) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2005
Perfectly opaque black body topped with a lasting beige creamy head. Malty aroma with some subtle roasted coffee and cherry notes. Taste is a way stronger than the aroma is. It is very well balanced, and dominated by cherry and coffee flavors. Ends with a nice and long sour finish. That cherry stout is quite a discovery.