mansquito (7136) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Farmhouse, Burlington VT 12oz tap ($8.50): Pours a black color with a nice creamy brown head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, toffee, booziness, and some other grand stuff. Taste is in the same element. Kind of sweet, but still very manageable. Chocolate and coffee, not quite espresso, but still cool. Good beer and could be either chuggable or sippable, depending on your mood. At this price, I prefer the latter. HogTownHarry (7086) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JUL 20, 2011
Cask - Volo Cask Days 2010, Day 3 (session 7) - my last rating from 2010 - another great year!! 85 IBUs. Black with a solid frothy and lasting tan head. VERY hoppy aroma, tart - deep roast but it’s mostly the citrus/resin bitterness that comes across ... hardly any alcohol for 7%. Taste is more sour, much less hoppy - good, but I expected more from that aroma. Average body, a bit astringent and acidic, longish dry bitter finish (sneaky bitterness) after up-front maltiness ..... I enjoyed drinking this one, but an incredible aroma on it. kaser (6430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Sweet and sugary stout. Like a coffee. Chocolate and even fruity notes. Tasty. Fluffy cotton candy aroma. Really good. Had this on draft at the Hopfenstark brewpub.
Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Draught at Cask Republic. Pours dark brown with a creamy grayish tan head. Smells slightly smoky, roasty, resiny, earthy, spicy. Tastes of roasted malt, some tea, peppery, full bodied with a slight chocolatey finish. Nice! Marheb (6334) - MontrÃ©al, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
Une base chocolatée agrémenté de menthe et de cannelle, vraiment surprenant. En voyant que c’est brassé avec des houblons frais, je comprend mieux ce qui l’était un peu moins en la buvant.
tom10101 (6297) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
On tap @ L’Hermite (Victoriaville). Dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, nuts and grains. Taste is about the same with a slight hoppy finish. Not too sweet. Medium body. Ok Foreign Stout, but nothing exceptionnal. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2011
In short: A round creamy stout and a lot of green bitter hops in perfect harmonyJulienHuxley (5982) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2010
How: Tap, a few times. This rating for a fresh pint directly at the brewery
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head
In long: Nose is very hoppy with a green fresh hops pellet signature on top of moderately roasted malts. Body is slender yet doughy and a bit fluffy. Roasted malts, oatmeal sensation (I don’t know if it actually uses oatmeal), burnt harzelnuts, some dried dark fruits and a whole lot of fresh green bitter hops. With its velvety body, hopping and round smooth flavors I thought it felt like some kind of uber-hoppy oatmeal stout. I liked it a lot. This beer was brewed in honor of Greg Noonan, a North-American brewing pioneer. Everybody dies, even beer people. R.I.P. Greg Noonan, Vermont Brewery founder (1951 – 2009). R.I.P. Michael Jackson, beer hunter (1942-2007). R.I.P. Bruno Baekelmans, founder and brewer of Breughel (1959 - I Can’t Wait).
Tap at the brewpub’s anniversary party. Dark pour, creamy tan head. Nice dry grain aromas, very roasted, hops, toasted nuts, some coffee. Taste is well balanced for a strong stout. Slight grainy sweetness easily leveled by the hops and toast flavors. Palate is just creamy enough to coat the inside of the mouth, very enjoyable. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Black coffee tan head good retention. Really woody dry hints of licorice malty choc tones. A bit roasty oak hints of burnt coffee very dry n roasted. Bitter chocolate. Hints of birch. Hint of maple but really bitter dry a touch silky creamy carbonation. Nailed it.