Quevillon (3196) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
Drank on tap (12 oz) at Le St. Bock in Montreal, on October 30, 2010. Burnt brown, thin beige head. Barley malt aroma with notes of sweet chocolate, a bit hoppy. Taste of malted barley, a good combination of cocoa and bitter hops, very warm in the mouth. Finaly an harvest ale that I realy like, with some black IPA and some stout!
jercraigs (11071) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2010
2010-10-29. Very dark brown-black body with a tiny head. 3+ Perplexing aroma, modest leafy hops, hinds of some kind of spic, kind of anise like? 7+ Flavour is similar, modest green character, sweeter dark malt in the middle leads up to bitter hops in the finish. 7+ Smooth average plus palate is a touch too lightly carbonated for my preference. Pretty solid. Enjoyable. Cask at Volo, Toronto
Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 3, 2010
Volo Cask Days 2010 MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2010
Aroma mild light roast character paired with leafy hops. Good play of aromas here. Clean and straight.7+
Appearance dark brown with off tanned top.
Flavor and Palate : Medium full bodied. Gentle hint of licorice followed by good well developed dark malts. Very easy going with clean hop profile. Slight hint of mint. Very tasty ale.
My Bottom Line:mcberko (19804) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
Raisins, roasted malts and levelled green hops coalesce in this full-bodied, Harvest Ale / Foreign Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A layer of creamy foam protects the brown-edged blackness.
-The cask version had brash hoppiness compared to the slightly older tap. The cask was not cohesive too, even though the flavors were all very pleasant.
-Balance is beautiful in this one, evolving in a wonderfully chewy body.
-Yet another successful new recipe from Hopfenstark. Bravo!
On tap at the brewery, and on cask at Benelux.
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours black with a medium foamy tan / light brown head. Aroma of fresh hops, moderate roasted malt, a bit of chocolate and a bit of coffee. Flavour brings out coffee, fresh hops galore, biscuity malt, and a little burnt stuff. The fresh hops come out big time here, leaving notes of fresh hops and roasted malt. Full-bodied and super easy drinking. Great stuff.
solidfunk (9729) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Well-done foreign stout. All the right mix of coffee and espresso here. Pours dark brown with amazing mocha-tinted head, especially for a cask beer. Nice bitter finish. Very well-balanced and well done overall. It’s nice to see Hopfenstark do a great beer that isn’t a saison. Great effort for one of the more uncommon styles out there. Cask Days 2013. TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2010
En fût, cask. Verre de 12 oz dégusté chez Benelux (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblon avec une pointe de café et de noix. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #3377) Changed (463) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Had at maxs Baltimore. complex, chocho, smokey, beautiful. Will update later Ron (4257) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2012
On tap at Tap and Mallet. Black with a frothy brown head. Herbal nose, almost minty. Full body, but so easy to drink. Nice cocoa flavor, bold palate. This is a great harvest stout. The combination of the stout intensity and the clean freshness of the hops is amazing. Great stuff.