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Brewed by Brasserie Kruhnen
Style: Stout
Blainville, Canada

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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La Sout Chocolat noir: bire sche sur levure, 7% alcool, non-pasteurise, refermente en bouteille dont le gout de chocolat est obtenu par le mlange de 5 type de malt de diffrents torrfaction.

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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardbeerman (341) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
660ml bottle (dated 18-05-2012) served in a snifter around 8 degrees: This a beer is actually a cocoa stout I came across at the end of the summer. Its brewed in Blainville, a town on the northern border of Montreal by Brasserie Kruhnen, which I had never heard of before. I couldnt find much information on the web about them, except they seem to brew just one other beer in addition to this one. Lets get to it. Pours a pitch black, letting rise a fluffy hazel head offering good retention and great lacing. So far, so good. The nose is very stimulating with dominant notes of cocoa, dark chocolate, toffey and spice. Some alcohol gets through but its not a bad point if you ask me. The floral hops give the nose lots of freshness and kicks it up a knotch (not that it needs ot that much anyway). On the tongue, you get at first toasted/burnt malts with some dark chocolate bitterness. The stout is sharp and round and delivers a long burnt and nutty finish. This brew is like a combination of a stout, a strong red ale and a black IPA. Normally, I wouldnt appreciate not really being able to identify the beer, but this one still manages to work even if it streches far to being a simple stout. Like it says the end justifies the means, so I think the brewers did a pretty good job with this one. Cheers!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
A clear super dark reddish brown stout with a thick brown head. In aroma, smooth chocolate and licorice, fruity and pleasant. In mouth, a superb sweet milkey chocolate with licorice, coffee, alcohol warmth, very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (3422) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle 660ml. [Bottled 25 sept.2012] Pours very dark brown with pretty low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of nude alcohol, acidity, malt. A bit weird, brett reminescent (without the funk). Taste is of roasted malt (exposed), including acidity. Bitter, chocolate, yeast (uncommon), someone told me it was belgian yeast. Palate: astringent mouthfeel, dry. Medium-high body. Overall: An uncommon stout. As it has been said, its not what you would expect from a chocolate stout. Surprising at first, but not bad. Easily drinkable for a stout. I find that beer better than it appears, but one has to be quite open-minded and, indeed, get an uninfected bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (9592) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2012
My Bottom Line :
Light bread and chocolate tones ride a lean mouthfeel and soft effervescence into a shortlived finish where roastiness and piney hops brush the palate.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A healthy head of foam draws lacing.
-Body is on the dry side despite the chocolate touch. This is far from dessert-like like most Chocolate Stouts.
-Drinkability is quite high, but the flavor profile is too unmemorable for me.
-For this type of flavor profile (balanced and subtle), Id prefer something in the 5% range.
-I dont know what the previous rater really drunk since I had the same first bottled batch and everything was faultless. As polished as can be for a first batch even, Id say.

Bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlainG (2080) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
Brune trs fonce, pratiquement noire, elle est surmonte par un col mousseux rgulier, imprgnant les parois du verre dune dentelle parse. Un nez discret de torrfaction et de houblon, accompagn dlans de mlasse ici et l. Un got de caf filtre, de grain grill, dune douce amertume apprcie, tant donn quelle na pas beaucoup dattributs. Elle passe bien, sans anicroches, sans clats. (embouteille 18-05-12) (372-250912)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkska101 (1875) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
660 ml bottled on 18th of may 2012 from flaveurs dici. A: chocolate with slight roastiness. App: pitch black beige head. T/p: Med body with toasty and long finish. Med carbonation. O: OK lack in complexity. This bottle was in shape.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UM02 (362) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2012
This is a new small brewery and given that two reviewers have found it tasted terrible and two found no problems, possibly it is having quality control or sterilization issues. I also drank a bottling from Aug. 14 and there was nothing off or contaminated about it but judging from the two terrible reviews maybe some bottles have gone bad. I have mixed feelings about it since being advertised as a dark chocolate stout I was expecting something a lot darker and richer. Instead there is a chocolate flavour but less of a cacao flavour than a sweetness like a candy bar. It is also a bit thin and it seems like the malt could use more roast. On the other hand it is very drinkable and not unpleasant at all, just one expects more taste from a dark chocolate stout. All in all if one overlooks what seem to be quality control issues that some other reviewers had, it is a pretty decent first production for a new brewery. I would expect some improvement on it though as the brewery progresses.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elminster18 (20) - Delson, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
Stout d'arôme timide et mince en bouche. Goût de malt torréfié. Supposément au chocolat??? Anormalement acidulée pour une stout. Bière correcte mais ne révolutionne rien du tout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cargo150 (1289) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
Couleur noir avec plusieurs reflet brun et une mince mousse beige. Nez sure de grains torrfi un peu fume, un peu bizarre. En bouche cest beaucoup moins pire, grains torrfi, chocolat, quelques notes acide et fume. Corps faible a moyen, carbonation moyenne. Une Stout assez trange, pas si pire que ca mais pas merveilleux....

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Diogne (1203) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
Bire noire surmonte dune fine mousse beige qui sestompe rapidement. Armes de malts torrfis, de mlasse, de chocolats, de caramel et dalcool. En bouche, les saveurs sont similaires, mais le chocolat est peu prsent pour une stout chocolat et mon avis, cette bire bnficierait dune touche de sucre supplmentaire afin de contrebalancer lamertume. Corps moyen.


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