SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
Le liquide est noir de fumée et sa mousse a un aspect crémeux et dense. Présence d’une dentelle sur le verre. Les arômes détectés me rappellent la raison pour laquelle j’ai toujours adoré cette version proposée par le brasseur du Cheval Blanc : les effluves de torréfaction qui surgissent doucement des entrailles du liquide entrainent avec eux des parfums légers de chocolat sucré. En bouche, le liquide prend beaucoup d’expansion et caresse la langue en laissant, hormis ce goût particulier de l’avoine, des saveurs de torréfaction qui rappellent davantage le café. En finale, le liquide, a la texture granuleuse et veloutée, laisse derrière son passage de notes amères correctes de grains brûlés. blankboy (7662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2010
Draught at Le Cheval Blanc. Pours black with an average to large lasting creamy/frothy tan head and good lacing on the glass -- looks lovely. Great aroma of roasted malt and coffee foremost followed by lactic notes and light leafy hops. Delicious flavour of roasted malt, coffee, cream and some chocolate. Average bitter finish. Medium+ bodied, creamy mouthfeel. A wonderful Oatmeal Stout -- I loved it. PWheatley (119) - , Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2010
pint @ pub. Pours very dark with a nice tan head. The aroma was pretty neutral, malt on the nose with some roastyness coming through. The taste was malty and chocolate, tasty. Over all this is a nice stout but not stellar. j12601 (11135) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 11, 2009
On a nitro tap at La Cheval Blanc. Pours a deep black with a medium tan head. Deep roast aromas and a touch of chocolate. Thin (due to the nitro) and smooth. This might be better without the nitro. Nice roast flavors. Ends with a long roasty bitterness. At 4.5% this would make a decent session stout (if one could tolerate the bedlam that is La Cheval Blanc’s bar scene… I couldn’t), though the bitterness may be a bit heavy handed for that. Tried all 8 of their beers on tap when I went, and this was the clear winner, by quite a bit. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2010 In short: A commercial black cake in a pint.
rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2008
How: Tap at brewpub.
The look: Black body topped by a medium persistent tan head
In long: Timid slightly roasted nose. Fluffy/foamy body. Taste of roasted dark malts, black chocolate, some lactic notes, light coffe hints. More precisely this beer really tastes like a generic black cake. Everything from the taste, mouthfeel and finish reminded me of a *DANY* Dunkin Heinz black cake. Nothing special about it but this is a reliable beer and a regular of the Cheval Blanc lineup and as such this beer has become my late-night fallback choice. This beer and my ex-girlfriend phone number.
fût, classique du cheval blanc, stout de belle couleur noire, mousse brune-café au lait, nez de torréfaction, bouche soyeuse, torréfaction, très agéable. robinvboyer (4611) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2008
I didnt know this was an oatmeal stout when i had it at the brewpub,but on my 1st drink, i thought o myself, wow, this reminds me of an oatmeal stout, im really getting the oats. I was bang on, great roastiness, and a creamy smooth body,great stout. Sammy (12105) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2007
Above-average beer (though only average stout) enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub.Cold coffee that has been roasted but is creamy, definately affected by the nitro-tap treatment. Astringent bitter yet still well malted. Coffee aroma. Grainy and creamy mouthfeel. Surprising 33 IBU and under 5% abv.
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2007
[523-20070811] Tap @ Cheval Blanc (Montréal, QC). Coffee roasted malt aroma with some nice hints of nut. Black body with a quick foamy light tan head. Flavour holds roast bitter coffee malt with a nutty background and a sweet finish. Medium-full body. Not too heavy, the balance of bitterness and coffee and nuts is interesting. ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2007
Nitro pour - Opaque black with creamy beige head. Roasty malt aroma, burnt malt also. Creosote. Roasted/burnt malt flavors balanced with some hop presence. Mouthfeel a little thin, a little too acidic - Not bad.