Duke (117) - New York, USA - APR 16, 2005
Aroma is a bit weak. Looks great .. dark as it should be small creamy tan head. Leaving good some lace. Balance taste of coffee with a milky texture. Nice but better beers in Montreal. TaktikMTL (7790) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2005
Verre de 5 oz à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de toréfaction. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col beige crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat. La durée de l’arrière goût est moyenne. Palette: Le corps est plein et la texture est crémeuse. L’effervescence en bouche est moyenne. Présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #357) Radek Kliber (7352) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 13, 2004
Opaque black, thick creamy foam. Very decent appearance. Milky, roast and toffee like aroma. Thick , juicy brew . Oily , creamy texture . Black clean roasts .Different, but very nice. hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Draft... Pitch black with a nitro-induced, creamy, light brown head. Chocolate, vanilla and berry notes in the aroma. The flavor is fairly well-balanced and a bit burnt. A touch woodsy. Light bodied and silky with pillow soft carbonation. Lengthy, bone-dry finish with some charred notes.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2005
huge espresso flavour. very bold. jet black with tan head. creamy mouthfeel. very nice.
Quevillon (3089) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2006
Dernière de quatre verres de dégustations. Très noir, goût de café et de mocha, pas si sucré, assé amère. heemer77 (5357) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. The body was black with a small khaki head. The aroma was coffee with a little bit of chocolate. The taste was weak coffee with more mild chocolate. The body was smooth and mild overall. Leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2006
Very black and opaque thick creamy brown head. Somewhat sweetish, medium bodied. Obvious oatmeal flavour, good bitterness. Well balanced very smooth. j12601 (11571) - 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. yespr (45412) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan, creamy and dense head. Aroma is roasted malty, liqourice and dark breadish. Toffee, liqourice and dark malty flavoured. Bitter and dry malty finish.