MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2010 My Bottom Line:tderoeck (9681) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2013
Growler notes: this expertly crafted Stout juggles full flavors and drinkability with aplomb, delivering plenty of roasted coffee bean flavors and chocolate in a comfortable body made for sessioning.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the darkness.
-The bubbly yet peaceful effervescence increased drinkability, somewhat replicating the objectives of the nitrogen usually added in tap versions.
-Wooden, citrusy hops peer through the finish, which itself is mostly a continuation of the pleasant malt profile.
-This may not be the most complex Stout out there, but we do not need complexity all the time. A beautifully made pint of Stout can be just as rewarding.
-The nitroed tap version was a lot fruitier (grapes) and slightly tart throughout, not showcasing the chocolate and roasted malts all that much. Good, but not as satisfying as the version with regular carbonation.
From the growler (3.6) and on nitro tap at La Fabrique (3.4).
11/X/13 - 50cl bottle @ home - BB: 23/IV/13 (2013-944) Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing the bottle!czar (9066) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2010
Clear dark brown to black beer, creamy light beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit dusty, lots of coffee, mocha, toast, cocoa powder. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of coffee, mocha, dark chocolate, little sour, roasted malts. Aftertaste: lots of coffee, burnt toast, little caramel, bitter hops.
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2013 will re-rate here. pours almost pitch black with a nice dark beige head. coffee, coffee and coffee. light to medium carbonation. medium to heavy body. silky, velvety. solidfunk (8951) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Pours black with decent head and lacing. Nice smooth, low carbonation texture. Light bitter finish with residual note of sourness. Some roasty malt and coffee as well. Better than anticipated. Bottle from Bieres du Monde. laiti (8468) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
50 cl bottle @ RIP camp. Batch #426, BBE 23.04.2013
Hermod (7874) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2016
Aroma is nice with coffee notes, some licorice and cocoa. Flavour has espresso, ashy notes and some salty licorice. Finishes with herbal notes. Quite strong hop profile for a stout. Nice.
50 cl bottle. From Saveur Biere.
Poured pitch black with a thick brown head.
Milk chocolate, gentle roast, malt and cocoa in aroma.
Smooth and lovely stout. Dry finish, hint of coconut, chocolate and cocoa. Really tasty. lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
500 ml bottle @ RIP camp.TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2010
Pours a black colour with a thick beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, cream, chocolate biscuit and . Flavour of roasted malts, really strong grassy hops, tobacco, coffee, ash, mild sweetness and some wooden notes. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a bone-dry, malty, very bitter finish. I was surprised by the bitterness, which seems to work quite nicely with the malts used here.
En fût. Verre de dégustation au Saint-Bock (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur de café et de chocolat. 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 avec une pointe chocolatée et fruitée. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #2802) blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2011
My bottle [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus. Pours a very dark brown with a large lasting frothy beige head. Aroma of light roasted malt, some coffee, chocolate and light leafy hops. Flavour of lightly roasted malt, chocolate, some lactic notes and light leafy hops. Medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel. A pretty good Stout. Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 11, 2011
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma raisin, ripe fruit, sweet with very neat roast profile to it. Charcoal, vanilla and chocolate. 8-
Appearance dark brown with black. Medium dark beige top. Some lace. 3+
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. Very clean frontal character. Well prepared barley , mild mellow textures with slight sourness at ends. Traditional feel in good way. 14+/20