TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2011
500 mL bottle in trade from SlovakSniper. Merci, Pat! Almost black, with only some garnet hues getting through where the glass thins. The brown head fades quickly. Nice roast malt aroma suggests a black coffee with one sugar. A hint of fruit as well. The flavour is excellent, with a hint of spice distinguishing it from the crowd. Good body and carbonation. Nice beer. VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2011
From a 500 ml bottle into a pint. Pours a deep deep dark brown with a nice, thick pale brown head with good retention. Tastes of strong chocolate and moka, with a pleasant bitterness. Really enjoyed its thickness and creamy texture. Definitely a great oatmeal stout! DeanF (2453) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2011
Lots of burnt barley on the nose and little else. Jet black body with a very dark but thin head on top. Flavour is roasted barley, but not roasted well enough to translate into coffee or chocolate; it comes off as incomplete. Palate is slightly weak. It’s a drinkable stout that is just missing some critical elements.
VertBaconStrips (2387) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - MAY 7, 2011
Thx to the slovak sniper for this brew! I took it right out of the yyyyyyyyyyyytttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt - cat on my keyboard again. right out of the styro shipper and into my glass. 1:30am - the best time to open a beer...... cats both on my lap and no room to put hte lap top.. I’ll hold it with one hand and type with one finger. Poured otu black with a large foamed up brown cap that rims out after a long sit and leaves nice lacing. a\romasof lactose, light chocolate, coffee filter, dirt, light avanilla and some odd food smell thqt I like - not a fan of lactose beers but this one I like due to a well balacned aroma. The taste is pretty good with a mix of storng and mild flavours that blend into one something something. Dryness, lactose at a level that makes sence and is not overwhelming. Faint spice and fainter bitterness of hops, dull chocolate that adds just enough to the overall taste as a whole, light coffee, maybe more bitterness but it’s so minor yet teasty, good fruits... this just gets better and better as I go. This stays very easy to drink throughout. THis just gets better and better and I’ll say that I am surprised as my first impression was pretty much average at best. This is one of the better mellow muted beers that I;ve had in a while. Everything is subdued and that works well. Richness led by medium chocolate and backed by a light coffee and backed further by fruit sdnd quite yet forward (does that make any sense? 00) hops. I probalbly said that 3 or 4 times already. Well carbonated with a bitterness that grown as it warmss. Not thin. This grew on me like a case of leprosy. Quebec makes fine beer. im wobblyh craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2009
On tap out of a nitro at Brouhaha- enjoyed this with oteyj and Sebastian, one of the brewers at Le Naufrageur. Pretty pour, nice beige head, black coloration. Aroma has a lot of sweetness, especially dark fruits like raisin, plum, fig, but also a nice malty quality. Flavor is very intriguing- starts with a sweet vanilla cream idea, then leads to a nice dry, roasty finish, with a subtle hop character in the depths as well. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but not bad. Very nice beer from a new brewery; I hope they make it to provide good brews on a larger scale.
AlainG (2220) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2011
Belle bière noire coiffée d’un généreux col mousseux brun. Au nez, le chocolat se signale tout de suite, pour ensuite laisser la place à des effluves de mélasse. En bouche, c’est un goût de café espresso bien senti qu’on a le plaisir de déguster, accompagné d’une belle amertume en finale. (122-011211) kevinsenn (2180) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2011 500mL bottle from Broue Ha Ha. Pours black and 100% opaque, with a brown head. Aroma is great; roasty and creamy. Taste is smooth and creamy, with a dry coffee finish. Thick creamy mouthful. A great stout, and my first "dry stout". oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Had a pint of this at Brouhaha with the brewmaster himself- thanks Sebastian. Semi-nitro keg wiith 70/ nitrogen to carbonation. Black pour with 1.5 finger creamy beige head and a nice heavy thick lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, raisin, fig, plum and a nice creamy roast character. The sweet dark fruit character came largely as a surprise, but was welcome. Flavor is cream and residual sugar that subsides into pure roasted malt. Vanilla and chocolate take a back seat, but are thoroughly evident. Citrus hop character comes in near the finish. Medium to full with little carbonation and dry finish. A bit thin on the palate for the style, but the unique Belgian dark fruit character makes for an enjoyable sipper. punkska101 (2000) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2010
Black beige head. Aroma : roastiness, chocolaty. Med to full in body. Nice maltiness. Finish is bitter but short. Great will grab that one again. sseb69 (1907) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2011 Bouteille 500 ml. 5.2%. Couleur noire, mousse beige. Arôme de chocolat, café et malt. En bouche, des notes de chocolat et de café, houblon et légère amertume en finale. Ce n’est pas une bière qui réinvente mais bien conforme au style et excellente.