Sammy (12091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2006
Black with a little white head to look at. Thin-medium mouthfeel or roasted barley and sourness, almost mould yet well before expirely date. Not so dry as bland and lacking drinkability. muzzlehatch (4950) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2006
500 ml bottle from Metro Joanette in Verdun, Quebec (May 2006), served between fridge and cellar temperature in a Unibroue glass. The pour is utterly opaque and solid black with a large-bubbled diminishing brown head and plenty of thick lacing....nose shows first a grapy-sweet/sour quality, with dark roast quickly appearing, milk chocolate and prunes, a touch of fragrant woody/herbal hoppiness.....on the tongue, a nice roast though the body is a bit light, cold coffee and a hint of dark cocoa....at the finish, an unpleasant cardboardiness fades when more warmth arrives, but it remains a bit stale and dull at the end....still, not a half-bad attempt. GRM (4014) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2006
Brown bottle, 500 ml, expiry date: June 2006; eye: opaque black with a nice cappuccino head, head persists mainly as a ring around the glass but also with an "island" in the middle, lacing; nose: roast, caramel and the hops that brings a welcome freshness to balance the smells; mouth: starts like a sledgehammer of roasied malt that gradually fades, it is the only taste up to the finale, as a finale the roasted malt is still present but it is accompanied by a somewhat aggressive bitterness but also cocoa and caramel, astringence is also perceived in the finale, quite bitter, very lightly swee, full body, slightly oily and watery texture, nice carbonation; overall: quite enjoyable
Bouteille brune, 500 ml, date de péremption : juin 2006; oeil : noire opaque avec une belle mousse cappuccino qui persiste sous la forme d’un anneau autour du verre et d’une « île » au centre, dentelle; nez : torréfaction, caramel et le houblon qui amène une touche de fraîcheur pour équilibrer le tout; bouche : débute comme un coup de masse de torréfaction qui s’estompe graduellement, c’est même le seul goût perçu jusqu’en finale, en finale on perçoit toujours la torréfaction accompagné d’une amertume un peu aggressive mais aussi un peu de cacao et de caramel, astringence aussi en finale, assez amère, très légèrement sucrée, pleine en bouche, texture légèrment huileuse et un peu aqueuse, bonne carbonatation; en résumé : bien aimé BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2006
Nice dry stout. Coffee and chocolate in the nose with a nice roasted nutty malt presence. Flavour was balanced with the coffee, chocolate and biscuit. Finishes a tad thin but still pleasant. heemer77 (5355) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2006 Sampled at Mondial 2006. The body was black with a light tan colored head. The aroma was classic with coffee and chocolate. There was also some sweet pancakes. The taste was a lot of coffee with a hint of dark chocolate and a hint of bread crust. Definitely English type hops (Fuggles?) character. Very dry with lots of roasted cofee. Good stuff.
jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2006
Black body with a moderate khaki head. Mild sour roast aroma, dilute dark chocolate. Lightly acidic roast is quite strong, leaving a very dry impression of the whole flavour character. Average palate is a touch light for a stout. A nice stout, but not to my liking. 6/4/6/3/12 vidbellegueule (30) - CANADA - MAY 27, 2006
on bottle and on tap. Deep black color with small foam. rosted malt aroma. May have hints of chocolate not sure. Great present bitterness. Loved more bottle than tap. hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2006
Bottle. Deep black color, thin brown head. Malt, coffee and alcohol aroma. Taste of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate with good bitterness. nice stout.
Bière de couleur noire opaque avec un mince collet brun. Odeur de malt, café et alcool. Goût de malt grillé, caffé et chocolat avec une bonne amertume. Bonne stout GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy & tupalev - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Deep, deep brown with a medium sized tan head. Very dry, roasty aroma with notes of coffee and cocoa powder. Flavour is very dry and roasty as well, with some nice hop bitterness in the finish. A very good example, right on style. blankboy (7662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size diminishing foamy light-brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and mild dark chocolate. Very dry roasty flavour with a long finish with hints of chocolate and hops. Body’s a little light. A pretty good effort.