Lubiere (13771) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2006
Deep dark stout with a thick lacing onctuous moka head. A good mix of bitter chocolate and floral hops in aroma, quite american in character. In mouth, dry roasted chocolate malt with a weaker body than expected, classy and pleasant. Bottle from Joanette, 3.29$, in a pint glass. Sammy (12083) - 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. 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 MartinT (9795) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2006 Any first impressions?czar (8996) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2010
-A quietly receding gigantofoam tops the tawny-tinged blackness.
-Roasting coffee beans reveals a discreet black chocolate sweetness within.
-Energetic minty green hoppiness dances with the dry malt roastiness.
-The fluffy carbonation and lean maltiness offer plenty of drinkability.
What if you dig deeper?
-That wooden, leafy hop bitterness sure is pleasurable.
-Trickling vanilla sporadically sweetens the important roastiness.
-When drinkability and flavor are maximized, enjoyment cannot be far behind.
-Solace is gained at the taste of a well-made, lively pint of stout.
Bottle; best before March ’07.
Nose is great: coffee, chocolate, nuts. Too high carbonation and soooo acid. Metal. Disappointing.
TaktikMTL (7733) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2008
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Odeur de café torréfié. 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 de chocolat au lait. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #1352) 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. HogTownHarry (6622) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2006
Bottle (500ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and tupalev - my bottle, via trade with Lubiere. Deep ruby-black (not quite opaque with a large foamy light brown lasting head. Aroma is dry, roasty, some sour cherry and light cola to go with mild coffee and slight sour dark chocolate malt. Flavour - dry! - very dry and oily roast malt, quite bitter, long finish, no fruit in sight. Very astringent mouthfeel, creamy and dry - really fine dry stout - you paying attention, Guinness?? Boutip (6312) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2011
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry roasted malt is more intense then I was expecting. Taste is quite dry with some roasted malt and dry coffee notes – somewhat more intense then I had expected. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed though maybe a tad too dry for my taste. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2004
1.9 L growler Black hue with no light shining through, long-lasting tan head, foamy and frothy. Chocolate and dry charcoal roast aroma, pretty straightforward and simple, but well focused. Palate is pretty dry altogether, very well built roasty finish, but not much happening before. Malt profile definitely lacks some character and is actually a little bland or at least not so flavourful. Under average example.