Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Off-white film lasts a while atop the deep clear brown pour. Powdery chocolate notes climb through the heavily carbonated form underneath. Slightly woody light and malty flavours. Tartish toasted pumpernickel undertones boasts some originality in a good way all the while mineral and metallic character develops in a not so competent manner between roasted interludes. Very light palate, moderate carbonation. Average.
BeerandBlues2 (12847) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle. Pours black with some faint dark brown hints and a small, mostly diminishing tan rocky head that soon becomes a film with some lined lacing. Dark sweet roasted caramel and chocolate malt (meal, cookie) and oat aroma. Sour and oily yeast (sweat, horse blanket) flavor, dark and slighltly bitter dark chocolate notes and a light hop acidity. Dark bodied and oily, thin palate.
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark brown body, with small tan head. Aromas of burnt malt and hints of chocolate. The flavor is dry roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Very Good
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep black color with a ring of light brown lace. Aroma and flavor of vanilla and coffee. The body is light with a creamy texture and low carbonation. I thought this would be way better, oh well...
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Anise and vanilla sweetness surface atop the chocolatey malts. Somewhat vinous after a while, this is nonetheless a pretty attractive and intriguing perfume.
Roasted malts and dark chocolate relinquish their seductive powers to the overbearing mineral dryness. Chalk is brought up, sadly helped by the agressive carbonation. Some fruitiness manages to get through, but the dry metal sheets squash all hopes for tasty nourishment.
Zealousness breeds contempt.
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2006 Well, definiitelly better than the Cask one, but I guess something was wrong with the equipment. This was a very good stout, although a little soft sometimes. Smoked, chocolate features on it. Good head, but tiring after a while.
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark stout, hoppy aroma, Flavor was of burnt coffee, not overpowering, and a hint of chocolate. Very watery for a stout.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks wicked in the glass. A full rich muddy head that lingers. Little bits of lumpy lace. Deepest opaque brown. Trace of anise in the nose, giving way to roasted malt. Aroma is late, but big on roasted cocoa beans. Vanilla. Misses a bit on the finish, but not too much. Quaffable, and not over the top like many US stouts.
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a good one to drink if you love Stouts. A very good example of the style, bursting with malt flavor, very dark in color with a thick, full body.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black. Big, dense, bubbly, creamy light brown head. Roasted malt and burnt chocoffee aroma- touch of lactose, also. Same flavor, bitter finish and aftertaste. Smooth, medium body is very drinkable. Would go nice with some waffles at breakfast. Good brew.