Metalchopz (3240) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at the Marché Omni in Aylmer, QC and says 7.5 % ABV on label. Pours a very dark, almost black colour, with very little red highlights. Nice brown creamy head, but retention is rather average and lacing is hard to find. Hop seems to take over the smell, over the burnt malt, coffee and butterscotch. After a while, the hop disappears and a bit of the alcohol surfaces. Very smooth mouthfeel, quite creamy and silky with the alcohol, very well-hidden. The taste shows more, the burnt malt lingering into the aftertaste. Not as sweet as the nose gives out to be. A nicely balanced bitterness. Pretty good strong stout that goes down easily. A bit too easily.
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the pub.....
Appearance:Dark with a good cofee brown head...
Flavor:Strong coffee rosted malt flavor.....
SlovakSniper (5354) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bière noire de noire avec une mousse foncée abondante. Au nez, les parfums sont principalement composés de grains torréfiés et de café fort. Dans la bouche, domination du malt foncé et du café, touche de fumée et émergence de réglisse. Liquide riche, enveloppant et effervescent avec une finale pleine d’amertume. En résumé, samedi soir agréable sur la planète Bière.
HogTownHarry (6381) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Okay, that looks pretty damned awesome - like motor oil with a large lasting brown creamy head (4+). Smells great too, moderate alcohol, burnt treacle, mint, anise, soft light herbal bitterness ... nice balance, slightly sweet. The taste follows - dusty dryness to the malt, the alcohol takes a bit to build; it’s there but well-restrained .... light cream and mint emerge more as the carbonized malt fades back, and I get a bit of earthy saltiness too - really well-balanced. Lush, but not heavy mouthfeel, very soft, almost airy - mild carbonation, and a little alcohol dryness in the finish. An amazingly well-made impy stout, why did I wait so long to drink this???
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle, aged one year. The aroma has a nice edge to it - lots of coffee and some roast and even a bit of booze. Nice. The flavour doesn’t offer anything until about midway through, when roast, smoke, and caramel come through. Body is a little thin until the end. Finishes well. Lotsa roasty bitterness. Nice stout.
mabel (8652) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[2760-20100213] 500mL bottle. Rich mousse roast aroma has nice woody fruits. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy brown head. Roasted coffee malt flavour has rich coffee notes. Full body. A great surprise, very drinkable. Could be I’m being influenced by the birthday party setting but it was quite good.
(From Marches de Saveurs, Montreal, QC; w/ jerc, tuqueboy)
jercraigs (10126) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010-02-13. Black body with a modest tan head that fades quickly. 3+ Alcoholic roasty dark malt aroma is pleasant. 7+ Flavour is also pleasant, dry roast highlights, rich dark malt core, good amount of bitterness throughout. 7+ Smooth medium bodied palate. 3+ A pretty solid stout. Simple yet effective, it has stood up well to a few months in the cellar. Bottle from Marches de Saveurs, Montreal
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black liquid with a nice chocolate cream head. Dark chocolate and cocoa aroma. Creamy with a tinny edge. Lots of chocolate and bitter coffee. Finish has lots of cocoa.
Fred82 (2179) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours black with a medium brown head. Nice looking brew ! Nose is a bit roasty and hoppy. Some sweetness also. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malt and a bit hoppy. Finish is roasted malt and chocolate. Carbonation is really soft. Taste gets less hoppy and more roasty with time (which is better in this case). Gets a bit buttery at the end. Maybe it was a bit old.
probstblueribbon (3790) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle via Lubiere, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep brown-black with a fair mocha head.
Aroma: Tons of deep-roasted coffee, some dark chocolate, so much dark malt!, a touch of fruitiness and soy sauce/brine, a wee hint of tang, a very big nose for a standard stout...
Palate: Medium+ body, moderate effervescence.
Flav.: Lots of good black coffee and dark chocolate, cocoa, some light brightness, a touch of fruitiness, slight brine/soy sauce, a little hops and a wee bit of alcohol; almost dry with mild bitterness.
Wow, this is nice stuff. Looking forward to trying their other products.