Lubiere (14110) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2008
A deep dark stout with a super thick dark moka head, resilient. Aroma of chocolate, plums, light vinous notes, with ashen quality. In mouth, a rich black coffee and bitter chocolate, with notes of licorice and soy. Rich and warming, with good alcohol burned. A very nice offering. Bottle from Probstk, more than one year old. DuffMan (10548) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2008
Deep, near-black brown, modest brown head. Very roasty burnt malt aroma, with coffee and ash standing out, and some pruney elements coming forward as it warms. Palate is very roasty, with coffee and burnt malt dominating, and an underlying fruit-acid sweetness adding a touch of character. Finish is moderately bitter, considering a beer of this size. Not terribly complex, but delicious regardless. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Courtesy of Quake1028. The aroma holds acetone, dark fruit, alcohol fumes, dark chocolate and chocolate liqueur. The body is full black with a diminishing mocha head. Big roasted malt, chocolate in the fore. A little stale in the middle. Mild oxidization. Hint of soy. Mostly just chocolatey and smooth though with burnt malt accents.
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2008
This pours a black oily black with a nice thick brown head and a taste of sweet chocolate and roasted malts overall a nice drinkable IPS and well balanced and complex.CHEERS! rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 25, 2008
Bottle from Greg, Thanks!. Essentially black, a small amount of deep ruby light shines through around the edges. Tan head. Nose is huge rich malt, some soy qualities, hops are solid but not forward. Flavor is caramel & toffee, a bit of chocolate. Dusty malt comes in after a moment, along with tingly hops to balance the sweetness. A bit milky which is strange in the context of the other flavors. I don’t taste the alcohol but I can feel it on my tongue.
Viper666 (3289) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2008
Bouteille 341ml, courtoisie de Hogtownharry. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de malt rôti, de chocolat noir, de café, légèrement fruité (cerises, traces de raisins et de figues) et avec des notes de houblon herbeux et des petites notes de chocolat au lait et de réglisse noire. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-bas et une texture riche, crémeuse et moynnement huileuse. Moyen goût fruité (cerises, léger de raisins, traces de figues) accompagné de notes lactiques de chocolat au lait, de traces de réglisse noire et de fumée de bois lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût moyennement amer de malt assez rôti (faibles notes brûlées), de chocolat noir et avec des notes de caramel terreux et de mélasse sucrée puis progressivement un goût de café vient s’installer jusqu’en finale où l’on retrouve également un léger goût de houblon herbeux et d’alcool doux. Post-goût long, moyennement amer de rôti, de café, de chocolat noir, léger d’alcool, de houblon herbeux et de fruits (moût de cerises et de raisins). HopDevil (16) - CANADA - APR 8, 2008
Nice beer. Black, coffee, lots of molasses. Medium body, lacking a little in depth and complexity but overall a very good beer. Keep them coming guys! IrishBoy (4221) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 6, 2008
341 ml bottle from Porterhouse! New Province sampled! Nose of chocolate, vanilla, and some light raisin notes; black with a medium tan head; flavor is heavy coffee and light chcolate where the nose was heavy chocolate, flavor also containing some molasses and caramel; finish is lightly fruity raisins and a mild bitter note. Darn good RIS! glennmastrange (2895) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of toasted, molasses, dark chocolate and strong coffee, light earth and herbs for the hops, moderate yeast smells of earth, with raisin, vanilla and alcohol in the background. The head is large, cascading after the pour, creamy/frothy, light brown, with excellent lacing and is fully lasting. Color is black. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, and lightly acidic and heavily bitter in the long finish. Palate is medium to full, creamy and has a lively carbonation. It finishes a bit chalky, lightly astringent and dry. Lots of deep flavors and aromas make this a very good choice when in the Halifax region. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Bottled. Poured clear deep brown with a bit too tall of a tan cap for head. The aroma was on the sweeter side, with toasted caramel paired with burnt cocoa.. with warmth, molasses oozed through right in the back of the nose.. nothing extravagant, groundbreaking, or stand-out, but it was certainly pleasant. The flavor was a touch sour throughout, leading me to believe that this was just slightly past its prime.. sweeter, roasted chocolates join singed molasses and airy coffee bitterness on the middle.. sweeter finish with drawn caramel and baker’s chocolate. Medium-bodied with lower carbonation on the palate (wish it had a bit more).. decent balance, but a light hint of sourness took away from the final impression a little. Overall a solid beer that I’d gladly try again.