freekyp (2337) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2005
A huge blast of espresso starts this one off. Flavor packs dark baker’s chocolate flavor alongside the ever prevalent espresso. Not at all sweet, this brew pours a pitch black color with an ample rocky tan head. Bitterness is high with a lingering bitter chocolate finish. GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2005
Aroma:torefaction and cofee
Appearance:Black with a big brown head.
Flavor:big taste of roasted malt,Small cofee taste.
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2006 Bomber- Pours very black with a small dark tan head and very little carbonation. Aroma is strong of roasted malt, coffee and slightly sweet. Flavor is also strong of roasted malt (black patent?), coffee and a good amount of hop bitterness. Finish is quite bitter and mildly astringentand slightly sour. Not a great stout, but not too bad ... certainly worth repeating. Lubiere (13991) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2004
Nov. 28 2004 at MartinT. Deep dark opaque with no head. Light fruity chocolate vanilla aroma. Roasted coffee with light smokeyness, medium bodied, fair stout. SimonB (66) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2004
(Bottle). Very small light brown head, fully diminishing. Dark brown body. Roasted, caramel and a bit smoked? in aroma. Moderated bitterness as initial flavor then more heavy bitterness (from roasted grains) toward the end of average duration. Medium body, lively carbonation. A bit simple but fair. Sampled at MartinT’s place with other RateBeerians for the "Montreal’s Voyager Par Les Papilles’ first tasting session".
tiggmtl (4544) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2004
Roasted malts figure prominently in the aroma with some mild smokiness. Opaque brown with small brown head that diminishes to thin ring. Roasty bitterness and sweet malts contrast nicely. Lasting roastiness in the aftertaste after a short flavour profile. Fairly simple. Medium body but somewhat unexciting. Bottle sampled with beerbuzzmontreal, Lubiere, MartinT, Rastacouere and SimonB. MartinT (9932) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2004
Omnipresent roasty bitterness monopolizes the flavor profile...Vanilla peers through the thin body and light soy sauce is frowned upon...Interesting for roast lovers and Rock Art’s best probably, but nothing worth seeking repetitively... beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2004
Deep black color with no head. Aroma of biscuity , roasted and smoked malt. Flavor of biscuity malt, roasted malt, fruits and smoked malt. Bitter finish. Light to medium body, slightly syrupy texture. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2004
Opaque black body is covered by tiny light brown bubbles, 1cm in height. An honest blend of roasted malt and smokiness is perceivable in the nose and continues on the tongue, but it’s hard to get anything at all past that ashes-like roastiness. Exceedingly dry. Lightly powdery mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Weak. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Pours a rich dark brown, nearly black, with a thin tan head. Roasty malt aroma has some smoke character to it. Body starts lightly sweet and very dry, like a desert, earthy and smoky. Somewhat thin mouthfeel for a stout. Finishes warming and dry.