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. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2010 In short: A boring almost watery stout with no complexity Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2009
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed relatively fresh some 4 months after purchase
The look: Black body topped by a very small tan head
In long: Nose is very roasted with hints of cacao and maybe even some barrel notes even though the beer is not barrel aged. Body and taste are a big letdown. The body it very light, foamy and airy. Taste is dark malts and some vanilla. No complexity, no coffee notes, no fruity notes, almost no chocolate, nothing, just dark malts, vanilla and burnt toasts-like roastiness. Watery finish. Felt tired, old and boring, Granny Stout.
Bottle. Pours a brown body with a tan head. Big malty body with an astringent metallic like note, not particularly surprised either. Some light chocolate malts, caramel, hints of coco and roasted coffee. Thin and bittersweet, if not for the infection? this would have been nice it seems. muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2004
Growler. Black, thick tar, unending dark heavy head. Powerful roasty nose isn't exactly unique or exciting, but quite nice. Smooth, fairly heavy mouthfeel, a nice quiet bitterness from beginning to end, dark chocolate gradually enters the espresso-powered body as the tongue lingers... a truly excellent example of the style, nothing new mind you but does everything basically right. Rock Art's best as of now I'd say. tiggmtl (4543) - 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.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Dark black body with a very small light brown head that quickly fully diminishes. Coffee and dark roasted malt aroma. Sweet coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and some molassas in the flavor with a dry bitter end. beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - 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. Beerdedone (3460) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Bottle. Pours black with a ultra small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and notes of chocolate. Flavor is dark roasted malts, coffee, light chocolate and a hint of molasses. medium body with a dry finish. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2009
Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry & garthicus - HogTownHarry’s bottle. Deep brown, tan head. Aroma of roast & smoke & dry cocoa. Medium bodied. Flavour of charred malt, roasted hazelnuts, coffee and dry cocoa, with hops building nicely in the finish. Very nice! pineypower (3346) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2012
Bottle from Spirits Lacey. Pours out a well carbonated, almost blackcolor with a small, close to white head. Aroma is of light roast, some chocolate, and light bitterness. Taste is light roast, a good amount of baker’s chocolate, light sweetness and some lingering bitterness on the finish with a note of some dry chocolate cake. Overall not bad, but the body is lacking.