igneous1 (1538) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2005
almost 100% opaque....very deep brown with a light brown creamy head, mostly lasting, with lots of delicate lacing. aroma has some lactose, LOADS of milk chocolate, mild roast, vanilla/chalk. flavor has moderate chocolate, lots of roastiness, bit of a cola feel, lots of hops, quite bitter really. aftertaste is of dark chocolate with a hint of citrus. really every bit as good as advertised! Thanks to MrManning for this one! DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Huge thanks to tiggmtl for this one. Pours obsidian with two-finger, dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocoff, slight smoked ham. Tastes roasty-malty, with chocoff, oats, and a definite rauchy element combined with some merlot. Complex, firm mouthfeel and very well balanced. I have no problem at all with this being a top 50/100 beer. I prefer Impy stouts, but the excellence of this one cannot be denied. richlikebeer (839) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2005
thanks to radiomgb for this bottle. outstanding looking pour, completely opaque dark brown body, with a thick creamy tan head that holds for a good 5 minutes. a very sweet coffee aroma hints at the the flavor that is to come. a slightly burnt coffee/expresso flavor is huge from the start, a little bit of sweetness also at the front end. the tail is just a tad bitter, but the very end of the flavor brings in a bit of chocolate. nothing negative in the aftertaste, and the mouthfeel is thick and chewy. from first sip to bottom of the bottle, this is an outstanding beer. JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 24, 2005
Pours nicely, with a chocolate-tinged head. The foam is densely packed tiny pearls that linger. Looks fantastic in a glass--a dark, reddish-black. Has a very faint smell, just barely there, but you can taste that smell once you take a sip. Tastes of coffee, a little sweet (but not candy sweet, just enough of a sweet to balance the coffee). All in all, one of my favourite things in the whole world.
And to top it all off, it reminds you of drinking a coffee by leaving the same nasty aftertaste. But, a small price to pay for a fantastic stout that could almost convince me that stouts are the best. Almost. wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Bottle. Tan head, rapidly dissipates. Black, opaque body. Strong malt in aroma, and sweet nose. Sweet dry finish. Malty and fairly good.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2005
Black with brown head. Rich oat malt aroma. Everything is balanced perfectly with coffee, chocolate, and oat flavor with rich roasty malts and a bit of bitterness that ties in nicely. I thorougly enjoyed this beer and it will help make up for the dissapointment of being 4 days late to try peche mortel on my trip to montreal. ERickey (9) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2005 does not count
A very dark beer, pours almost black and tastes great. Incorporated within the flavor are hints of chocolate and coffee. It is a nicely ballanced beer, none of the flavors are too overwhelming. Quite tasty! Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2005
On tap at the Bow&Arrow. I’ve always liked this beer but had it for the first time last night on tap and it the experience was way better than I remember. To call this beer dark is an enormous understatement. Completely opaque with a thick foam head. Aroma is of roasted hazelnuts, burnt malt, bitter chocolate and a hint of espresso. Flavour profile is similar except the chocolate totally overwhelms the espresso to start but lingers through the aftertaste. Nice bitterness and full mouthfeel. You really have to let this one sit for a good 15-20 minutes after it’s poured to get maximum enjoyment. Cheers! highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2005
A long, smokey oatmeal stout from Quebec, effortlessly easy to drink. Ebony colour, thick lacing head. Thick aroma of molasses, licorice, tar and sump oil. Substantial mouthfeel despite being medium-bodied and a little lighter than some stouts. Roast malt on the tongue, plus some burning tyres and bitter chocolate before a long, smokey finish. (Bottle) HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Bottle thanks to ClarkVV! Pours a jet black with a big brown head which laces nicely. Fairly high in carbonation. Aroma is a deep burnt/smoked roasted grain smell with hints of coffee. Flavor is similar to the aroma with roasted grain coming to the top with hints of chocolate and coffee. Effervescence keeps the palate light and drinkable.