Loic99 (23) - LUXEMBOURG - AUG 1, 2001
a perfect Stout. truly crafted with heart and passion. suberb 'roasted' barley taste, and great head! Gooner (136) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2002
Smooth and hoppy. Nice hints of roasted coffee bean, bits of chocolate. This is definitely a Canadian classic. Wellington Iron Duke Strong Ale is another Canadian beer classic. Check out Creemore Springs urBock for another Canadian classic as well. jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2004 Very thick pour with a milk chocolatey head that seems to last for days - one of the darkest beers I've had to date. Toasted hazelnut/toffee scented aroma with an awesome mouthfeel. Perfect carbonation for a stout (most tend to under-do it). This is definitely the best beer I've had in my tasting career to date. Special thanks to mr_kimchee for making the trade so I could experience this brew and make it my 100th rating!
Re-rating on 5/10/04: I'm about as convinced as I'm going to be that this is the absolute finest beer I've sampled to date, and it gets the perfect score from me. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2002
UPDATED: APR 23, 2009 My top beer for 2002. Pours like dirty oil. I like that in a stout. Found the flavour comparatively dry and almost smokey or burnt/espresso. Very smooth and enjoyable. Black, of course, and thick dark head. Never get tired or this. Like drinking candy from a bottle. BobP (3) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2004 does not count
I simply love this stout. Has been my favorite beer for many years now. The extra bitterness of this stout is something I quite enjoy.
Malicya (21) - Charny, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
The perfect stout, this is one of my favorite beer ! It’s better on tap than in bottle. On tap the froth is very creamy and delicious. Nice taste of chocolate and coffee. collieman (191) - montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2005
OH MY GOD!!!!!!!! IS THIS THE BEST, MOST PERFECT LIQUID EVER PLACED IN A BOTTLE, OR WHAT?
Pours get black. Darker than any stout I’ve ever seen. Even a guinness shows a slight trace of clarity, a slight ruby touch when placed to the light, but not this one. Hold it up to the sun and you can see THE TINNYEST hint of red. It’s beautiful. Large bubble head with a slight coffie tintened bage head, not much lasting power, a bit strange for an oatmeal stout. Minutte carbonation, higher than a draught, but still very mild. Aroma is lovley. Black molasis, caromell, slight coffie tint. Body is perfect. SLight thickness rounded out by a tiny sandpaper like carbonation, and an overall uniquley stout smothness. Taste is amasing, domonant flavour is roasted barley, a healthy dose of medium bitter hop, accented by espresso, bunt toffie, hit of sweet ness, anise, and toasted almond. Aftertaste is, yup, you guessed it, Fenominal. Bitter hop coats the palate, toasted walnut, with a final dry touch and a coffie air returning up the throat. This beer is amasing. This beer is amasing. This beer is amasing. This beer is amasing. This beer is amasing. This beer is amasing. This beer is amasing. This beer is amasing. what else can be said. Oh yah, THIS BEER IS AMASING!!
cheers oldseed (6) - CANADA - DEC 31, 2005 does not count
simply the best beer i’ve had to date. the taste is very calming; i taste more chocolate than coffee. great aroma, look and feel. nice foamy head and has an exceptional aftertaste.
cyrenaica (1159) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2007
Wow! Impressive. I tried this masterpiece..er beer...on July 27, 2007 at the ’Beer Bistro’ in Toronto. It came to me in a glass (on draught) and appeared to be chocolate milk with a thick head. The beer was dark brown, with a medium brown head that lasted throughout the beer. The aroma was a combination of malt, chocolate, and fruits. The mouthfeel was full bodied, and not as thick as I was expecting. Nor was there a whole lot of carbonation. The flavour was full of malt, chocolate, and plums. Overall, this was a truly great experience, and completely surprised me that a stout could provide this. Segellion (1) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008 does not count
This beer is magical. I drank this the first time on tap a long time ago and it actually got me liking beer. It makes guiness taste like water.
The complexity of the flavour and the overall sweet chocolate flavour and a nice coffee aftertaste.. it truly is a work of art.