agl108 (1307) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On draft at Flatbread, Burlington. Poured opaque black with brown khaki head. Minimal carbonation. Roasty nose. Flavor of roasted malts with hints of coffee and chocolate. Nice offering. kwoeltje (2234) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2007
(draught at restaurant) black with dark tan head. Roast malt/coffee aroma. Flavor is roast malt/coffee. A good if unexceptional stout. jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
on cask-pours a thin tan head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate/faint coffee, dark fruit. Taste is semi-sweet dark malt-chocolate/faint coffee, dark fruit, faint hops. OK/mild carbonation. TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2006
Verre de dégustation chez American Flatbread (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de café torréfié. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col beige crémeux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café torréfié et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est plein avec une texture crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #447) Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
A slight off-brown head covers the blackish gloom. The seemingly typical Flatbread sweetness works particularly well in here, offering a brown sugar and floury medley that beef up the powdery roasted malts and cast a pinch of anise undertones. Unsurprisingly sweet and malty mouth presence reminds of oatmeal, molasses all going through a considerable roastiness. Not so thick as I first thought, medium bodied with a soft carbonation. The bottom line is that this beer seems to take all the house strengths to pack them up together in one beautiful package.
tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2005
Roasted malt and cocoa aroma with strong notes of liquorice and nutty sweetness. Opaque black body with a low brown head that recedes to cover. Grapey notes are strong in the dark malt flavour with plenty of roasted malts and liquorice apparent. Sweet and roast are nicely balanced on the tongue especially in the lasting finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation and smooth texture. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with beerbuzzmontreal, MartinT, muzzlehatch, Rastacouere and Yowie. MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2009 The Lure:beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2005
Vinous fruitiness and chocolatey, caramel malt sweetness unite for a pleasant stout aroma. Its Foreign Stout origins are obvious, though never exaggerated, but cola spiciness tends to reign on the parade.
Slick roasted cereals are a meal by themselves, creating a slippery mouthfeel. Chocolate-covered grapes benefit from some surrounding roasted bitterness. That cola spiciness reappears in the shadows. An interesting brew, to style, but not branching out into excellence as I would expect some of this brewer’s beers to do.
Climbing to the roof to see further, but not quite there yet.
Deep black pour with brown highlights and a ring of offwhite lace on top of it. Good aroma of biscuity and roasted malt, chocolate and hops. The flavor has the same elements, biscuity and roasted malts, chocolate and hops. The palate is medium and dry, the carbonation is moderate. This is pretty good, not too sweet for an Extra Stout. CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2005
(Draught) Sampled at the brewpub in Burlington, VT. Oily texture. Pours a brownish opaque body. Nose is very coffee, iodine and vanilla. Thin oily milk finish. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Pours a rich opaque black with dark brown edges and a thick tan head. Aroma is sweet, caramely and very roasty. Body starts rich, robust and sweet with nice dark fruit hints and lots of roasty notes. Finishes dry and crisp, slightly warming. A decently balanced, complex foreign stout.