yespr (48917) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted to breadish malty. Roasted malty, breadish and dark malty. Ends dry and roasted. Smooth. Light chlorine note. Lubiere (14262) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
A deep dark stout with a thin creamy moka head. A nice chocolate and butterscotch aroma. In mouth, a sweetish chocolate with licorice and butterscotch. Medium bodied. On tap at brewpub, July 20, 2008, shared with Muzzlehatch. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2009
(draft) Beige head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some milk chocolate, coffee/roast. Taste is moderately sweet, mikl chocolate, some bittersweet chocolate, roast/coffee, lactose. Creamy medium body. j12601 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2010
On tap at American Flatbread. Pours a deep black, clear, cola hued, with a medium sized tanned beige head. A bit thin and watery, sweet chocolate and roast. Finishes with some dark fruit, hints of cocoa and plums. Sammy (13000) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Very competent stout. Black with lace. Suitable and even understated carbonation. On the tad sweet side, the brews tend to be well malted though not overally, just to make it drinkable as opposed to slow sippers.
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. MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2009 The Lure:AirForceHops (8034) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 26, 2013
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.
6 oz. pour @ the brew pub. Deep dark black with light brown small head. Some spotty lacing. Coffee and chocolate nose. Taste is semi-sweet chocolate, light coffee nuances and just a very light trace of dark fruit. Texture is mildly creamy. Carbonation is just as it should be. Finish has a very light bitterness. Solid brew. 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) 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.