A: The beer is black when viewed from afar but when held up to a bright light the edges of the glass are dark brown. It poured with a narrow ring of off white bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of milk chocolate and chocolate malts are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is very chocolatey and has flavors of malted milk, milk chocolate, and chocolate malts. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This stout has an incredible amount of chocolate in the smell and taste for something that is only 5% abv.
Bottle- A deep opaque coffee black. Nice foamy mocha cap sits atop. The aromas are roasty coffee, lactic, a bit funky, some dark chocolate. Tastes of semi-sweet dark chocolate, and has a metallic twang, with coffee and grassy hops. Dry and bitter with a chalky cocoa finish. Pretty good overall.
Appearance was dark and thick looking. Poured from the bottle with a very tan coloured head that dissipated quickly. No lacing or legs.
Smell: An unpleasant sour malt, with overtones of dark fruit or burnt coffee.
Taste: Not nice. Burnt cake, heavy bitter, even sour coffee.
Mouthfeel: thin. It flows over the whole tongue with a bitter sour sensation.
Drinkability: Have one to try it for yourself. I will abstain from having another. At $4.79 per 500 ml bottle, I feel this is way overpriced.
The best thing about this beer is the label. Truly a work of art. But the contents of the bottle... meh.
très belle couleur noire opaque, la mousse est brune compacte. elle offre un nez chocolaté peu de torréfaction, goût amère,petit goût métallique, passablement désagréable, manque de profondeur. pas mauvaise pour le grimoire
Sample at the Mondiale 2005: Poured a pitch black color stout with no head or carbonation. Aroma is comprised of slightly roasted malt. Taste is quite deceiving with some roasted malt but generally overpowered by a watery aftertaste and a thin body. Not something I would be looking for again.
Got poured a fairly large sample at the Mondial, 2005. I was asking the brewer questions he didn't feel too comfortable to answer, and seemed to want to shut me up!
Appearance: Pitch black, the head didn't have much legs on it and turned to nothing but lace rather quickly. I would have blamed the mug, but other stouts I had at the fest had no problems with head retention.
Smell: Interesting, some dark fruit, blackberries I'd say, with a few chocoalte slivers.
Taste: It just tasted overly bitter, like stale coffee, but surprisingly with no coffee taste. No chocolate either, it just tasted bitter and burnt, and the carbonation was way too lively for my tastes, and the mouthfeel was watery. It reminded me of the Guinness Labatt used to bottle back in the day. Hated that stuff.