Beerstitution Volume 27: STOUTS

Beer ye, Beer ye!

As it’s winter and it’s freezing, I suggested a Stout tasting to warm our souls.

We all met at PeopleLikeUs office aka Dynamo’s old office in the Old Port. The grill cheese machine and espresso machine were brought upstairs and BRST stickers were distributed, making this night unforgettable.

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The beers

Guinness – Guinness – Irish Dry Stout – 4.2% 

  • Introduce by Kristen really nicely : Speaking of garbage, let’s start with a Guinness
  • Unanimous consensus : Water is better than Guinness

BRSTº Rating: 1.7/5 


Sang d’encre –  Le Trou du Diable – Irish Dry Stout – 5.5%

  • I’ve never seen someone present his beer like that! Jones knew his shit! From the brewer’s life story to the beer’s legend, it was jaw dropping.

BRSTº Rating: 3.1/5 


St-Barnabé – Le Naufrage –  Irish Dry Stout – 5.2% 

  • Brought us this magnificent mannequin challenge (reenactment of the label) reena
  • Watery at the end

BRSTº Rating: 2.4/5


Charles-Henri – Brasserie les deux frères – American Stout – 6% 

  • Bit of a disappointment
  • Super sparkly

BRSTº Rating: 2.1/5 


Le Canonnier – Arsenal – Saison Noire – 6.2% 

  • What a fucking nice bottle! But doesn’t it look a little bit like BudLight ?
  • Is a noire a stout ? This question will remain unanswered.

BRSTº Rating: 2.5/5


Señor Cacao – Ras l’bock  – Stout – 6% 

  • Would be considered as a dessert beer
  • IT REALLY TASTE LIKE CHOCOLATE!

BRSTº Rating: 3.3/5


GRILL CHEESE BREAK (aka best idea ever) 


En Jasant – Une petite dernière – Stout – 7.8% 

  • From a brasseur itinérant, which translate to Hobo brewer (?)
  • Some considered it as a positive surprise, others as a negative surprise

BRSTº Rating: 3/5


La grande noirceur – Dieu du ciel – American Imperial Stout – 9% 

  • In link with Quebec Duplessis Era named “La grande noirceur”
  • This is what a Guinness should taste like!

BRSTº Rating: 3.8/5


No. 13 Tennessee – Pit Caribou – Porter – 10% 

  • That’s what we should have tasted last time at the Pit Caribou tasting.

BRSTº Rating: 3.8/5


Péché Mortel – Dieu du ciel – American Imperial Stout – 9.5% 

  • Coffee stout (made with fair trade coffee), and it taste like it.
  • That’s a dangerous beer …
  • Taste like a cold brew

BRSTº Rating: 2.4/5


Kentucky Bastard – Nickel Brook Brewing Co. – Russian Imperial Stout – 14.5% 

  • Taste more like a porto, this is strong shit.

BRSTº Rating: 2.8/5


Blind Test

  • Kristen – Pass – St-Barnabé
  • Phil – Pass – St-Barnabé
  • Anna – Failed – Grande Noirceur
  • Sergio – Nailed it – Péché Mortel
  • Corey – Failed – Guinness
  • Dan – Nailed it – Charles-Henri
  • Nick – Failed – Señor Cacao
  • Val – Nailed it – Sang d’encre
  • Jones – Nailed it – Arsenal

Favourite / Surprise / Sessional / Label

  • Kristen – Señor Cacao / Señor Cacao /   La Grande noirceur / Le Canonnier
  • Phil – En Jasant / En Jasant / Sang d’encre / Señor Cacao
  • Anna – La Grande noirceur / No 13 Tennessee / Le Canonnier / Le Canonnier
  • Sergio – La Grande noirceur / La Grande Noirceur / Señor Cacao / Sang d’encre
  • Corey – La Grande noirceur / En Jasant / Sang d’encre / Señor Cacao
  • Dan – No 13 Tennessee / Señor Cacao / Sang d’encre / Kentucky Bastard
  • Nick – No 13 Tennessee / Kentucky Bastard / La Grande Noirceur / No 13 Tennessee
  • Val – Señor Cacao / Señor Cacao / La Grande Noirceur / Kentucky Bastard
  • Jones – Sang d’encre / Kentucky Bastard / Guinness / Sang d’encre
  • Chris – No 13 Tennessee /  Kentucky Bastard / Sang d’encre / Kentucky Bastard
  • Gen – La Grande noirceur / No 13 Tennessee / Sang d’encre / Le Canonnier
  • John – En Jasant / En Jasant / Guinness / St-Barnabé

Results

  • Favourite – La Grande Noirceur
  • Surprise –  Kentucky Bastard
  • Sessional – Sang d’encre
  • Label – Kentucky Bastard

What a great night !

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