No. 100 – Trefle Noir Stout
Beer number one hundred in my quest to taste 500 different beers in a single year. I chose this one from my local Métro because I liked the picture and felt like a stout for some reason. Stout may have been the first beer I ever tasted – I’ve a vague recollection of my dad letting me taste Guinness many years before I should have.
This one comes from Trefle Noir, as the name suggests…
Like most of the ‘artisanal’ stouts I have seen so far the description (below) references coffee and chocolate. I like chocolate. I also like coffee from time to time. I particularly like beers which have that little something different about them as well so a mixture of these three things makes for a pretty good beer.
This was like a good cappuccino.
The foamy head made me want to grab a spoon and eat it rather than drink it. I wonder what it would be like with cinnamon or chocolate sprinkled on – something to try in the future perhaps. But anyway, this is definitely a positive point and the best contrast between the head and the pint I’ve seen so far.
Yes! This was good, very good indeed. The taste of coffee was very strong. But I liked this a lot. It is therefore a Yes for the taste matching the description. This means a definite Yes for the taste being interesting or different as well, a Yes for drinking it again and a Yes for the fact that I would strongly recommend it to others. It was $5.49 or so from Métro, which is a bargain as I have many a time paid $8 in bars for stouts that have had nothing special about them so for the price, it’s a Yes. I’d definitely drink this in a bar if I found it on draft and I’d go out of my way to pick up a bottle if the mood took me. So that’s another Yes. I’m going to give it a final Yes for ‘would I go out in a snowstorm for it?’ 8/11
This was a good choice for the hundredth beer. I was surprised at the score but when I think about it again it gets a resounding Yes for each question. I can’t wait to try out their other beers.