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Brewed by Amsterdam Brewing Company
Style: Imperial Stout
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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2011 edition had 9%


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dohny (199) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 1, 2014
Poured from bottle courtesy of Cuso. Dark brown with brown head. Aroma of citrusy hops and roasted malts. Flavor: grapefruit zest, ash, chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MisoW (1054) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of Cuso. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma is hoppy, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Taste is hoppy bitter, chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol, cocoa. Very nice sweet and bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdobbs (331) - New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
Pours jet black from a bottle. 2013. Little to no head. Aroma is very roasty with some chocolate. Very bitter. Medium bodied. Finishes very dry. Decent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CRock (38) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 From the LCBO. Great look and greyish creamy head. Despite 9% goes down really smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hstreet (70) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Waaaaaaa...this stuffs amazing...I could pour it all over my flapjacks on Saturday. Yeaaah buddy

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Bouteille de 500 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Légère odeur de céréale grillée avec une pointe de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un large col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat et de céréale grillée avec une pointe d’houblon. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de chocolat en arrière goût. (Rating #5431)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4110) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
pours almost black with a tall and creamy beige head, very good retention and strong lacing. grassy, spicy and resinous - black ipa-like hopping, big chocolate malts and strong bitter coffee notes, very boozy, very peppery and spicy, slightly perfumey, some vegetal staleness in background. moderate carbonation, medium to full body - oily, assertive and harsh piney-grassy-spicy-peppery finish. like an undrinkable imperial black ipa - tasty and hoppy but definitely too boozy for me and not what i’m looking for in a stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (2918) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2014
Brown bottle, 2013 vintage, 500 ml, purchased at the LCBO, savoured on January 8 2014; eye: black, opaque, nice creamy dark brown head that turns into a ring, average lacing; nose: resinous hops, roasted barley, black coffee, light chocolate; mouth: resinous hops, roasted barley, burnt barley, black coffee, light chocolate, pleasant acridness, ashy, dry finale in roasted barley with presence of coffee, full body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly oily texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, millésime 2013, 500 ml, achetée à la LCBO, savourée le 8 janvier 2014; œil : noire, opaque, belle mousse crémeuse brune foncée qui se transforme en un anneau, dentelle moyenne; nez : houblon résineux, orge torréfiée, café noir, léger chocolat; bouche : houblon résineux, orge torréfiée, orge brûlée, café noir, léger chocolat, âcreté plaisante, cendré, finale sèche en orge torréfiée avec présence de café, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, texture légèrement huileuse; en résumé : bien bon

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jksipa (279) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
500ml bottle from the LCBO. Pitch black pour with a huge dark mocha head that leaves nice lace all the way down. Chocolate dominates the nose with some coffee, dark fruits and a hint of pine. Taste is sweet roasted malts leading to a nice bitterness at the end to balance things out. 2013 vintage is 9% but this is well hidden. Medium creamy body with average carbonation and a long finish. The fight with the wax seal was well worth the end result.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2013
Sweet malty nose with dark chocolate, dark fruit notes. But fairly simple, unimpressive mouth. Ok.


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