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


on tap

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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2011 edition had 9%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bunget (606) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
500ml bottle. Opaque black body, medium chocolate head with good retention, a residual foam and layered lacing. Aroma of black currant and blackberry jam, wood charcoal, prunes, herbal hops, metallic and light alcohol. Lovely taste of well-done toast, some wood charcoal, dried berries, blackberry jam a touch of licorice, dark chocolate. A touch of herbal bitterness in the aftertaste. Lovely bouquet. Truly shines when warms to 15-18C.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2099) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
A very complex and well crafted stout. Pours a thick black with creamy mocha head. Aromas are dark berries and dried fruit with creamy lactose. As it sits.. Smoke and umami. Flavors are tart raspberry, cream, dark malts and bitter chocolate. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (617) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle, 2014 release, labelled as 9% ABV. Black pour with a medium foamy mocha head. Aroma is somewhat sweet, some dark chocolate and coffee with just a hint of soy sauce. Flavour starts sweet, chocolate and coffee with some subtle cinnamon and nutmeg, finishes with some nice bitterness and roasty flavours, and a touch of hops as it warms. Very thick, oily and creamy with low carbonation, and a touch boozy. A very nice imperial stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (1191) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle share. Dark brown. Aroma of burnt plum, prune, date, coffee. Taste is mostly bitter, with a dark chocolate sweetness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, yet dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (1568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Black with a nice brown head. Aroma is roasted grain, chocolate. Medium bodied, slightly bitter roasty on the palate, bittersweet finish. Taste is roasty grains, grass, chocolate, coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (617) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
[2014] 500ml bottle. Black with a frothy tan head. Flavors are dark chocolate, brown sugar, roasted malts, coffee and resinous hops with ashy and fruity notes. Pleasant alcohol warmth, generous bitterness. Full body, soft carbonation, creamy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
codfishh (132) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours dark brown to black tan head lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is lots of burnt malt, flavor is bitter chocolate with lots of hop bitterness. Could use some more sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (682) - USA - NOV 6, 2014
Received in a trade with dresden -- 500mL bottle poured into a tulip, opaque black with almost no head, with tan/brown bubbles. Aroma is roasty, tobacco, and coffee. Tastes very similar as the aroma although a little muted and much more melded. Mouthfeel is s little thin, but I don’t think it detracts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7386) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Deep black thin tanned head. Big sticky prune and chocolate. Medium bodied, chewy sweet chocolate and sticky roast and malt. Long chocolate, dry and roasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1492) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
(bottle) (2013) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma starts with smoked prunes, then roast, bitter chocolate, dried longan; mostly dry and mineral flavour; creamy palate

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