Freaky_tiki (769) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2013 Getting this bottle open was a mission for me. The wax was more stubborn than a crack smoking mayor. (Amsterdam should take a lead from bourbon kingpins Makers Mark for a more enjoyable wax immersion experience). Pours darker than an pipeline oil spill. Love the mouth on this one: this is thick, rich boozy fun. Great for the cooler months. Just pour yourself something to drink while you try to open this. Hate to be an Englsh teacher on y’all but there’s a brutal error in the 2nd sentence on the back label. I will proofread & edit for free beer.
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
dresden (1153) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 bottle. Oily black with a nice brown head. Aroma is heavy of roasted malt, chocolate, and light vanilla. Taste is roast, soy sauce, bitter hocolate and booze. Pretty nice stuff!
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a motor oil black with a short lived beige head. The aroma is roasty malts, coffee, black strap molasses, anise, and chocolate. The flavour follows suite, little thin on the finish bit of black coffee bitterness. Solid beer, but not unique enough to be anything else.
probstblueribbon (3297) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep brown-black with a persistent mocha head.
Aroma: Oddly fruity and mashy, lots of grape bubblegum, alcohol, hard to pull much of the expected coffee/chocolate/dark-roasted malt notes.
Palate: Medium+ body, gentle, relaxed effervescence.
Flav.: Still pretty fruity, like a Belgian Tripel...odd, a touch of roasted barley comes through, alcohol again, blah; dry with decent bitterness and finally some decent Impy stout flavour.
Maybe I got a bad bottle or something. Not successful.
MikeRochon (23) - - FEB 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black and opaque, notes of chocolate, coffee, molasses, baking spice. Full bodied, rich and creamy while still retaining balance. Excellent example of the style.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
fsquirrel29 (82) - Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I definitely liked this beer. A very nice stout and not as heavy as many of the other more popular stouts.
Boutip (5181) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a rather large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry roasted malt with some black chocolate and roasted coffee notes. Taste is mix between some roasted coffee notes with light bitter notes of black chocolate with some subtle notes of liquorice and light lactose finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very drinkable and well balanced though doesn’t necessarily stand out from the pack with limited complexity.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Black beer,Brown head. Surprising light wine scent. Body has a thick oily feel. Flavour is a bit heavy and muddled. Alcohol, licorice, thick dusty chocolate body.
neongolden (754) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(500ml 2012 bottle from LCBO) Poured opaque black with a thin tan head and no lace. Aromas of molasses, roasted malts, coffee, nutty vanilla and a little soy, but not particularly overpowering on the nose. Flavour a little more full. Roasted sweet dark malts, light coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla, wood, a tick sour towards the finish. Finish reasonably dry and bitter with wood and roast. Mouthfeel is not smooth but not very full, carb soft, little alcohol even when warm. Decent flavours, balanced but nothing to stand out from the imperial stout crowd.