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Brewed by Amsterdam Brewing Company
Style: Imperial Stout
Toronto, Canada
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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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2011 edition had 9%


Gorbalev's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2957) - Ontario, - NOV 29, 2012
2012 Bottle, 9%, LCBO. Pitch black with a chocolatey brown head. Aroma is interesting but not quite inviting - sort of tinny, some alcohol, but in a port sort of way, a bit of roast malt - this threw me off a bit. Taste - better! Sweet, strong, roasty and rich. Medium oily mouthfeel suits it perfectly. A thick big beast of a stout that is very good, but just finishes too short - lacks the complexity of the exceptional beers in this category. Still, a fine effort that I will buy again (and have already) - aging should do this one some good as well.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cargo150 (782) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Couleur noir avec quelques reflet brun et un mince col beige. Aromes de grains grillés,café,chocolat,tabac,notes terreuse. Dure a boire, ce n’est pas mon style d’imperial stout!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (363) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
2014/12/10 - Pours a jet black colour with a creamy tan head that lingers. Aroma is cocoa, toasted malt, black berries and herbal hops. Taste is bitter cocoa, lactose, dark berries, toasted malt, ash, umami and herbal hop notes. Mouthfeel is slick with biting carbonation and a semi sweet, herbal and mildly boozy finish. Very nice. Really developes with warmth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bunget (573) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1847) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (516) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (1091) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (1421) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (502) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
codfishh (113) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (609) - 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.


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