Gorbalev (2966) - Ontario, - NOV 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jtclockwork (9063) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, light oxidation, mocha pie, vanilla and coffee. Medium body.
vtafro (3912) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted and chocolate aromas. Chocolate, roasted and malty flavors.
Eructoblaster (3141) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 500ml (2014). Pours an opaque black body with an average, fading, beige foamy head. Rich malty aroma with vineous and chocolate hints. Alcohol is not agressive. Its robust malty/hoppy aroma carries roasty, licorice, woody, and plummy notes. Ends with a long, strong, warming, bitter/roasty finish. Very well done.
CacheManyHose (270) - HONG KONG - JAN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From LCBO, drank at Ian's place in Toronto. Inky black with thin beige watery head. Smells of cola, potpourri/florals, spice, dried fruit, bit of soy sauce. Tastes of spiced cola, coffee, slightly syrupy malt, quite bitter. Body is bitter, fizzy.
HKdIPA (328) - HONG KONG - JAN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from LCBO at Ian's in Toronto. Dark black pour, very little head. Aroma is dark chocolate, licorice, roasted malt. Taste is big but standard imperial stout - mostly roasted malt, some coffee bitterness, some dark fruit. Good coffee flavor. Lasting finish - a bit boozy. Good.
GraffitiVandal (24) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque black with beautiful thick yellow-brown foam. Very deep and strong coffee, cocoa + herbal aroma. Taste is also very deep, hints of dark chocolate, carmel, licorice and champagne.The taste is even developing more when the temperature increases, so do not cool down it too much.
Very good beer!
cargo150 (810) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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!
Alpha10 (371) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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bunget (578) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
cards04 (1934) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.