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Brewed by Amsterdam Brewing Company
Style: Imperial Stout
Toronto, Canada
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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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2011 edition had 9%


Tessic's rating

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tessic (913) - Brantford, Ontario, - SEP 30, 2012
This stout poured a deep balck colour with a deep tan coloured head that was very creamy. To the nose there are scents of roasted malts, molassass with a little coffee and cocoa. A hint of the old time Meloids Cough candies too. First sip had a very heavy mouthfeel with strong flavours of smoke and strong coffee,. Finish was as roasty as you can get. Very full bodied Imp stout, not for the faint!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9068) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, light oxidation, mocha pie, vanilla and coffee. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3912) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted and chocolate aromas. Chocolate, roasted and malty flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3143) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (270) - HONG KONG - JAN 5, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (329) - HONG KONG - JAN 5, 2015
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GraffitiVandal (24) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
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!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cargo150 (810) - 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 (371) - 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 (578) - 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 (1937) - 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.


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