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


on tap

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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2011 edition had 9%

Tessic's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tessic (886) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (1064) - 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 (1364) - 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 (481) - 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 (100) - 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 (465) - North Dakota, 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 (6707) - 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 (1334) - , 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6106) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2014
bottle, definately aged for a few years. Impressed. fuller mouthfeel, roasted malt heavy, chocolate & coffee notes. well done

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Randy4Beer (229) - - JUN 4, 2014
First observation is it was extremely hard to get open. Took me about 12 minutes to open it. This is due to them waxing over the cap and it being very reluctant to come off in anything but extremely small flakes. Was it worth the effort? It sure was. Got toasted malts, subtle dark chocolate undertones, and even a tad of coffee. Very flavourful, and right up there amongst some of the best stouts I have had. Would definitely recommend it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1145) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
500ml bottle, 2013 vintage, 9%. A very good example of the imperial stout style. Dark black, red edges, big, thick, mocha head. Taste and aroma are mostly dark coffee and some chocolate. Full body. Overall, solid thumbs up.

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