ljthiessen (321) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Roasty, smoky, meaty aroma. Roasty flavour, subtle chocolate, cream, notes of red meat. A little thin for an imperial stout, but easy drinking and you'd never guess it was 8%. If it was a regular stout, it would be pretty good.
northropfrye (2142) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to ljthiessen. Smoked meat and Lactose and roasted malts aroma. Taste is roast malts cocoa but not as rich as I was hoping. Still a prett y nice beverage. Thinnish palate.
cards04 (1635) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent stout. Pours black with tan head. Aromas are mostly smoky. Flavors are bitter and roasty. Notes of dark chocolate. Not my favorite.
SSSteve (3735) - - DEC 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. small tight brown head. char, ash, maybe some molasses in the nose. a good cascade presence in the flavor. has that unique bear republic hop character...love how these folks use hops. syrupy, full bodied palate.
gruberm (326) - - DEC 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like bacon. Got caught up in festivities. Tastes good. Merry Christmas. And all that.
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puboflyons (2066) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is dark brown with some ruby red hues and a small off-white head. The aroma is of dark caramel malts but no dark fruits, chocolate, or cocoa that I could pick up. The body is thin to medium. There is a roasted malt character on the taste with a medium hop finish that lingers briefly. The 8.1% ABV is well integrated.
harrymel (1479) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle date: unk
A: pours a black ale with a singer of dark mocha head, this falls to a scattered sheet of the same. Sheeted lace. Clarity irrelevant.
S: Nice resiny hops over the top of dry, coffee and nutty malts. Nice dark bitter chocolate smells as well. A hint of ink.
T: Dry and malty. Coffee, soil, hint of anise, and a small hint of praline.
M: A little thin for the style, but with low carbonation and these complement well.
O: I like this beer very much. I think this is more like a standard Stout, not an Impy, but the ABV merits it’s label. I always enjoy when this beer is on the shelves.
Serving type: bottle
tdoyledesign (172) - Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is slightly smoky with some malt notes and a hint of hops. Taste is malts up front, hops in the middle, and a smoky caramel finish. Palate is fairly mild with a bitter smoky finish. Nice, drinkable stout.
spacecube (759) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle, pours black with a small off white head, rich dark chocolate in the nose, cocoa, caramel, balanced with piney hop and light citrus notes. Finish is short and sweet, with mild bitter hop. Very good stout.
honky_d (2) - north hollywood, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a terrific stout. Deep black pour, opaque color with ample light brown head. Coffee, resin, a hint of citrus aroma. A nice hop bite with piney notes complements the toasted malt flavor. Super drinkable.