rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours thick black, minimal carbonation, small fine brown head. Aroma: Smells weird. Strong notes of cantaloup (?!), other notes of malt, chocolate, caramel. Palate: medium bodied, creamy, slightly dry finish. Taste: Sweet start, slightly bitter finish. Such a weird fruit taste to it. Definitely unique. Not bad, but strange. Kinda like it.
SuperTiti33 (620) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Noire opaque. Belle mousse. Ronde. Sucré. Forte amertume. Café espresso. Liquoreuse. Réglisse. Chocolat noir. Finale sèche. Très bien.
GothGargoyle (1421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a good beige head. Aroma is chocolate, raisins, dates, caramel, hint of bourbon and leather. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, nice balance of dark fruit & roast. Taste is dates, figs, roast grains, hint of coffee.
thorongil2 (1394) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) bright clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of chocolate, smoked fruit; creamy palate; rich, balanced flavour with a long medium bitter finish; very nice
jtclockwork (8961) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black brown head. Nose/taste of fudge brownie, roast chocolate, vanilla, burnt chocolate, black licorice, dark fruit and molasses. Medium body.
vtafro (3824) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted and sweet malt aromas. Bitter malt, spice and licorice, bitter and roasted.
gEUS (1267) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
beautiful bottle shared by dennoman. Pours intense black with a intense purple brown hue. Roasty coffe aroma’s, backed by subtle blackcurrent and elderberry notes. Thick oily body with a marvellous chocolate and coffee roast taste, and fruity syrupy hints. Definite like!
kraddel (3628) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thnx to dennoman
Pours black . Big grey head .
Smell is roasty , thick , peppers , vegetables. Bit boozy .
Taste is intense , coffee , roasted malts , bit bitter .
Some peppers .
Very low carbo .
mathieuc (1515) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to robinvboyer, thanks a lot! Pours a pitch black and is topped by a "roux" head that fades fast and leave some lacing. Nose is of coffee and alcohol, not too deep. Taste is of fresh coffee, roasted malt and lightly vegetal. Roasted malt harshness is there, sadly. Body was medium-full and mouthfeel "fluffy". Alcohol is apparent a little. Cool to try but nothing special, good stout.
Minderbinder (2027) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with low brown head. Good lacing. Aroma is of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is of caramel, coffee, roasted malt, alcohol, strong bitterness, chocolate. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Malty. Nice chocolate. Not outstanding, but pretty good.
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Well-defined roasted malts create dark chocolate allusions while fieldberry fruitiness and alcohol warmth seal this really cohesive Imperial Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam sits atop the pure blackness.
-Malt flavors are very nicely developed while avoiding the pitfalls of relying on heavy residual sugars.
-Roasted malt bitterness is set upon a pedestal by wooden hop resins.
-This may taste ’more serious’ than their Bounty Hunter, but it is just as much fun.
On tap at the brewery.