sudomorph (643) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottled on Feb. 04, 2013.
Pours a very dark brown/black with a one and a half finger, frothy tan head that leaves a solid amount of lacing to coat the glass.
Aroma is noticeable. Big roasted notes with chocolate, caramel, alcohol, and a hint of creamyness. Smells really good without being overly sweet.
Taste is balanced but leaning towards bitter with a roasty and chocolaty aftertaste.
Full body with a medium carbonation. Not overly sweet with a creamy texture in the mouth. Very drinkable but you may want to sip rather than chug.
Overall this is a great beer. Solid aroma and taste with a superb, creamy, mouth feel. I’m really glad this isn’t that hard for me to get. I will be buying more. Cheers!
neongolden (462) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(500mL bottle from LCBO) Pours black with a dense, dark tan head that leaves loads of lace. Aroma is sweet cocoa, caramel, roast, some berry notes, musty, metallic undertone. Flavour sweet toffee/dark fruit to start, develops more of a cocoa/chocolate milk character in the middle, bit of licorice, cocoa powder and cream/almost off milk towards the finish with a little roast and some herbal hop character, with sweet lactose persisting on the tongue. Mouthfeel is creamy, medium-full, enough carb to break the creaminess, no alcohol heat. This is a funny imperial stout, without the huge flavour concentration I associate with the style. Very balanced, but not punchy when cold and prone to warm-milk flavours once it gets to room temp. Has a sweet spot. A half-pint is a fine serving, I’d say.
shaynsawchuk (506) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 mL bottle. Pours black with a thick and lacy hot cocoa coloured head. Aromas of bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt and roasted fruits. Nice lactose sweetness, offset by a boozy bite and highly kilned malty goodness. Full and coating on the palate with moderate carbonation and a slightly souring aftertaste. Leaves the glass a special kind of filthy; a sipper.
laiti (5754) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ lusikka, bottled 23.01.2013
Aroma has sweet cocoa notes, some toffee, coffee and hints of ash. Flavour has sweet sugary notes, some cocoa, milk chocolate, hints of ash and coffee. Also hints of licorice. Too much on the sugary and lactic side.
olio (6273) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a large frothy beige head. Aroma has some mild spice notes, dark chocolate, roasted malty notes and faint metallic notes also. Flavor is somewhat sour or a bit lactic with milky chocolate, mild toasty malts, distant dark fruits and some ash. Not very pleasant combination of flavors. Disappointing.
lusikka (6343) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a pitch black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, milk chocolate, lactose and tobacco. Flavour of roasted malts, lemongrass, some metallic notes, sugary sweet, vegetables, grass and milk chocolate. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Definitely off somehow.
tiong (3818) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with a small foamy head. Aroma of sweet roasty notes, lactic milk. Taste is sweet, roasty and lactic with notes of milk chocolate and hints of vegetables. Finish is smooth, slightly roasty and sweet with notes of chocolate. A bit unbalanced.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is very dark brown with a nice beige head and little lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, light cocoa, very simple. Taste is roasty, some milk chocolate, light coffee, a bit of nuttyness, sweet. Medium body and soft carbonation. Good brew.
maley1 (784) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, almost black pour with small beige head. Aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, coffee, cream and fruits. Taste of creamy milk chocolate, caramel, coffee, vanilla and faint hops on the finish. Full bodied and creamy mouthfeel, delicious beer, perfectly balanced.
Countbeer (4539) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Served in a taster: Thanks Pushkinwow: Dark brown pour.
Medium sized beige mocha colored foamy head on top of a deep dark brown to black colored beer.
Aromas of soya, raisin, cream, some coffee, some roast, dried prunes, some strawberries, marzepin and some autumnal herbs.
Flavours of coffee, cream, raisin, little vinous, cherries, roast malts, malty bitters, light chocolate tone, some liquorice, light marzepin, leaves and bitter.
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, leaves and autumnal herbs, roast, liquorice, cream and light bitters.
Low carbo, soft creamy close to silky mouthfeel, full body and a full creamy texture.
Delicious, something else, but intense!