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


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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dreamflower (479) - Steinbach, Manitoba, - NOV 5, 2012
This beer is intoxicating. :) It’s heaven in a glass. Caramel chocolate aroma. Toasted caramel head. Deep dark chocolate colour. Chocolate caramel coffee taste. I want to steal this from northropfrye.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1026) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Noir profond, sous une mousse chocolatée ; le breuvage est épais, et émet en nez des notes cendrées et de fruits foncés confits. En bouche, l’amertume est prenante, alors que les malts chocolatés dominent en fin de bouche, enrobant la langue. Notes de café grillé et de chocolat très noir, le tout est moelleux, a beaucoup de corps. Un stout impérial dans les tons, soyeux et complexe, enivrant aussi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiereLuc (765) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Bière noire ténébreuse au profil liquoreux qui présente un mince halo de mousse moka. Le nez offre un juste compromis entre un café corsé et un chocolat sucré. Un peu de madérisation en arrière-plan arrive à déstabiliser. En bouche, la puissance de la bière se bute à une douceur qui vient tout contredire et rétablir les bases. Une amertume de café se mêle à un sucre résiduel fort agréable. La bière a une texture soyeuse. Belle découverte, en plein dans mes cordes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frothmeister (524) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
500ml bottle. 2012 vintage. Has been in the cellar for two winters, and time appears to have treated it well. Pours black with a thin mocha coloured head. Molasses, black licorice, light cocoa, espresso, brown sugar, and very faint spearmint in the nose. Full bodied with great carbonation it’s heavy in black Panda licorice-like notes, raisin, molasses, light bitterness, espresso, big roasty malt notes, and tiny bit of butter in the finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (392) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
2013 bottle. Dark black pour, nice tan head. Aroma, very hop forward, almost smells like an imperial black IPA. Taste, some nice hop character up front, a bit of roasted malts, and bitter lingering finish. Overall it lacks that umph that I like in my imperial stouts, nicely done though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (11798) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
Very dark brown. Thin head, nose is rich, deep dark fruits (plums, raisins), that classic burnt fruitcake, molasses and Okinawan black sugar. The body has a little lightness for the style, but the palate still shows muted fruity dark sugars.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (3801) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle, many thanks to my Secret Santa -robinvboyer. Almost black color with medium beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate. Taste, dark chocolate, coffee, coconut, citrus hops. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dohny (148) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 1, 2014
Poured from bottle courtesy of Cuso. Dark brown with brown head. Aroma of citrusy hops and roasted malts. Flavor: grapefruit zest, ash, chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MisoW (794) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of Cuso. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma is hoppy, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Taste is hoppy bitter, chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol, cocoa. Very nice sweet and bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdobbs (286) - New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
Pours jet black from a bottle. 2013. Little to no head. Aroma is very roasty with some chocolate. Very bitter. Medium bodied. Finishes very dry. Decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CRock (18) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 From the LCBO. Great look and greyish creamy head. Despite 9% goes down really smooth.

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