SlovakSniper (2815) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Une bouteille de mon ami Luke. Thanks! Un liquide noir comme une nuit à la campagne. Une mousse qui fait son travail. Un nez dominé par un grain de café terreux et végétal. Quelques pointes chocolatées ici et là pour éviter une trop grande simplicité. Sur la langue, une pincée de terre et des grains de café fraîchement torréfiés. Une base maltée minimaliste. En bouche, un liquide en manque de corps pour aspirer à l’impérialisme. Une texture tout de même huileuse. Une finale amère de torréfaction et de chocolat noir. Très simple. Facile à boire mais aucunement exceptionnelle. Ceci dit, pas mauvaise pour autant.
cordy (8) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Heavy aroma of roasted coffee and that really comes thru in the flavor and gives it its bitterness. IBU 50. There’s also a hint of chocolate. Nice brew if you like the coffee stout.
alexsdad06 (4536) - Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small khaki head. The aroma and flavor is roasted malt, strong coffee, some chocolate notes with a hint of earthy bitterness to the finish. The body on this is a bit thin and with the abv being so low it doesn’t seem very imperial.
ljthiessen (165) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark coffee brown pour with a small, creamy brown head. Lots of coffee here, with some sweet vanilla flavour, malt and some subtle complementing spices as well. Very enticing aroma to boot - smells like a boozy dessert coffee. While not overly complex or perfectly balanced, I really liked this beer.
DuffMan (6163) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Okay, I agree with everyone here that the label "imperial stout" hardly seems fitting, but that’s what the brewers put on the label, so... I will say that the coffee character here was very nice and fresh, however the supporting malt structure just didn’t provide that big body I look for in an impy. Dry, slightly vegetal finish. Good, but taken down a few points by erroneously placing itself in the imperial category. It’s like a talented junior-high athlete insisting he can compete at college level.
kevinsenn (979) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with toffsbury. Calling this "Imperial" at 6.5% seems a little silly. Pours black with a light brown head. Dry coffee aroma. Taste is dry and grainy with plenty of coffee. Medium body. Not really my cup of tea.
Mucca (27) - - JUL 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark coffee in colour with a thick head. Inconsistent in flavours; coffee, bitter, beer. Not very smooth.
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patricks110 (1582) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting...how do you call a 6.5% brew an Imperial Stout. Pours a deep burgeoning black with a thin wispy tan head that dies to a mere layer of bubbles. The nose although replete with coffee and espresso aromas lacks a robust malt and warmth of a great Imperial Stout. The flavour is sweet and roasty up front with noted coffee and french roast flavours. Mild roasted robustness and intensity with a moderate bitterness on the finish. A lingering coffee flavour well into the aftertaste is rewarding. overall, a great little brew.
Tmoney99 (10090) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by DanielCoor. Poured a clear dark brown color with a minimal frothy brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt, coffee and earthy hop aroma. Medium to heavy sweet and dark coffee flavor with a medium to heavy dark coffee finish of moderate duration. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a good beer.
stantheman (566) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Central City Liquor Store in North Surrey. Black with moderate tan head. Dare I say coffee is evident on the nose? Again in the mouth the coffee impression is quite overwhelming. Pleasant enough to drink, but no chocolate or fruit notes, consequently it lacks the complexity of a world class impy stout.