Spab (2947) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a ultra dark brown with small tan head. Aroma of roast malt, coffee, molasses and a bit of fruit. Taste has a strong sweetness that balances the roast and coffee notes, as well as some fruity tartness. Alcohol is apparent in the warm, fairly bitter finish. Yet another solid offering from Grand River.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: March 06, 2010
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy streaks of lace
Aroma: roasted and dark chocolate aroma, touch of tartness
Flavor: sweet roasted flavor, touch of dark chocolate, sweet caramel, light tartness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from the brewery. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasty and biscut. Tastes of cholocate and coffee some pronounced bitterness that leave a long finish. Not as thick as youíd expect an Imperial Stout to be, but very tasty, and the alcohol is well hidden.
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an expected motor oil short lived beige head. The aroma is pretty cool, as well as the typical roastiness, chocolate, licorice, and coffee, there are also some lighter, interesting notes of dark cherry, and mint. The flavour is pretty typical, and mirrors the aroma spot on, even with a little mint in the finish. Really an enjoyable imperial stout, surprised at the lower ratings.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tasting on 3/6/10. dark pour with tan head... very sweet malt presence... light to medium body... some roasted malts... dark fruits... not bad.
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Faint choco aroma. Black with espresso head that coats glass espresso also. Smooth, warming, bubbly, faint choco taste.
Cybercat (4292) - Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark, opaque sable with a tan head of average thickness and persistence. Rich aroma is fruity, malty and smoky with a firm coffee undertone. Strong, smoky flavor has undertones of fruit and caramel without being too sweet. Texture is smooth, tingly and fizzy. Worth finding.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle: Pours almost black, seems a bit thin, with a reasonable tan head that wasnít around long. Extremely sweet aroma of cotton candy, sour cherries, leather.. oddly, what I donít smell is alcohol. Good, viscous mouthfeel. Taste is bitter, slightly roasty, woody. Iíve never in my life had a beer that smelled so sweet and offered none of it in the taste, this is just strange. Iíve let it warm in hopes of improvement but the nondeScript bitterness pervades. Find a way to put some sweetness in here, boys.
manuchampions (1243) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a reddish cola brown with little light permeating the darkness. Aroma is full of treacle maltiness. Taste is viscous, strong malt back with coffee hints, tobacco and leather. Slight hint of smoke. Finishes nicely with a lingering bitterness. Alcohol is moderately worked but more evident in the finish with that warm afterburn. Very good.
grimestown (9) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2010 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ cestwhat. Pours midnight black with tiny but lasting cappucino head. Notes of roasted malt in the aroma and very slight chocolate. Though high abv does not smell of alcohol. Very very slight smell of berry or cherry? Not a whole lot of flavour up front but def sweet maltiness. Bittering hops do a quick job of evening out the balance and leave a dry bitter aftertaste. Again, not notably boozy in nose or taste but can feel the Alcohol.