jmgreenuk (5523) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the DTE tasting, Den Haag. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin light tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, zesty citrus, light band aid. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a dry medicinal band aid palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
deanso (6242) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
sample bottle @ THT.
Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. A lovely smooth imperial stout
Canmoore (310) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black with a thick off white head. The aroma is quite subdued for an imperial stout, but there are slight notes of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and sweet molasses. Tasting notes include rich toasted malts, espresso, bitter dark chocolate, and some smoke, The rich roasted malts lingers in the aftertaste, this is a very enjoyable imperial stout.
BeerGolem (728) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500 ml. Bought at LCBO. Pours black with thick creamy beige head. Some lacing. Arma: coffee and roasted malt. Subtle. Taste: some chocolate, with roasted malt and nuts. Alcohol well hidden. No aftertaste. Creamy texture. Thin for the style. Fairly enjoyable Imperial Stout.
Oakes (13185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy chestnut with a little bit of head. Both molasses and vague spice (cinnamon?) are present in the aroma. Rich, full-bodied and with lots of spice, but also yeasty. The malts are muddled and while the rich fruitiness is appreciated the roast is harsh like burnt espresso and the alcohol not strong enough to take the edge off the sweetness.
jksipa (477) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours very deep brown with tiny beige head that doesn’t hang around. Nose is coffee, chocolate and vanilla with notes of oak, caramel and dark fruit. Very sweet malty front with soya and vanilla in the middle and a dryer than expected finish without being overly bitter. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
crazy_cat_lady (199) - - FEB 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
January 23, 2014. Bottle from LCBO. Chocolate and coffee in the aroma with a hint of cherry. Small head that quickly disappeared. Bitter aftertaste. Not quite as smooth as other imperial stouts I’ve had.
pete4999 (1179) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Not the one pictured though. My parents picked this up for me on a recent wine trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Pours a nice dark brown. Smell has a little bit of cinnamon, a little licorice, a little cardamom. Taste is similar but heavier on the chocolate. Nice beer, no boozy aftertaste.
ILduce (219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle LCBO: opaque black brown with thin head. Bold aromas of toasted malt, grains, and espresso with zambuca. Tastes like molasses and dark malts and hops. Slick mouthfeel with a very bitter finish. Really satisfying.
Bendrixian (1272) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown to black colour with a thin head that disapears quickly. Aroma is filled with grains and oats, roast, sweet sugary/molasses notes. On the palate it is sweet, molasses flavoured and finishes a slightly burnt toast bitterness. It is a fairly boring imperial stout and another example of ontario brewers more focused on ’drinkability’ than having a bold beer.