gilvanblight (755) - Windsor, Ontario, - JAN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
After the last two I decided I needed something Good. Iím hoping this fits the bill. Sure looks great. Near black pour with a bubbly yet not fizzy tan head. Malty raisin scent, something fruity. Bitter, very bitter start. Like a bite in the tongue followed by a bite in the back of the throat. A bit too much of a bite. Low carbonation. Not at all boozy even though itís a strong one. That bite faded quick and was replaced by a mellow chocolate aftertaste and slight saltiness? Soy sauce like? Odd, I havenít been eating anything so Iím pretty sure thatís coming from the beer. This is good, way better than what I had been drinking but Iím not a fan of that bitter bite at the start.
jksipa (167) - 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 doesnít 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 (58) - - 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 Iíve had.
pete4999 (962) - 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 (195) - 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 (946) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, 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 ídrinkabilityí than having a bold beer.
Freaky_tiki (365) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours ink black with a one finger brown sugar cap. I really like the taste here: starts off chewy toffee & finishes with a nice sustain of muted mocha. May not pack the high octane ammunition some other Imperials boast but it is a great sipper.
cattaneopapa (89) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Toffee and coffee
Appearance: 2 fingers of head w fine bubbles, body is coke colour.
Taste: Strong hoppy taste with a spicy finish.
Minderbinder (1535) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml.  Thx mathieuc.
Pours very dark brown (black) with low beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of smoke, roasted malt, burnt nuts, some fruits. Taste is of smoke, roasted malt, bitterness, coffee, bitter chocolate (80%+ cacao). Palate: Medium-full bodied. Overall: Good. I donít dig that smoke all too much, but it is not cloying. Not too heavy. In good shape for itís age. Pretty bitter.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Relatively pale brown for an impy, gentle beige foam. Roast forward nose, bringing forth burnt grains notes with coffee undertones. Not particularly complex, just a stronger stout. The sweet brown sugar & molasses creep up suddenly at the beginning of the second half to then leave all the room to the roasty bitterness, procuring a major dry-out effect giving the impression that the beer is overall on the dry side. Lingering ashey bitter taste is accentuated by above average carbonation. Leafy, earthy hops are complementary and never attempting to dominate. I donít really see the point of drinking a strong beer if itís not to be impressed by either original flavours / textures or impressive complexity and weíre not in that zone here, so it really is one among many others.
Papillon (362) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 mL Bottle. Deep black-brown body with a thin tan head settling to a wispy but tenacious film and ring leaving some stringy lace. Aroma of toasted malts, crystal malts, molasses, and prunes. Flavor of sweet and toasted malts, a "burnt toast" and treacle aftertaste followed by an intense hop bitter and "that English pub taste" in the finish; just the way a stout should be. Solid yet smooth in the mouth.