JHunter (674) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown colour with a big tan coloured head aroma mostly roasted malts and light coffee / dark chocolate. Flavour is sweet caramel and liquorices hints and a dry roasted malt finish
Smurf2055 (1064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2012 Pours black with two finger tan head. Smell is sweet and malty, bit of toffee. Taste is creamy, molasses and coffee, roasty. Pretty thick. Not bad for the price.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line :
Bready malts and their caramelized counterparts are linked by roastiness before bitter hop resins and alcohol heat conclude this Imperial Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam tops the blackness with dark brown highlights.
-Even though caramel flavors are apparent, the body is lean and easily approachable. This is not of those super-heavyweights of the Impy category.
-Malt complexity is pleasant, if not as evocative as I would like.
-Alcohol is a tad too prominent for my tastes.
-The bread-y allusions are pleasant.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[3968-20110920] 1L bottle. Dirty smoked wood grain malt aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Fruity roasted malt flavour has a lingering smoky characteristic. Full body has a bitter roast finish. Good, hidden alcohol. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(TBW 2011 @ Volo, Toronto, ON)
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 1000 ml
Aroma chocolate, raw barley, hint of smoke and brown sugars. Alcohol.
Appearance brown-black, low carbonation shown. Medium plus creamy tanned top. Sticky lace shown. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Full bodied. Clean with proper bitterness. Hints of licorice. Bitter feel with warming alcohol. Soft chewy texture. Solid brew.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011-09-20. Black body with a large beige head. 4+ Flavour has a mild malty core, sweet dark malt and mild roast, a muted note of a not quite herbal/anise character hovers about the background. 7+ Aroma is mild, light alcohol, and mild roast over a relatviely muted dark malt base. 7+ Smooth medium to full bodied palate. Nice stout is rich and tasty, but lacks the oomp and depth of some bigger imperial stouts. Good example of the mid-range of imperial stout though. Bottle at Volo, Toronto
Sammy (7718) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
two half pints at Bar Volo Howe Sound takeover. Enjoyed it knowing is somewhere between a Russian IS and an oatmeal stout. Not up to the RIS standard. Significant acid but under control. Dark as night, with only a whisp of head. Above average mouthtfeel. Appropriate understated carbonation. Decent drinkability, it is a sipper.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1L bottle. Poured near black with a tight cap of dark beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, warm, dark molasses and vanilla with low-moderate roast and very little overt warmth noted.. very desserty. The flavor found more molasses all over the place, with drier, roastier character around the edges.. black malty sourness and bitterness also out there.. finished sweet and warm, with very good balance. Medium-plus bodied and well-constructed on the palate.. just a touch chalky at times.. overall very good stuff.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1L bottle, split with mcberko, pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, espresso and hints of chocolate. Flavour is very roasted, espresso or dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Very full-bodied, with many layers of complexity. Beautiful.
DuffMan (5793) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big 1L swing top shared by Parksy. Really dark brown, chunky lighter brown head. Aroma is rich roast and chocolate. Flavours are bittersweet chocolate, hard roast, and a bit of licorice. Dry bitter finish. Overall, a sweeter take on the style, but quite well done.