Brewed by Indie Alehouse Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9200) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 12, 2013
A perfect match for Valentine’s Day. Very chocolate-it looks chocolate with black body and large mocha head; it smells chocolate with some roast; it tastes chocolate, although baker’s version. It is dangerous drinkable and citrus hops show itself in the finish. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
In a flight. Black tan head. Nose is licorice robusta coffee. Flavour is QUITE bitter, smokey. Notable piney finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (910) - - FEB 20, 2014
Dark pour, massive mocha head. Bakers chocolate, roasted nut, toast in aroma. Taste is pretty similar, bakers chocolate and milk chocolate, roasted malt, fairly sweet and bitter, with hops coming through in the end. Big body. Definitely worthwhile, though the alcohol will hit you if you polish off the bottle by yourself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4367) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and notes of coffee, some dough and light caramel, and hints of bitterness. Smooth to thicker texture. A solid imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (8115) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
650mL bottle, sent from ratyger (thanks a lot, Sam), pours jet black with a medium brown head. Aroma brings out roasted malts, chalk, espresso, and charcoal. Flavour is robust, with loads of roasted malt, espresso, chalk, and some cocoa. Very robust and somewhat sludgy, with a roasty, espressoy finish. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3576) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
Une robe presque noire et une mousse brune qui est agréable à regarder. Un début de dentelle est visible sur mon verre de Hill Farmstead. Un nez malté et bien houblonné. Des grains noirs qui fument. Du pain très rôti. Du cacao Forastero. Un goût percutant. Des saveurs de réglisse salée. Du chocolat presque pur et des houblons citronnés. Une bouche doucement agitée. Un corps crémeux. Une finale amère. Des grains rôtis qui sont intenses. Des houblons américains qui montrent une certaine puissance. Décidément, un stout impérial qui, sans complexité, plaît à mes papilles gustatives et aux cellules de mon cortex orbitofrontal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3397) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
Bouteille partagée (merci Milan). Belle robe bruine foncée pour ce stout avec une mousse beige. Un nez intense de café et de grain rôti. Une bouche crémeuse, ronde avec des notes amères dominantes. Une finale un peu sèche marquée par l’amertume et l’âpreté et la poussière. Agréable mais pas un chef d’oeuvre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
On tap at brewpub. Black with a nice creamy mocha head that just sits and invites you to drink more. Nice roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate shavings, hint of anise, alcohol warms but doesn’t overpower, smooth, moderate carbonation and full body, dry and chocolate finish, easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2981) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle, thank you Colin!! Rare treat out here in Russell. Pitch black, foamy, chocolate head, looks great. Fantastic aroma - lots of milk chocolate, some roast, some sweetness, hints of licorice. Velvety smooth body. Taste is pretty up front with that licorice, which I did not care for. Lots of molasses as well, followed by milk chocolate and hints of roast. Taste sure was unique but I did not love it. A nice original take on the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1547) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
Pours black limited head lots of lacing. Nose is roasted malt and espresso. Notes of espresso, burnt toast, slight tart hint in the background. Taste is big sweet big bitter. Reasonably thick body with limited carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spab (2678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
650 ml bottle from retail store. Pours an oil-like near black with modest-sized brown head. Aroma is very roasty with nuts, cocoa, wood and alcohol. Flavour is quite roasty with strong dark chocolate, nuttiness, hints of coffee, wood and a little booziness. Lots of bitterness in the finish. Medium-full body. Mellow carbonation. Nice one.

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