larsga (6172) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Biggish grayish beige creamy head. Nearly opaque dark brown body. Sweetish perfumed licorice aroma with apple notes. Sweet stale licorice and apple taste, giving way to a gorgeously hopped dry, grassy, herbal licorice aftertaste. Burnt vanilla and coffee notes linger, as well as dry cocoa. Smooth mild and drinkable. Great! (0.321l draft.)
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[draught] Hoppy, molasses and roasted malt aroma. Flavors are roasty, with subtle cocoa and coffee flavors blending well. Plum and fruit flavors blend with a slight anise character towards the finish. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel.
robinvboyer (3064) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2008 On Tap at Brewpub.
Well........looks exactly like Guinness with the thick creamy head. aroma is kinda sour, and roasty. MOuthfeel is thin, and again that sourness lingers, and it’s quite dry. Not my cup of tea.
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap on location. Very dry, perfectly balanced stout. Roastiness present with good chocolate notes, plum. Slightly vegetal. Palate/thickness is as expected for 7.5%, which is not too thick, but it does a good job avoiding potential thinness and making a full, clean mouthfeel. Very good stuff.
probstblueribbon (2892) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5 oz. sampler at the brewpub. App.: very deep brown-black, reminants of a tight mocha head. Aroma: really nice dark chocolate with a bit of coffee behind it. Palate: med.-full body, creamy and almost no carbonation. Flav.: raisins and dried fruits, lots of chocolate (both dark and milk), somewhat woody. Pleasant dark-roast coffee bitterness to finish, a touch of sweetness and acidity, alcohol is well-hidden. This is a solid product, thankfully. I was starting to worry about this place...
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. At L’Amère à Boire. Opaque ruby-black, large lasting creamy-smooth light brown head, even nice lacing. Roasty aroma - mild molasses, tart fruit, coffee & hops. Taste - this is a solid impy stout, just like the aroma, roast, fruity, hops, coffee, chocolate, some alcohol, very nicely balanced hop / roast malt finish. Nice chewy body, light carbonation, alcoholic, sticky and mildly acidic mouthfeel, long finish to it. Very good imperial stout, oh yes.
GonZoBeeR (2915) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma:coffe,chocolate,light roestde malt aroma...
Appearance:dark cool beige head...
Flavor:light alcohol,sweet mix of chocolate-coffe and rosted malt....
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask. A most excellent and well balanced impy stout. The body was black with a light brown colored head. The aroma was chocoalte with coffee and some anise. Very rich. The taste was light sweet coffee with some chocolate. There were also hints of anise with some mild oranges. A very smooth mouthfeel. This is a winner.
Quevillon (2462) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
But sur place. Très noir, avec un collet beige à deux doigts!! Arome de torrification légé est plaisant. Très bon goût de mocha, arrière goût réchaufant. Très bon!
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice creamy head.. Chocolate/Coffee lightly roast to the nose. A True Russian Stout but without distinctive personality.