tom_clift (44) - Carnegie, - NOV 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg. Molasses aroma. Lighter body than I was expecting. Dark roasty malt flavours along with something medicine-like. Quite drinkable. Higher alcohol hidden well.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013-05-25. Black body with a nice tan head. 3++ Modest aroma, dark malt light alcohol, mild roast. Flavour is surprisingly subtle, nice dark malt, modest alcohol, light roast, dark fruity undertones. Smooth average plus bodied palate, pleasant soft carbonation.3+ Nice! Surprisingly mild and subtle, very enjoyable imperial stout. Bottle at Volo, Toronto
Spab (1985) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits (Halifax). Pours a deep dark brown/black with average-sized tan head. Aroma is big roasty malt with anise, coffee, leather and dark fruit. Flavour is roasty verging on smoked with dark coffee, anise, leather, wood and a little raisin/plum. Big body. Really nice beer.
oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a thin tan head. Roasty chocolate and vinous sweetness give way to smokey roast and hints of booze. Full body with a sticky sweet finish. I really liked this one.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served in a mini snifter. Pours very dark with a mocha head. Thin collar. The nose carries some roast and chocolate plus a bit of darker fruits. Brown sugar as well. Flavor is moderately sweet without any booze. Mild roast and backing chocolate. Medium body and good carbonation. Pretty smooth. Good beer.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate and molasses nose with light plum. Flavor is dark fruit dominated with plenty of bitter chocolate. Solid.
Gethinbeer (2028) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep black appearance. Thin tan lace. Fruit tannin aroma. Oily, whisky texture. Bitter astringent finish. Harsh malt, silky chocolate, whisky falvour. Not great.
Skvader (107) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma has bourbon (no surprise), chocolate and roastedness. Texture is more than medium thick, high carb, creamy, acidulous flavour, with hints of hazelnut, bourbon, maple sirup. A delight to drink
rejtable (1071) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought from barVolo. Big coffee with deep dark fruit and some bourbon burn in the backing. Pours black with a tan head. No lacing in the glass.
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- You smell the bourbon barrell right away, a chocolate vanilla smell, not too sweet.
Appearance- Looks like coca-cola without the carbonation
Taste- Coffee, vanilla and alcohol
Palate- Thin for a stout, doesn’t feel sirupy at all, almost a black ale
Overall : Enjoyable, nice beer, even the alcohol is enjoyable. You feel like youre having a stout/ hard liquor...like it
Metalchopz (2022) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally rated October 2006 at the brewpub. Pours a very dark colour with red highlights and a tanned head that has decent retention and lace. Aromas are very mild with some caramel malt and candy. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. No burn, just the taste of coffee and roasted malt with some light bitterness. Very close to their Sang-d’encre brew, but less watery, with a thicker mouthfeel and a dose more of alcohol. Great stuff.