Minderbinder (2951) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2013 Bottle 750ml.
Pours black, with low beige head, featuring good lacing. Aroma is of malt, coffee, bourbon. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, bourbon, wood. Nice balance: Overall: quality stuff, pretty good. [Note: The last bottle I had had clear bretts notes, and was a tad funky. Very good too.]
Gerbeer (2672) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours black with a big tan head. Aromas of green oak, light bourbon, light smoke, and alcohol. Flavors of licorice, bourbon, and dark caramel. Quite hot with alcohol front and center.
cards04 (2510) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is maybe the best stout I?ve ever had. Good Lord. Thanks Dominic the alehunter for this liquid gold. Pours a somewhat thin black with lots of mocha head. Aromas are creamy and milky with red berry notes. Then vanilla, and milk chocolate come through. Flavors are so damn smooth. Milk chocolate and sweet vanilla. Like drinking a candy bar. A nice boozy finish. Finishes a touch thin and effervescent for a Stout.. But the flavor and aroma profile more than make up for it.
pushkinwow (2428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, thanks to tom10101, brewed March 2012. Dark brown with a blended mocha head that gradually settles to leave a nice layer across the glass. Semi-sweet and roasted malts, oddly enough a bit of salt, smoked trout, espresso, some light bourbon and oak, things are a bit muted overall. Moderate carbonation, slightly strange body which is both light and medium in nature (might be the affect of the bourbon aging), mild sweetness that disappears quickly to leave more of a bitter taste that becomes dry, leaving some cocoa, malts, peat and espresso.
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to Slovaksniper, pours a nice dark black, decent head, the was light tan, aroma was very sweet, lots vanilla and very bourbony, I think this beer would turn out really well with some age, it was a quite sweet at this stage, but overall a really solid offering
patricks110 (2281) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really interesting imperial stout. Pours a dark muddy black with a soapish beige head and tons of huge bubbles. The nose is amazing with an overlying bourbon wood note, funky fruit and yeast notes, toffee, espresso and vanilla. Smooth and silken taste with an expressed roasted malt and coffee bean note. Rich and dessert like but a tad bit watery. Overall an exceptional brew
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
750 ml bottle with resealable cap (happiness). Pours an orange-brown black with a resilient, cream-beige head. Smell is coffee, black chocolate. Taste is tons of chocolate, black coffee, burnt caramel, vanilla, wood, bourbon. Finish is black coffee, cocoa, somewhat light bitterness, but comes balancing all the malt quite nicely. Medium to thick body, soft, velvety mouthfeel. Weak carbonation. I feel like calling it a masterpiece. Ok, let’s go ahead and call it a masterpiece. I need more bottles of that, right freaking now! Aging time!
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super dark brown with a small beige head. Hot booze, chocolate, caramel, and awesome coffee roast. Medium to full body with very law carbonation. Roasty finish.
GothGargoyle (1949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick dark brown with a good sized beige head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is raisins, plum, vanilla, fig, subtle hint of bourbon. Medium bodied, well balanced palate. Taste is raisins, plum, fig, purple grapes, hint of oak and bourbon. Nice.
AlainG (1740) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Noire opaque, coiffée d’une mousse beige compacte et persistante, qui se cramponne aux parois en une écume. Au nez, la mélasse semble omniprésente, alors que l’alcool est assez convainquant. On sent la cerise confite, les biscuits à l’avoine ainsi qu’une senteur de bourbon, qui ne nous envahit pas, c’est bien dosé. Un goût de caramel brûlé, de tire-éponge, de liqueur alcoolisée à la cerise. C’est bien équilibré, ça sollicite plusieurs des sens, sans agressivité et ça procure un réel plaisir en bouche. Fait à noter, elle est âgée de 14 mois. (Embouteillée 08-11) (417-211012)