CapFlu (5072) - Victoria, British Columbia, - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy beige head atop a black curtain. Solid roasted malt nose with a molasses sweetness. Nice palate, smooth and chocolate with a slight ashtray finish. This beer does a great job displaying depth while simultaneously hiding the higher ABV. A good example of the style.
AncreSteam (14) - - APR 24, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The pour was dark coffee coloured and it produced a huge head(might be my pouring style). Lots of lacing and the head settles to a regular sized tan colour. There is very little aroma even in a snifter glass but you can tell it’s a stout. The taste is of watery malt but is over ridden by a tobacco(as in ashtray) kind of experience. The mouth feel is thin. There is little to no bitterness to this drink and with the exception of the ash tray analogy, no after taste. I wouldn’t recommend this product to anyone who likes a decent stout.
bytemesis (6139) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep ruby black, small tan head, dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, burned and ashtray notes. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, roasty, burned, a bit of rubber. Light body, a bit of acidity.
dfearnley (1575) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint glass
Black currant, toasted malt, molasses, sourness, and a little dark chocolate. Pours a silky black with a thin and moderately retentive mottled middling tan head. Taste is toasted malt, some molasses, nuts, chocolate and ending with coffee and very little hops. Drinkable, but not spectacular.
rederic (3250) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub, dark deep black color, with a tan head, with a mild chocolate, fruity yeast, chocolate chip cookie dough nose, with some light coffee, roasted, chocolate, toasted malt, faint cocoa powder, burnt toast accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild fruity, winey yeast, dark bitter chocolate, roasted, black, chocolate, toasted malty character, with a coffee, burnt toast, mocha, faint molasses, fruitcake, subtle nutty flavour, leading towards a winey, fruity yeastiness, lingering roasted, chocolate malt bitterness, coffeeish finish.
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bittersweet chocolate dominates this brew. Pours almost pitch black and has a dry chalky cocoa quality throughout.
brleo (78) - - AUG 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good for what it is, this style of stout is still a wee bit heavy for me. Nonetheless, Stoutnik is a great entry level beer for those interested in exploring the foreboding russian imperial stout style.
Black as an endless abyss, minimal dark tan head. Aroma is sweetish with some milk chocolate, coffee and licorice scents thrown in. Taste is surprisingly gentle for this kind of stout; neither oily nor overly-molasses flavored, nor with the hop punch of Old Rasputin or Narwhal. Predominant milk chocolate and roasted barley flavor, with a licorice bite afterwards.
If you’re new to this style, give this one a whirl and then go on to deeper and darker things. If you’re local, the best way I could describe this is think Dark Matter x 2. Decent and forgiving for the russian style of stout.
GothGargoyle (2271) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is cola, sugar, roasted malts. Medium-light bodied, bittersweet on the palate, slightly roasty finish. Flavours are roasted malts, mild liquorice, cola. Not a fan of this one.
Oakes (14840) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, sweet with earthy dark sugars, balanced hoppiness and an earthy finish. Good rich porter brew.
mcberko (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma brings out light roasted malt upfront, and some bready notes. Flavour is pretty restrained, with notes of light toasted malt and very mellow cocoa notes. Light-bodied, but at least no off-notes. It’s okay, but leaves a lot to be desired.
fiulijn (18057) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Black color with creamy brownish head. Light aroma of roasted malt. Smooth mouthfeel; the body is lean, not much residual sugars; roasted malt flavor, balanced, not burnt or ashy, with a light milky touch; correct bitterness.
Not exciting but quite good; not exactly imperial, more like a "1½ Stout".