asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Creamy, semi-sweet chocolate aroma with earthy hops, some butterscotch, and toasted hazelnuts. Opaque black under an eternal, nitrogen, tan head that is lacy and has ruddy highlights. Sweet chocolate flavour with earthy hops and citrusy fermentation esters. Creamy and with lots of semi-sweet chocolate tanginess. Smooth, low carbonation, lasting chocolate bitter finish.
czar (3299) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap at mill st. ottawa. very dark brown almost black with a decent very light beige head (!), some retention and lacing. dark chocolate and burnt malts, grass and light resinous notes. burnt caramel, some smoke. some sweetness, almost cloying. soft carbonation, medium body - creamy and oily, short burnt finish. linear and bland.
BreWedge (236) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Mill Street Ottawa. Pours a nearly opaque chestnut brown with a rich, creamy off-white. Aroma is nutty with subtle bitter chocolate. Taste is rich smoky malt and faint unsweetened chocolate. Chalky and round in the mouth, medium bitter finish.
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Metalchopz (2025) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Noticed that this was their last keg of this, for this year, so went to the Ottawa pub right away. Pours a dark brown colour with a creamy (nitro) beige head that has great retention and thick full lacing. Coffee smell at first, but then, bittersweet chocolate and vanilla with time. Becomes sweeter as the beer warms up. Silky creamy mouthfeel. Wet, but with a mild dry finish. No burning at all though. The roasted malt is smooth tasting, with coffee notes, and the chocolate comes out in the finish. This last one is more on the bitter side of things (than sweet). The hop also lingers nicely giving a nice grassiness, an even vanilla. This impy is quite easy to drink and well-balanced with all the flavours and aromas. Glad I could try this one (and will again next year... hopefully making this one again).
sseb69 (1363) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
En fût au Mill Street Ottawa. 1ère journée en draft. Couleur noire, mousse crémeuse brune. Arôme de chocolat, un peu de sucre, malt. En bouche, une douceur..du velour....chocolat mais pas trop abondant, crémeuse, malt, un peu de torréfaction. Finale, chocolat et malt. Évidemment pas la top IS au monde de par sa complexité mais excellente, buvabilité incroyable, même à 8 %.
Zenwolf (267) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Brewery. Not my favorite Imperial Stout, but the best beer I have had from Mill Street. Thick and rich with a smooth a creamy mouthfeel like a delectable chocolate pudding. Definite mocha head. Sold Imperial Stout to a non-beer drinker because this was so easy to drink.
GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the pub...
Aroma:Strong chocolate flavor....
Flavor:Strong chocolate flavor....
DerWeg (1419) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing at all wrong with this. Pint at volo has taste and aromas with layers of chocolate, ample sweetness and somewhat light but decent body. nice hop bitterness against the chocolate. Bring it Mill Street!
Spab (1998) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Volo. Pours an ultra dark brown/black with small, soapy beige head. Aroma has strong chocolate presence, some definite vanilla too, alcohol is apparent in the background. Big chocolate and vanilla taste with almost a whiskeyness. Mild alcoholic warmth in finish. Very fine carbonation. Quite good.
fredthecat (289) - CANADA - APR 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
chocolate roast aroma, attractive nitro head and dark brown colour. very smooth chocolate with low bitterness, alcohol is completely hidden but a little one dimensional in taste. nitro body, which im not a fan of was very smooth. very nice and priced as a cheapish draught, quite exciting to find