DuffMan (5817) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Brothers Beer Bistro, Ottawa. Tasted side by side with Dieu de Cielís Grande Noirceur, and this beer suffered greatly by comparison. Sorely lacking in malty depth, with flavours of plums and cola and capsicum, this did not stand up to its competitor. Thinnish mouthfeel.
Boutip (4307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask: Poured a dark black color stout with a light dark brown foamy head with light retention. Aroma of chocolate and green pepper is not the most interesting. Taste is also dominated by light roasted malt, bitter chocolate and with loads of green peppers. Body is a bit light with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I am not sure what brewing flaws generates the green peppers ester but this was not the most pleasant experience.
pushkinwow (1618) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at National Capital Beer Festival. Dark black with a generous brown head that is beautiful to look at. Roasted malts, hints of bittersweet chocolate and coffee grinds, some alcohol. Moderate carbonation and body, smooth, clean, slightly bitter and enjoyable.
LarryBeast (408) - - AUG 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Toronto Festival of Beer and again at Forest City Beer Fest. Enjoyed much more at the former than the latter. Dark, syrupy, roasted coffee, plum and chocolate.
Gethinbeer (2028) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iechyd da bra. Thick black, syrup pour with a thin quick dissapating tan hrad leaving a cling lace. Very bold roasted malt chocolate aroma. Delicious flavour of roasted malt, chocolate. Great texture with a pleasant alcoholic kick. Slight herb hints. Very nice.
sudomorph (274) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a very thin, light brown head. Smells slightly of roasted coffee. Taste is slightly sweet. A touch of coffee and chocolate with a bitterness. Very creamy and thick texture while drinking.
A good local stout.
Bendrixian (869) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet Black, well laced and tan head. Roast and toffee aroma with some caramel, chocolate. Sweet flavour profile with a boozy finish. Has a fruit cake mid palate which is nice and some espresso. Although it is a little bit thin for the style of beer it is good none the less.
TheJester (1656) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Volo, I assume. I donít know where else I would have had a cask beer, so it must be Volo. I was disappointed with this one. Flavours were okay; nothing off. But it was too thin.
pilsnerlover (5) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2013 does not count
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
I personaly dont like seeing Stalin on the bottle, I like the chocolate under tones and the strong taste of the beer
kevinsenn (846) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from brewery. Opaque black, no head, beige lacing. Aroma of molasses, slight spice, and very light bourbon notes. Taste has chocolate, molasses, coffee, slight spice, with a bitter finish. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky, very little carbonation. Overall a fine beer, but as far as Imperial Stouts go, not terrific.