solidfunk (1789) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Alright. Label is greatly misguided and beer perhaps is too. A dose of coffee-cacao and some alcohol in the body. Thick pour, good carbonation. A little sweet for me. Bottle at Stout Irish Pub
PatIrish (160) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark oily black with tan head with very little retention. Aroma, toast, toffee, chocolate. Taste is warm with alcohol.
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ontbeermaker (1832) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours a dark black, tan head, aroma dark and coffee. Taste is pretty yummy. It has a nice thick body and a good sweet finish
garthicus (2336) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Burger Bar. Appearance: Pitch Black, tiny brown head. Aroma: Slight coffee, chocolate, very sweet, almost synthetic sweetness. Flavour: Sticky caramel, a little bitter coffee, some tangy notes of dark stewed plums. Alcoholic finish.
Strangebrewer (631) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Poured opaque black with a thin brown head. Aroma is very rich, sweet and roasty. Thick syrupy mouthfeel, but low carb. Burnt, sugary, malt flavour. Notes of dark chocolate, oak, coffee, and of course alcohol.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the Judge.
A good impy but a bit heated overall. Very dark opaque motor oil pour with a nice froth of mocha foam. The nose is heavy on the coffee but has some char and dark chocolate. A bit sweet, medium bitterness. Chalky finish, smooth mouthfeel. Good.
robinvboyer (2576) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Volo.
Very dark pour, with a tiny beige head. Quite dark fruity aroma with some very big roasted malt notes.
Body is a little thin, carb is a little low. finish was quite sweet, and hot, with some booze. not what i expect in an RIS.
cyrenaica (941) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nickel Brook Imperial Stout
I tried this beer on draught on December 30, 2011 at "C’est What" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a solid dark brown with black edges and a creamy brown coloured cap. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate with hints of bourbon. The mouthfeel was full bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was roasted malt, lots of coffee, and a splash of vanilla. The best Nickel Brook beer I’ve had to date.
herrbrown1974 (348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nickelbrook Bolshevik Bastard
Tap at Bar Volo. Black amber pour big brown head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, molasses and vans light smoke. Mouthfeel is light for an imp. stout. Same bitter chocolate malt but a bit sugary. Finish is fine. Not exceptional.
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Radek Kliber (5906) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Volo
Aroma quiet peppery hot aroma with creamy feel , some dark dry malts finishing.
Appearance brown-black with creamy fine top.
Flavor and Palate : heavy bodied. creamy texture with smooth roast sided character. Alcoholic warmth. Not perfect yet good effort shown.
Earlier Rating: 11/9/2011 Total Score: 3.2
Cask Days 2011
Aroma slight sourness, smoky, barley roast feel. Tart black berry hints with dark malty behind.
Appearance dark brown with beige light top, sparse lace. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Slight creamy , buttery feel. Mid accented by dark character with gentle hop hints. Dark chocolate with roast is finishing.