rederic (3063) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle, pitch black color, with a tan head, nice fruity yeast, dark burnt dried fruit, dark chocolate coffee nose, with some mild roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malty, faint vanilla, cocoa accents, with a light phenolic boozy note in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a sweet dark chocolate, espresso, black coffee, molasses, chocolate cake character, with some black, chocolate, roasted, caramel, toasted malty, burnt fruitcake, burnt toast, fruity burnt date, fig, fudge flavours, leadiing towards a warming, dark bitter chocolate, burnt dried dark fruit, coffee, lingering roasty bitterness finish.
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
not to bad smells like a good stout with a nice black color and almost no head but the flavour was off might have been to young
bulldogops (1108) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #833 - December 14, 2013 - Beer 14 from the Craft Beer Advent Calendar 8.5%. Beautiful dark brown pour with a fairly foamy tan head with mild lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted barley, mild alcohol. Taste is layered with hints of vanilla and chocolate and espresso. Medium-heavy alcohol warmth but not a lot of alcohol on the palate. Very nice.
Malbers (18) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A solid stout, pours a dark black with thin to non existent tan head. Smells if dark chocolate, roasted bold coffee, and subtle berries. Taste is very much the same. Mouthfeel is slick but full, almost syrupy, which is the only drawback to this beer. A really solid stout with no hint if alcohol for its strong 8.6%.
slimspady (199) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent cocoa and roasted malt flavor. Gets better as it warms. Doesn't drink like 8.5. Mouthfeel is thinner than a RIS probably should be, but it's not too bad.
andrewturba (1085) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Craft beer advent calendar day 14. Pours an opaque black with a thin brown ring of head and small amounts of lace. Aroma is roasted malts, licorice, chocolate and sweet dark dried fruits. Flavour is roasted malts, alcohol(with a bourbon like touch), licorice, moderate bitterness, sweet dark dried fruits, cocoa, and light tobacco notes. Decent ris.
Reimer96 (1342) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2013 CBAC day 14. Pours an opaque black with a small brown ring. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, chocolate, light vanilla and bourbon on the finish. Taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, bourbon, tobacco, light vanilla and a bit of alcohol warmth on the finish. Overall it?s really well balanced and a full flavored ris.
hamfisted (74) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Advent Calendar. Considering how undrinkable the other Nickel Brook beer in the calendar was, I wasn’t excited about this one. But it wasn’t bad. Pours thick and dark, like an Imperial Stout should. But the taste up front is quite sweet and cheap booze. But that gives way to a nice bitterness. Could use a more balance.
dresden (940) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown near still with almost no head. Chocolate, malty, fruity aroma. Taste is heavily bitter, lots of molasses, chocolate, anise, raisin. Meh it’s ok.
pintbypint (2706) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml brown bottle. Black pour, dark brown foam witha few random lace spots in the glass. Nose has dark chocolate, raisin and roasted malt. Taste has chocolate and roasted malt and light alcohol. Fairly dry, aftertaste is of cocoa, bitter dark chocolate, roasted malt, bit of dark fruit and trace of tobacco. Full bodied, pretty soft carbonation, heavy and creamy mouthfeel. Overall a bit more complex than I was expecting, not amazing, but a competent version of an Imperial stout.