pintbypint (2707) - 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.
presario (4709) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Advent 15. Pours like cold oil which is OK. No head. Thick aroma holds promise of payoff to come (I hope). Big flavor. Carbon, chocolate, alcohol and fruit....will let it warm up and continue notes....unfortunately keeps getting more bitter and less interesting.
RumRunner101 (810) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown pour. Aroma is roasted malt with some brown banana and cocoa. Dark chocolate, some ash in the body. Quite boozy, even for 8.5. Too boozy and burnt.
clarkbernat (1) - - NOV 23, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Little overpowering in the alcohol, limits natural stout flavoring, not a huge fan. Points for originality and attempt.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
probstblueribbon (3072) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 mL bottle in a mixed pack from LCBO served cool in a tulip glass. Deep brown-black with a fair mocha head. Quite fruity, some molasses, dark chocolate and black coffee, dark treacle, a little woody and boozy, a bit brothy, more dark-roasted malts. Medium-full body with fairly aggressive effervescence. Lots of deep, fruity molasses, dark chocolate, a little licorice, treacle, more molasses, a touch of wood, almost no booziness; sweet with plenty of bitterness and a very long, mouth-coating finish. Decent.
CapFlu (4618) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full flame bayed banana and booze nose. Quick dissipating head with an opaque body. Flavour is rich with coffee and cocoa shavings, very boozy and creamy oily soya finish.
Metalchopz (2407) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed at Borthers Beer Bistro in Ottawa, ON. Pours a very dark brown colour with a small light brown head and not much lacing. Smokey roasted malt aromas with hints of maple. Nicely balanced between the dark malt and sharp bitterness. Decent hop lingering in the aftertaste with notes of molasses. A nice light dry mouthfeel. Well-blended Imperial Stout that goes down nicely.
SteveLikesBeer (55) - - NOV 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This imperial stout is black and pours with a grey head. I’d previously tried the brewery’s Kentucky Bastard, which is the same brew but aged in bourbon barrels. It’s made with a blend of roasted barley, chocolate and amber malt, has a mild bouquet and the taste offers hints of chocolate and coffee. It’s surprisingly smooth for a nine-per-cent beer, while providing some crispness and an easy finish.
GRM (3084) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample, draught, during the National Capital Craft Beer Festival, savoured on August 16 2013; eye: black, opaque, brown head, nice lacing; nose: green, roasted malt, light hops, light coffee; mouth: green pepper, roasted malt, slight hops, light coffee, “green” finale with presence of caramel, medium-full body, below-average carbonation, lightly sweet, a bit thin; overall: ordinary
Échantillon, en fût, bue lors du National Capital Craft Beer Festival, savourée le 16 août 2013; œil : noire, opaque, mousse brune, bonne dentelle; nez : vert, malt torréfié, léger houblon, léger café; bouche : poivron vert, malt torréfié, très léger houblon, léger café, finale « verte » avec présence de caramel, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : ordinaire
chris__hartley (276) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
It pours opaque black; the head is mocha and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: sweet malts, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. The taste is medium sweet that finishes medium bitter; there are notes of: coffee, licorice, dark rum, and pumpernickel bread. The palate is full bodied, has a creamy/oily mouth feel, has low carbonation, with a long finish. Overall, a decent product from Nickel Brook.