DerWeg (1579) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shaker glass at Red House. Aroma is mild chocolate, rounded sweet fruit. Taste surprisingly berry-fruity with chocoate and hints of toffee. Medium full body, leans a bit to the sweet and fruit with the roast on the back burner. Feel hops on the sticky palate and on the winey, fruity finish.
portwood (96) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell: Molasses, dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, winey note.
Taste: sweet, med carbonation, coffee, cocoa.
Finish: dark chocolate, moderate bitterness.
(bottled 12/18/15, tasted 05/06/16)
Cartoonkhaki (1245) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark dark brown with off white brown head. Sweet coffee chocolate aroma that seems equally balanced with the flavour of the beer too. Body is okay almost verges on the water but stays sufficiently away from that. Has a bit of an alcoholic kick.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6485) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and a bit oily with an enormous fluffy brown head that lingered forever and left good lacing. The aroma was cocoa, wood and hints of vanilla and cola. The flavor was bitterish with red wine and cocoa notes. Long finish. Moderately full bodied and creamy. Well done.
flatmatt (1415) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a light brown head. Thick chocolate and raisin aroma, molasses, and cream. A nice rich molasses and raisin mix leads the flavor, cocoa and creamy malted milk ball flavor. Really very tasty.
crossovert (10910) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Black pour, tan head. This is a nice Imperial stout cause it is not super sweet, has a nice coffee-like character and a dryer body thanmost.
Crockett (1072) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours almost opaque black, with a short creamy brown head. Tastes better than it smells, however that deScription is; very sweet with notes of fruity tropical rum, milk chocolate, heavily roasted malts.
Again... the base beer for all Nickelbrookís Imperial Stout concoctions is very very sweet. There is an underlying salt water/sponge toffee flavour that is both good and bad. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, carbonation is appropriate.
Of course there is a lot of coffee, chocolate, ripe fruits. Traces of licorice.
This finishes very hot with alcohol for something that only clocks in at 8.5-9%. Itís okay for Ontario (2005)... worldwide..... this is not very refined.
ChadPoole (163) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours non transparent black with a small milky brown head. Roasted coffee and dark fruit aroma. Great taste of roasted coffee, dark fruits, molasses and some bitter dark chocolate. Full body, creamy smooth with a low carbination. Very good,† enjoyable beer.
bluejacket74 (1770) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle, bottled on 18 JAN 2016. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch and a half tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like bittersweet chocolate, coffee, burnt/charred malt, molasses, licorice, dark fruit and some herbal hoppiness. For the most part I think the taste is just like the aroma, but thereís also some vanilla and pine hops noticeable too. This one gets better the warmer it is (and I let the bottle sit out of the fridge for around 20 minutes before opening it). Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís slick and creamy with a good amount of carbonation. I think itís a good imperial stout, next time Iíll have to try this fresher since the label says Drink Fresh, Do Not Age. Iíve seen it around for a little while but didnít buy any until last weekend. Definitely worth picking up, this is the 2nd Nickel Brook brew Iíve tried and I havenít been disappointed yet! $2.59 for a single bottle.
cheap (5153) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2016
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Yes, one of the most rudely on style impy stouts around, has a big beautiful black pour with a great head. Puffy pillowy head fer shure that does not fade. Strong bitter sensations, do I feel some IPA in there? Big fat rude like a fricken clown in the class. If you like impy stout check it out, worth it. Terribly nasy nellie on style blackish beer. Finish is boozy & warming, heheh.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snifter on tap at Martyís Hops & Vines a couple weeks ago. Near-black, very dark brown color. Thin off-white head, good bits of lace. Moderate roast, mild spicy, some dark fruit. Bigger full body. Good chewiness. Lighter carbonation. Mild slick texture. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Mild alcohol warmth. Pretty enjoyable imperial stout. Greg says itís got some nice smoke, bit of walnut. Wow, good note, Greg. On-point. Solid stuff overall, great to enjoy with my "adult grilled cheese". Bit fruitier and more robust than American examples, but it works, still.