Brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Burlington, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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For those who aren’t afraid of big and bold beer! Made with a blend of roasted barley, chocolate and amber malt, this Imperial Stout has many deep flavours of rich and dark fruit and is naturally carbonated to give an incredibly smooth finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerWeg (1487) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 3, 2013
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karol (603) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle bought at the Nickelbrook brewery in Burlington/Canada. Overall a fantastic mind blowing imperial stout that has it all! Sweet vanilla and chocolate aroma. Pitch black color, no light penetration. Beige creamy head that keeps a pretty thick layer. Taste is phenomenal! Roasted malt, espresso, sweet vanilla, bitter chocolate plus some minor dark fruits. Alcohol very very mild and warming. A mind blowing brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lefossoyeur (449) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
Black with a thin beige head, fading quickly. Weak aromas of chocolate liquor. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, fruity up front, almost plummy like a quad, very little roastiness on the palate, more on the chocolate, finishing on fruits and a bit of ashy roastiness. Not bad, altough would like more complexity to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3106) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2014
Poured deep, dark brown with a disappearing beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, dark fruit, roast malt and coffee. Full body, flavour much as the aroma. Impressive for the ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ILduce (205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle: black beer with tan head. Dark fruits, espresso, and a bold malty aroma. Rich, complex flavours of roasted malts, dates, cocoa, and yeast. Oily mouthfeel with a long sweet bitterness in the end. Excellent Imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (744) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Black pour with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and faint fruit. Taste of burnt malts, coffee, chocolate, some berry fruits and faint hops. Full bodied, nice carbonation, pretty decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGolem (661) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
Glass at Stout Irish Pub (Toronto). Pours black with medium beige head. Aroma is quasi inexistent. Taste is interesting though, with good notes of barley, figs, raisins, plum, chocolate, and coffee. Sweet but drinkable. Alcohol is well hidden. Thin for the style. Enjoyable, but far from the greatest of its style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6035) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
341mL bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Nose brings out dark fruits, roasted malt, and caramel malt. Flavour brings out caramel roasted malt and some dried dark fruit - great balance between the two. Carbonation is lively but nice enough, though the whole thing feels a bit dead in the mouthfeel. Solid beer, just nothing overly interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alanthebeerguy (144) - - FEB 21, 2014
#14 advent calendar. Strong dark beer. Pours almost black, small brown head. Mild carbonation. Smells of dried dark fruit, fig, coffee. Taste is similar to smell with the dark roasted malts and fruit flavours. Some chocolate and coffee notes. Dark fruits make it a little sour. Not a bad stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2901) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
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

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