DerWeg (1594) - 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.
Theydon_Bois (17214) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on the train to Egham Beer Festival, 04/08/16.
Pitch black with a well appointed dirty tan head.
Nose is light roast, spice, bitter dark fruit shreds, earthy, molasses, cocoa rub.
Taste comprises toasted brown sugars, fruit esters, light peppery spice, toffee, light chocolate.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light warming alcohol.
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A delicious no frills imperial stout. Nowadays if an imperial stout isn’t brewed with coffee or barrel aged or has some adjunct flavoring it is not looked at favorably. This is a good old fashioned imperial stout. Aroma was good but a little boozy. Chocolate and dark roasted malt. Pour was a deep dark brown/near black with a one finger tan head. Taste was just as the aroma let on. Big dark chocolate and roasted malt flavors with a big bitter hoppy alcoholic finish. Good carbonation.
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can on the train to Egham. Opaque black beer with a decent brownish head. Roasted chocolate and licorice aroma, dark chocolate, cocoa powder. Roasted chocolate flavor, licorice, raisins, some warming alcohol. Quite nice.
rondphoto (4094) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle @ Jungle Jim’s / Cincinnati OH --- Aroma of roasted malt with wine overtones. Opaque black color, four-finger brown head that is slow to drop, heavy bands of lace. Taste is enormous bitter roasted malt that has bitter chocolate and black coffee in the mix to assure the bitterness. Medium carbonation joins on the swallow, but mostly this is a one-trick, strong, alcohol laced brew. Not a strong one for me.
portwood (182) - 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 (1252) - 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 (6827) - 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 (1487) - 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 (11398) - 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 (1093) - Southampton, 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 Nickelbrook’s 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%. It’s okay for Ontario (2005)... worldwide..... this is not very refined.