rlgk (18323) - 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.
Theydon_Bois (17267) - 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.
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Winking Judge. Dark brown. Aroma is choc and a fair bit of molasses. Rich, woody, lots of molasses and burnt raisins. Smooth body on cask, too.
mcberko (14690) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a smooth chocolate with light spoiled meats, boiled veggies. In mouth, a smooth smoked chocolate with creamy sugars, caramelized, not bad. Cask Days, Oct. 30 2011.
Ferris (12940) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Big roast and molasses with some dark fruit. Jet black with a decent brown head. Dark syrupy molasses, bittersweet chocolate and some roasted malts. Little sweetness and boozy finish. Sweetness and syrup is a bit much.
crossovert (11424) - 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.
Sammy (11253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On cask at Volo. Rather thin, accounting for it being a cask, for a RIS. Not really a RIS. Substantive chocolate. Black coloured body.
Earlier Rating: 10/31/2011 Total Score: 3.2
Cask Days 2011.A decent beer with interesting taste,led by bitterness and some sourness. less than par for the style. on cask increased drinkability. Downside is that the mouthfeel is less than average for the style. Sour first, chocolate and coffee second. Sugary and boozy.
jercraigs (9894) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
NB Let Tzar Be IS
2011-10-30. Black body, tiny head fades. 3+ FLavour is quite unusual, sweet dark malt, sugary touches, dry notes, light bitterness lingers, muted roast, pretty sweet overall. Modest aroma, funny sort of herbal character and green vegetation. Average plus to medium bodied palate. Takes on some odd esters as it warms. Not unpleasant necessarily, but a bit of an odd melange at times. Cask Days 2011, Toronto
DrSilverworm (9671) - 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 Marty’s 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 it’s 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.