andyhwcinc (1822) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Purchased at Binny’s in Chicago, IL, enjoyed at a friends house while watching Anaconda, for some reason. Appearance is moderately thick pitch black with a rich frothy white head. Aroma its very bitter coffee and chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla, very light sweetness. Taste is fantastic. Rich dark chocolate, hazelnut, and vanilla notes, utterly rich coffee profile, more of an espresso richness. Vanilla is pure and doesn’t taste like extract was used, more like vanilla beans were integrated. This brewery does great things with imperial stouts.
gephross100 (229) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bittle thanks to Rubio Pours black with a tan head. Coffee nose. High carbonation light mouthfeel. Tastes like shippers malted milk balls. Slight berry fruit noteon the back end.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are coffee, vanilla, and roasted malts.
Ratman197 (13106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate and earthiness. Paslaye was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering coffee finish.
GRM (3698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample, brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, batch 689-690, from and with Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savoured on October 14 2015; eye: black, opaque, minuscule ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: roasted malt, coffee, light green pepper, slight burnt barley; mouth: roasted malt, coffee, light green pepper, slight burnt barley, finale in coffee, average carbonation, lightly sweet, slick texture; overall: quite good
Échantillon, bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, lot 689-690, de et avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 14 octobre 2015; œil : noire, opaque, minuscule anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, café, léger poivron vert, très léger orge brûlée; bouche : orge torréfiée, café, léger poivron vert, très léger orge brûlée, finale en café, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien bon
gregwilsonstl (2063) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong dominant coffee. Oily head. No head. Tasted in line at a SP release. Thx chris.
cgarvieuk (21106) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at home... Thanks joe... Dark black.. Thin tan lacing. ... Dark chocolate roast malts.. Big coffee roast malts nose... Soft chocolate roast.. Big chocolate roast.. Big coffee.. Dark chocolate roast... Massive coffee roast... Rich massive roast... Thick chocolate body.. Rich berry coffee roast
Boutip (5862) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of strong dry bitter coffee notes with some roasted malt is dominant. Taste is also dominated by strong dry coffee notes that also veered into astringency territory. Some black chocolate notes are also perceptible. Body is about average with nice level of carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad but coffee notes are almost too powerful for the overall balance of this beer.
rejtable (2302) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottleshare. Pours black with limited head and no lacing. Nose/Flavour espresso, vanilla, dark chocolate. Taste is big bitter big sweet. Mouth medium body with lively carbonation. Nice beer!
cards04 (2630) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Justin for this gift from Chicago. Pours a smooth black with dark head. Aromas are predominately dark roast coffee with notes of bitter chocolate. Flavours follow suit. Lots of coffee, some lactose and chocolate. Not getting a lot of vanilla with this though. Very nice imperial stout.
Lubiere (12802) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark imperial stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, loads of coffee grind, light vanilla, light chili powder, bitter chocolate, interesting. In mouth, an intense bitter chocolate with coffee grind, Oyster pulp, alcohol warmth, very nice. Bottle from Binny’s in Chicago.