fiulijn (15780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Firefly, Vancouver
Black color; medium sized creamy head. Very nice aroma of roasted malt, milky, with notes of leather and cocoa nibs. Reasonable body strength, even if more was expected; good flavor, dominated by the roasted malts, with some liquorice finish. Strong bitterness, mostly coming from the roasted malts, and still a milky trace. Very good.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle from the brewery, served in a snifter. Pours hazy dark chestnut with a tiny, rocky tan head. The head quickly fades to a bare cover and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has notes of sweet, roasted malts, molasses, chocolate, licorice, herbs and a hint of pine. The flavour starts out moderately sweet with a strong roasted quality and a touch of whisky. A moderate bitterness is soon added to the mix, with a piney, citrusy quality. The finish is long and bitter with peppery alcohol notes. On the palate, it is full in body with a thick, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent imperial stout with a surprising hoppy character. The Cascade hops bring to mind a black IPA, but this is a much deeper and heavier brew. 2011-03-04
mcberko (8130) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of smoked malt, with some light chocolate and vanilla notes. The flavour reveals this smoked malt upfront, with some breadiness, a little iodine but not dominating, with even subtler chocolate. Quite nice, though subpar for impy stout.
manuchampions (1238) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from 16th St. Liquor in West Vancouver. Pours a murky black with thin khaki head. Aroma is smoky malt with some hop notes. Flavour is lusciously thick with smoky malt, sharp hop bite, some iodine, breadiness. Some licorice. Finish is nicely lingering.
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark colour with a brownish hue. big thick coffee coloured head. aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. taste is light sweet dark chocolate and hints of coffee. solid stout
rejtable (1547) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well balanced head with aromas of caramel, coffee and maybe some chocolate. Light hops to balance. Exremely dark pour, medium froth. Heavy bitter taste that is pleasant, with very light sweet undertones. More carbonation than I expected, but it works with this beer. The finish is long, and bitter. This is a fantastic beer, top notch.
Grwido (57) - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black beer with a tan head. Smells of dark chocolate and coffee aroma. Coffee and chocolate come through in taste as well as roasted malts. Nice slightly bitter finish. Nice beer.
Bendrixian (1236) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
motor oil black with a wicked beige coloured head. aromas don’t disapoint. big roasted malts with coffee and milk chocolate notes. wow big. on the palate it is as big and very roasted coffee notes having a long finish. this is a beautiful brew. period.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
341 ml bottle. A nice big imp stout. Pours black in colour, with decent tan head. Aroma and taste are firstly chocolate, with decent balance of coffee and a little bit of alchohol peeking out. Good!
dwhipp3980 (4) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2010 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate and coffee aromas dominate, with a bit of resiny hops. Appearance is nearly black with a surprisingly frothy tan head. Slightly sweet (might be better in a few months) and a bit bitter. Not-quite-full body and creamy mouth feel. Lively carbonation for a stout with a bitter finish. Not my favorite imperial stout, but worth drinking on a cold Halifax night.