mojorisn (26) - - DEC 21, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing brew. Excellent lacing with tiny cascading bubbles; a true beaute to watch. And the mouthfeel is nice and thick in the bitter finish especially, like a wine loaded with tannins. But it all starts with the aroma with this one. One of the best i smelled in a while. Maple first with cocoa second and buttered rum close behind. Nice and roasty as well. Especially in the taste; roasty with bitter astringency, yet mellowed by a classic, natural old school sweetness. Think molasses, butterscotch; not the shite kind, but the old fashioned homemade pure stuff.
PS: I noticed the fall season in Ontario developed a unified surge of pumpkin beer all the way. Now in the winter, itís imperial stouts. And itís much better! And so far this my fave.
CurbDog (110) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One finger of persistent tan head, fluffy. Nice lacing. Very dark brown / black colour. Cocoa, toffee, prune, light roast aromas. Matching flavours. Strong chocolate and molasses, dark crystal/caramel sweetness. Roastiness comes through more in the aftertaste. Creamy medium-full mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
This luscious Imperial Stout relies on roasted raisins, diversified by a few green hop moments, peppery bitterness and mild alcohol warmth.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A persistent head of foam thrones atop the darkness.
-The mouthfeel is appropriately rich yet the carbonation manages to make everything feel smooth and easy.
-Alcohol is not a bother at all.
-The finish is not as intense as the flavor profile.
guil0000 (355) - New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pitch black color with a beige medium head. Mocha coffee, roasted malts and some dark chocolate. Medium sweet flavour but it quickly switches to some hoppy bitterness. Moufhfeel is creamy. Really like it
DomD (234) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Strong aroma of coffee and chocolate. Pours black with some tan head. Medium to strong bitter taste. Medium to full bodied, thick texture, with a bitter finish. Strong and bitter, a very nice Imperial Stout.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. From notes. Coffee, dark chocolate and other Roasty notes. Decent amount of fermented dark fruits. Good.
rederic (3250) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle, deep dark black color, with a thick bubbly tan-colored head, with a mild mocha, dark bitter chocolate, coffee, mint leaf nose, with a chocolate cake, chocolate milk, molasses, brownie note, with a mild sweet roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malty, chocolate praline, vanilla, ice coffee, tootsie roll candyish, toffee accent in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a warmth smooth mocha, dark bitter chocolate, burnt dark dried fruit, molasses, sweet roasted, chocolate, black, toasted, wheat malty character, with some mint leaf, brownie, burnt toast, chocolate fudge, coffee, burnt fruitcake, chocolate pie flavours, within a brown sugar undertone, leading towards a warming, chocolate cake dough, mint chocolate, coffeeish, burnt dark dried fruitiness, molasses, sweet barley sugar, caramel, chocolate, black, wheat, toasted maltiness, lingering roasty bitterness finish.
AgentAle (1421) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2014 Aroma is caramel, chocolate, mocha and espresso. Taste is roasty malts, chocolate and mocha. Finishes with rich malt flavors and slight hop bitterness. Appearance is black with a medium beige head that retains fairly well.
worldbeertaste (1793) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2 year old bottle. Deep dark brown with beastly a tint on the side with a thin tan head. Smells of slight herbal hops, coffee and chocolate roast, dark malt and mocha. Still a bit bubbly after two years but smooth. Starts sweet and finishes dry and bitter without any hint of the 8%. Lots of chocolate and mocha with fudge - by the way, I paired this with chocolate fudge cheese. Great after two years and totally worth the wait.
johnnnniee (3557) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Liquor Store on PEI
Pours a solid black color with a huge frothy tan head that persists forever. Vinous chocolate fudge and caramel maltiness dominate the aroma. Light earthy floral round out the nose. The flavor is rich thick chocolate caramel and roast with quite a vinous fruity edge to it. Light smoke and earth round us out nicely. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and a rich creamy ashy mouthfeel. Wow thats a pretty nice stout right there! Reminds me a lot of Bellís Expedition, I really enjoyed this.
BrewGoblin (633) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Maybe itís just me but I really enjoy when the head on a dark beers hangs around for a bit. This oneís didnít but it was still a great beer. Quite bliggity black, this one, an aroma of coffee, maple, roasty chocolate malt and brown sugar. Itís quite boldly bitter at first with a strong molasses kick but leaves the tongue basking in a light sweet finish. Fairly oily feel to a medium thick body. Very enjoyabeer.