Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, - OCT 18, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black colour with thin beige head. Roasted malt nose with hints of coffee and chocolate. Mild roasted malt taste with slight chocolate hints.
gramity (1217) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a minimal head. Aroma is nice and chocolatey. The body was a little thin in flavour and lacking a punch but did have an enjoyable flavour. Nice bitter finish with no alcohol noticeable. Very easy to put back.
WheatKing (972) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Pulled from a cask at the brewpub) Imperial stouts are meant to be robust, this was more of a very dark brown porter (albeit with a very mild hint of liquorice). Pretty good though, everything was well balanced. I wouldn’t want this to become a regular drink of mine, though.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good amount of chocolate and sweetness on the nose. Some roast, nutty notes, earthy hops. Pours almost black with a tan head. The flavor starts with roast, moves through chocolate sweetness, earthy nutty notes, more roast, a little bitterness. Bitter/sweet finish. Moderate carbonation, maybe a little light in the body for the style.
Twsobey (1) - - DEC 28, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque enough that it was difficult to see a candle through. The best beer I’ve had in Victoria so far.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown/black with small tan head. Aroma of dark roast, faint vegitable, hints of apple and chocolate. Flavor is much the same, fairly dry. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy body, watery, with medium carbonation. Overall, is just "OK".
GJF (1154) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. We were a little divided on it--I liked it, but MB didn’t so much. A smooth beer with lots of roasted malt. An alcoholic finish.
mcberko (4809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours dark brown with a reddish hue and a small tan head. Aroma of sweetened liquid chocolate, maple syrup and caramel. Flavour is less inviting - roasted malt, coffee and sweet chocolate, but with an acidic and thin palate. Decent, but not one of the better examples of the style.
pumpmaster (1052) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 ounce sample at the brewpub Taproom at 4 samples for $5.00CAD. Very good
4 ounce sample at the brewpub Taproom at 4 samples for $5.00CAD. Very good!
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 20, 2011
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle bought from brewpub in March 2011. Opened June 18 2011. This bottle was kept in cellar conditions along with the rest of my bottles. Pours black with a filmy head. Aromas of sweet something and some dark malts. Taste was sour like vomit. This bottle was either very old or part of a bad batch. The number above the barcode is 967612, maybe the batch code? The date punch on the side of the label is 01/5. Too bad. I wouldn’t rate this except it was purchases at the brewery and consumed within a reasonable amount of time.
jonas (5260) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2013 Handpump. Light coffee aroma. Opaque black, brown craem. Light to medium body, nice coffee roast, orangepeel finish. Enjoyable drink.
Re-rate from tap:
Black, low head
Chocolate, roast aroma
Sweet, bitter chocolate, good aromatic and bitter hop balance
Smooth medium full body