aumax1 (271) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cannette de 473ml de stout. Arôme intense de torréfaction et notes chocolaté. Au gout on a une certaine acidité une belle torréfaction et des notes de fer. Meilleure de gorgée en gorgée
Metalflake (11) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Still my favourite stout, of any variety. Rated from a bottle, poured into an english pint glass. Pitch black in colour, with a thin, café-au-lait head and slight lacing on the glass. Aromas of chocolate, toasted wheat and coffee. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel, not quite as heavy as some Imperials I’ve had but more substantial than the Guinness yardstick and most other Irish stouts. Flavours of strong black coffee and bittersweet chocolate, some vanilla and sweet caramel hiding in the background. Hops show up late in the tasting game, almost there just to cleanse the palate. Low alcohol makes it very approachable. Really a wonderful stout, right up there with the best of the rest.
Speedy_Charly (108) - Plaisance, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 341ml au Marché des Brasseurs. Robe de veuve avec un mince col de mousse moka très durable, à bulles de tailles variées. Arôme de cacao et de café torréfié, on sent aussi la céréale. Très crémeuse en bouche, elle ouvre sur une puissante note d’expresso pour finir sur une note de chocolat noir, amer, le tout sans jamais être agressive. C’est rare, une noire si sessionable.
ads135 (3173) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 13, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Superb oatmeal stout. Dark and rich with a creamy mouthfeel. Plenty of roasted coffee character and a touch of sweet chocolate.
Runningonempty (13) - cucamonga, California, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Silky smooth and inky black full bodied and just a bit earthy. This is an enticing Oatmeal Stout that i’ll come back to again and again. The aroma is more cocoa but the palate has a rich coffee roasty thing going on. The only hops I notice are hanging out in the background with just a touch of citrus/herbs.
It has a sweet/bitter balance on the palate that reminds me of a Moroccan sidewalk cafe I hung out at in a previous life. My little boy loved to tag along and dip the over-sized sugar cubes in my shot of undiluted Moroccan style espresso. Don’t know if that helps, but its sorta like that.
And if you’re wondering what a coffee saturated block of sugar looks like -- its the exact color of the frothy head on this wonderful oatmeal stout.
mikedevilsfan (210) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
roasty, creamy, balanced. This is a superb stout with a tan creamy head and nice roasty creamy mouthfeel
slowrunner77 (6288) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"this is a wow beer for me, at least as far as the style is concerned. drinkability is a 10. aroma full and sweet, plums, chocolate, coffee, roasted grains. super smooth. looks great (black with a big chocolate head) and the taste is great too, matching the deep aroma. very well done. takes down the best oatmeal stouts "
worldbeertaste (1704) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smooth and delicious. Dark black with a nice brown head. Smells of nice deep roast, chocolate, oatmeal, and soft coffee overtones. A bit of smoke. Nice smooth oily body. Creamy and full. Oatmeal gives it a milky smoothness. Rich and delicious stout. Tastes of dry malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and soft smoke which lasts into the aftertaste. Not so sweet and low abv makes it impressive for a stout. Imperial qualities at a stout level.
maximet (112) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black with a tiny but steady coffee head. Roasted barley, coffee bitterness, dark chocolate. Taste is mainly sweet with a shy bitter aftertaste. Creamy texture, high carbonation with a dry finish
KezzaH (1) - Lindisfarne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Smooth, chocolate and coffee flavours with an intense roasted oatmeal nose with chocolate and coffee overtones that is to die for. Love the initial taste on the Palate and the flavour lingers in your mouth. Excellent creamy head that lasts well. Nicest beer of this style that I have had, but it is worth noting that while I love a dark beer I find most Imperial Stouts too heavy for my palate whereas this was exactly the taste and nose I have been looking for.