maley1 (888) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with large tan fluffy head. Aroma of coffee,molasses, and malt. Taste of roasted malt, coffee, molasses, touch of bourbon and smoke, and a long bitter unsweetened chocolate finish. Creamy mouthfeel and perfect carbonation. Good beer.
Reynolds314 (2811) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Perfect appearance for an imp stout with fluffy rich brown head on a pitch black pour. Aroma is smoked malts, chocolate, and spicyness. Taste is medium sweet and lightly bitter with interesting character due to the smokyness.
Ernesto987 (4549) - Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Roasty Malty flavors, some bourbon flavors. Takes a bit to open up, thanks to glouglouburp. 2009 vintage.
bunget (670) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
341ml bottle. An incredible black oily body, machine oil like, big chocolate head with an incredible retention. Aroma is smoked molasses, coffee, dark vanilla chocolate, caramel, whiskey, hops and some woodiness. Wow quite a bouquet. Taste is astringent, molasses, strong woodiness, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, bourbon, topped with a very nice hop bitterness, oily mouth-feel. Not even a hint of alcohol at 9.2% ABV. WOW...all I can say, WOW
tomthompson89 (1931) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark almost black pour, head is beige/brown. nose is sweet dark malts, alcohol, licorice .some booze flavor is great sweet malts, some coffee, the bourbon comes through slightly but is not overpowering. really nicely done beer!!
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick dark black pour with a nice day brown head. On the nose its wood, vanilla bourbon, molasses. Taste I same wood hint of bourbon. Nic laceingon the glass. At 9.1% abv not much alcohol. Overall great beer. 355ml bottle $5.49
alexsdad06 (6881) - Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Dany. Pours black with a large tan head. The aroma has dark roasted malts, molasses, dark fruits, wood and light bourbon. The flavor had dark roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate, light bourbon, vanilla, wood and a hint of smoke. There was some bitterness to the back which switched things up a bit. Pretty smooth, this was enjoyable.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle, 2011 edition. Aroma is roasted malts and caramel? Bourbon? Kind of an odd sweetness in there. Pour is black with a finger of milk chocolate head. Oil slick and lots of lacing left on the glass. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, bourbon and some earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick and velvety. Overall, not a beer for everyday, but nice as a yearly treat.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single bottle purchased from a Co-op Liqour Store in Calgary, AB on 03/14/2012. Colour: Black, low dark head. Nose: Caramel, black liquorice, dark cocoa, flavoured coffee, burnt BBQ sauce. Taste: Medium sweet, medium bitter, light sour. The high abv % is apparent but is accompanied by mendoza wine, cherry, touch of perfume, stale coffee. Interesting.
tom10101 (3799) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 341 ml . Appearance: Pours pitch black with a medium dark brown head. Aroma: Wood, roasted malt, vanilla and alcohol. Wood aroma is strong but doesn’t hire the overall complexity. Taste: Wood, roasted malt, vanilla, dark fruits, hops, espresso, bourbon, caramel.... wow! Palate is thick. Full-bodied. Overall: Very complex beer. Well balanced for a such complex beer. Strong taste, so it’s difficult to drink it alone even if it’s only a 341 ml bottle. In my opinion, it’s the best Imperial Stout in Quebec.