ILduce (236) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle (2103 vintage). A velvety black pour under a firm mocha head. Intense espresso, chocolate, and black licorice aromas. The taste is similar, but backed up by a bold malt backbone with bourbon and some decent hop content. Smooth, robust, and complex, the beer stays true to the greatness of the imperial style. Remarkable.
Beardbeerman (284) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
341ml bottle (2012 vintage) poured into its snifter around 12 degrees. Pours a deep black robe with no highlights topped by a finger of moderatly retaining hazel head. The nose is insane with roasted coffee beans, cask wood, leather, vanilla and nuts. The taste is complex and robust with all preceeding elements blending into an harmonic bittersweet charred mouthful. Lots of corpus and a good lingering liquorish finish puts this beer in my top 5. Excellent aging potential if you can resist drinking it. Cheers!
Lagerboy (1734) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
341 ml bottle, 2013 vintage. Deepest darkest hueless brown, fading dark mocha head. Pungent dark roast, charred barrel aged aroma. Taste is bitter dark roast, bitter bakers chocolate, coffee bean, burnt bourbon barrel vanilla yet hardly any sweetness. Softer carbonation, full bodied, lightly hopped. Dry roasty end. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)
exeter (488) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour’s black with brown microhead, low carbonation. Taste of molasses, dark coffee, oak, and brown sugar. Overall a great beer.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3791) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Saint-Ambroise Russian Imperial Stout 2013 An inky black pour with a rusty head that has lots of staying power. The nose is licorice, sweet bourbon & dark chocolate. Surprisingly thin bodied with a slick mouthfeel. Very bitter dark chocolate, roasty, some maple & bourbon. Not as nice as expected but still solid.
markas101 (2166) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Coop. Jet black, thick intense head. Inky molasses and pine aroma. Sweet, smooth, prune and raisin flavour. Mellow, with a long subdued finish. Great beer.
codfishh (180) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from 2010 pours jet black thin tan head. Ashy roast with some vanilla and light caramel. Taste is super smooth vanilla, licorice, some caramel roast has really mellowed. Booze is well hidden. Beautiful beer!
Steasy66 (1102) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle for some douchebag in canada. Black, small tan head. A bit oily, roasty, bit of bourbon.
Stoned99 (841) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Tristan. Aged from 2011. Aroma: chocolate, toffee. App: dark brown, brown head, some lacing,. Taste and palate: full body, light to medium sweetness. Overall: really great beer. Well aged.
twistedtxb (83) - - NOV 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 341ml. Arôme d’alcool perceptible. Alcool également très perceptible au goût. Encore trop jeune. A faire vieillir un an.