pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JAN 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
341ml brown bottle from a tube. 2011 version which is 9.2% abv according to the label. . Black pour, opaque. Dense brown head with a creamy bead. Thick messy lacing clings to the glass. Nose has some warm bourbon alcohol notes, lots of dark chocolate malts, sweetish but not overpowering. Taste has deep roasty malts, dark coffee, cocoa/chocolate, brown sugar, vanilla, charred wood, sweet warming alcohol. Finish has bourbon and hops, long roasty and hoppy end, late wood barrel notes. Full body, mellow carbonation, very smooth feel in the mouth. Overall I found this came together super well as a fresh imperial stout and would have no problem drinking these fresh on the spot .I’m usually not one to lay down imperial stouts, but I would have no problem socking away a few of these to have 2 or 3 years down the line. A very well put together wood aged stout at a very nice price.
exeter (357) - 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 (2337) - 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 (1898) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - 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 (112) - 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 (995) - 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 (118) - 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 (16) - - 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.
Cantabrian (880) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a fabulous-looking stout, oily black with a brown, burnt diesel head. Nice aroma of chocolate and hazelnuts, with a touch of vanilla and red fruits. Great slick palate, full bodied, all fine, but it is on the flavour that it does not impress me. The hazelnut sweeteness is just too overwhelming in that liquorice character. Almost anise/fennel-like sweetness. Too nutty, in my opinion, even overwhelming the interesting bitterness that it carries. A bit of a disappointment.
remice2 (137) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Imperial Stout de St Ambroise.Nez intense de bourbon,expresso,café,cuire,noisette teintées de vanille.En Bouche c’est super onctueux,très riche,complexe,crémeuse même.Belle chaleur en fin de bouche,légère amertume envelopper de bourbon qui flirt avec une vanille boisé subtile et sucré.Final sèche agrémenter de bourbon qui dure longtemps. Débile...classique
77ships (4297) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
341 ml. bottle shared by Kraddel during the (Ice) Cider/Perry tasting @ Barely Legal Tasting Room. Thank you! 2011 Vintage. Black, tiny mocha head. Nose is chocolate chip cookies, mocha, light roast & faint soy sauce. Taste of chocolate chip cookies, roast, bitter coffee grounds, tad soy sauce, coffee, bitter finish. Lingering grainy. Lighter, tad grainy body. A different kind of RIS, very nice.