Tranquillity (1496) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark body. like an imperial stout. Big bubbles in the head, which is brown. The aroma is malty, smoked, thick with chocolate and whisky. The taste is full, palate oily and foamy while the finish has some flowery tones to it. Great beer!
Tessic (967) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This stout poured a deep black colour with a nice brown, creamy head. Scents include smoke, roasty malts and caramel. First swig was nice and smooth with flavours of roasted malts, smoke and cream. Finish is nice and burnt with roasted flavours lingering.
KoNrRiI (820) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5 bottle. Clear, dark brown color and a small, brown head. Aroma of dark malts, roast, dark fruits, chocolate, hints of coffee, and caramel. Taste is obviously malty but the part that stands out is its pleasant roast. Medium body, creamy texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is long, malty, chocolaty, ever so slightly dry. Overall not a bad beer but nothing unprecedented either.
probstblueribbon (3350) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep brown-black with a nice mocha head.
Aroma: Lots of roasted malt with some chocolate and coffee notes, quite sweet and milky, a little molasses, buttery (could be diacetyl), nice enough except for the strong dairy notes.
Palate: Medium++ body, silky carbonation, a bit slick.
Flav.: Quite roasty with more coffee than chocolate, definitely a strong buttery note, cream really, a bit of molasses; sweet with pretty good bitterness and a long roasted malt finish with a little diacetyl.
Has a lot going for it, minus the buttery/dairy character. It sort of works, but I don’t like it.
codfishh (145) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2015 Aromas pretty subdued, pitch black thin creamy tan head. Flavor a little ashy with some toffee sweetness on the finish. The roastiness gives this beer a metallic undertone.
sudomorph (944) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours nearly black with a half finger khaki head that thins to a ring and film. Aroma has notes of caramel, roasted malts, slight fruitiness, and slight dark fruits. Taste is balanced. Dark caramel, mild roast, a hint of coffee with cream, and a touch of dark fruits. Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a medium dry finish. Overall a nice, easy drinking stout with lots of dark caramel, roast, slight dark fruits, and a touch of creamy coffee.
Freaky_tiki (812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from LCBO by St Lawrence Market. Pours darker the Empire’s colonial history with a thick brown sugar cap that disappears quicker than it should. First impressions is that this is a decent stout, with rich malting & slightly bitter espresso backbone. Theres a slight sweetness in the high notes, giving it an almost warm coca-cola essence. A distracting metallic off-note bumbles underneath, almost like some pocket change was steeped in the beer prior to bottling. The mouthfeel is slightly more prickly than would be expected. Improves as it breathes & warms.
Oldschool_Mike (195) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a jet black colour with tan head. Aroma is a bit of roasted grains. Taste is sweet roasted grains with a little bitterness. Nice stout.
zimbo (771) - SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from some specialist shop.
Robust and dark like a cold evening rain, this has some medium complex roasty flavours. Could do with more development of those quality over the length of the drink but still interesting and unique.
nihtila (1927) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Great Grog’s bottled beer festival. Nose is roasted malts, sweet chocolate. Taste is sweet dark malts, chocolate.