jksipa (516) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from the LCBO. Deep black pour with a small tight tan head that fades quickly to a sheet. Nose is roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits and faint vanilla and chocolate. Lightly sweet toffee start followed by bitter coffee and roasted nuts with a little smokiness and a warming bitter finish. Medium slick palate with soft carbonation.
northropfrye (2613) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little disappointed with this one. Dark with little head. Aroma of roasted malts. Semisweet but a touch watery. Perhaps the airport place I got it doesn’t know how to keep the beers properly. I’d like to try it again.
RxForHealth (154) - - SEP 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
473 mL can from the LCBO. Pours a dark black with no head. Roasted coffee and chocolate aromas. Heavily carbonated. Bitter roast on the tongue, like espresso. Long finish. An interesting stout but not one I'd order again.
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ChrisSc (412) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
473ml can Into pint glass. Toronto airport.
Pours dark dark. Tan head, which is fairly bubbly.
Aroma is chocolate, dark malts, alcohol, coffee.
Taste is subtly bitter and sweet.
Medium body, rich frothy texture, medium finish.
Decent enough beer. Fairly good flavor and texture.
Yamato (32) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Complete black. Brown head, quickly disappears. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Chocolate is stronger. Roasted. Sweet malt. Mollasses. chocolate. Full body and complex. Low carbonation. Pretty good overall. It’s not overwhelming, but 8%! Careful. Head is completely gone now.
HopsandBolts (182) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
473 ml can for the LCBO.
Appearance: Pours an imperial jet black with two fingers of dense tan head with great retention. Leaves tons of thick lacing.
Alcohol, roasted malts, hint of licorice.
Chocolate, coffee, burnt malts, toasted nuts, molasses, dates.
Thick and creamy.
Overall: Wonderful stuff! Thick and creamy and it kind of feels like chocolate milk at 8.0% abv. The chocolate and coffee flavours are great and I think this one is a real bargin for the price.
gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 473 can from the LCBO. Black/brown body that pours in an oily fashion with a deep tan head that’s thin and dissipates quickly. Alcohol choclate and vanilla notes are present. Espresso as well. Oily texture, roasty overall.
bjakk (482) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From my friend Melissa. Black with brown foam. sweet mildly burned malt in the aroma with a hint of alcohol. Sweet, candy, with sweet burned aftertaste. Highly drinkable
HKdIPA (433) - HONG KONG - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from LCBO in Ottawa. Dark brown-black pour with minimal head. Aroma is toasty, mildly raisiny, chocolate and coffee. Taste isn't as big as I thought - quite drinkable though. Chocolate, some coffee, roasted malt. Bitterness is more burnt than hop, but both present. Not a bad imperial stout at all - more drinkable than most
b3shine (6520) - Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
473 mL can to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a mostly opaque dull black with foamy beige head. Smells solid; dark malt, chocolate, roast, and toast. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Enjoyable.