sudomorph (804) - Barrie, Ontario, - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle. Pours black with a 1/4 finger mocha head that thins out to a film quickly.
Aroma has large notes of coffee, bitter chocolate, and hints of molasses, vanilla, bread, and caramel.
Taste is bitter with a much the same notes as the aroma. Coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malts.
Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. A bit of a thin texture in the mouth but with a slight creamyness. Easily drinkable.
Overall pretty good. It is just what you would expect from an espresso stout but I wouldn’t call it a Sweet Stout. Big coffee flavours that is very drinkable, Mind you this bottle was a touch past its date it was still very good. I would buy again.
cmacklin (339) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 ml bottle. Pours an opaque, dark brown, almost black with a small, short lived, brown head. Heavy coffee aroma with roasted malt. Heavy coffee flavour with sweet notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, liquorice and a dry, bitter finish. Medium body with a creamy, smooth texture and soft carbonation.
RhetoricalAns (481) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. opaque, dark black, thin tan head. Strong roast aroma, almost burnt, coffee. Tate is a bit thin, spicy, and still lots of roast.
dfinney23 (2078) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Midnight pour with a barely there head. Aroma and taste of espresso, dark chocolate and a bit of peppery spice.
AgentAle (939) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is roasty malts, caramel, vanilla and some espresso. Taste is similar to aroma but it finishes somewhat flat and very light on mouthfeel . Appearance is black with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.
Hammy78 (825) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with my brother in-law. Pours an opaque colour, light tan head that dies to a ring, some minor flecks of lace. Nose is strong coffee flavour, a little sweet malt, coffee is really dominant. Tastes sweet, coffee bitter, quite rich coffee flavour.
Beardbeerman (222) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black robe topped by a finger or so of moka head. The nose delivers tons of roasted coffee beans and burnt toasts paired with strong dark chocolate, challenging an imperial russian stout. The taste is bold and coarse with strong coffee, bitter dark chocolate and nutty features in the back. This is a hearty stout with the flavour profile of an imperial russian stout. The bitterness is not overwhelming, but be warned it is pretty powerful.
Keir (180) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from kbudd. Thanks Kevin. Black with no head. Heavy coffee nose. A bit of chocolate and roasted malt. Tastes of coffee, sweet chocolate, roasted malt, a hint of bitterness on the back end. Oily mouthfeel. This has been in the fridge since RBSG and has held up nicely.
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jmagnus87 (2823) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Coffee, chocolate and caramel dominates. Some odd green coffee thing in there too.
Gerbeer (2195) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with moderate tan head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of dark chocolate, coconut, and heavily roasted malts. Flavors of watery black coffee, bitter acidic nuts, and roasted barley. A little metallic.
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I would live in the Yukon just because of this beer. Pour black with a very small tan head. Aroma is of big coffee and roasted barley. Tastes of coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted barley. Has a medium body with low carbonation. I found it kind of dry, but smooth as well with a great espresso aftertaste. Perfect for dessert.