VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
600 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish black with a thick, creamy, resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla and coffee. Flavor is chocolate, very roasty, oldish, figs. Finish is strangely woody, vanilla, and coffeeish. Lingering chocolate and boozey notes. Medium to full body, oily and viscous mouthfeel, weak to medium carbonation. Solid! manuelMTL (252) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a thin brown head. Malty sweetness dominates the nose. Light chocolate aromas. Dark fruits are also perceptible. Mainly dried prunes. Taste is esthery with a warming alcohol. The chocolate and coffee notes are more present than in the nose. Still sweet with lots of dark fruits. Overall I expected more body for 8% ABV. Not really a stout but more towards a Doppelbock but good though. gregorymconway (232) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
600ml bottle from the LCBO. Deep brown body with thick brown head. Chocolate, rum, raisin, alcohol and fig aromas. Taste is creamy and overly filling. Alcohol warmth overpowers the finish. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Deepest brown pour, fading beige head. Roast and spice nose with soft rummy, heady undercurrents. Chocolate, carub, earthy, green leafiness and licorice feature in this smooth and polite strong beer, not exagerating the hops nor the roast, nor the sweetness. An all-rounder, drier than average, a sensation perhaps amplified by the assertive carbonation. Less creamy than other Beau’s offerings and even though it’s above average in the roast department, it’s not as up there as some of their other dark brews. In the end, a fairly balanced and predictable example that does not strike a sensible chord of mine and since it sits in a category I’m not particularly fond of, it’s not something I will seek out again. Randy4Beer (513) - - OCT 5, 2014
Pours jet black with a very thin mocha head. No lacing left behind on my clean glass.
Aromas are of chocolate, burnt malts, raisins, molasses and rum.
Tastes are identical. Nice alcohol burn in the back of the throat.
Some are observing that this is a misleading beer and not really representative of an Imperial Stout. I don’t judge by category. For me this is as much a Dubbel as a stout, with raisins, rum, chocolate nibs and malts all coalescing into a wonderfully unique beer. Hotly boozy, but I will live with that. Would buy this again without hesitation.
sudomorph (1181) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep brown/caramel with a thin, tan head. Aroma has nice notes of candy sugar, dark fruits, and hints of roast. Taste is balanced. Dark fruits, roast, and a slight tartneess. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a semi-dry finish. Overall a tasty, roasty, brew. a_sully (457) - - SEP 3, 2014
Thick tan head, with a dark brown body. Aroma of malted oats and chocolate. Taste matches aroma with hints of oak, and blacberry.
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Noir sombre avec très peu de mousse. L’arôme du chocolat et malt torréfié. Le goût est du chocolat et malt torréfié, avec une finition amer pour une bière belge, mais pas trop amer pour un stout impériale. Carbonization très haute. Ça détourne de le goût de la bière. C’est bizarrement carboné pour une tel bière. samzim (437) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Scent and flavour of chocolate and coffee. Heavy body with low carbonation, though slightly syrupy. Good flavours but not too special. bunget (1010) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
600ml bottle. Dark brown-reddish body, medium chocolate head with excellent retention, but no lacing. Oily. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla beans, blackberries, woodsy, basement. A little faint for an imperial stout. Taste of sweet licorice, chocolate, herbs, a bit of unpleasant burned toast, booze, yeast. Well chilled but that didn’t help.