Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2004
Black, not totally opaque with a cm perfectly laced and sticking to the glass coffee coloured head (nitrogen). A rather subtle nose for an imperial stout, chocolatey and cofeeish. Milky palate with a strong coffee aftertaste (cappucino, espresso, they're all there). Not as sweet as the nose lent me to believe, more coffeeish and and reminiscent of a coffee crisp. 8.5%, where? Hops presence appear restrained, but bitterness coats the tongue sides after a few sips. What I prefer about it has got the be the mouthfeel, very comfortable and pleasant medium-full with just the right carbonation. A big glass of flavourful cream with vanilla notes, velvety if not too complex. The comparison to Bièropholie's imperial stout is mandatory.. MartinT (9795) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2017 Scrumptious mouthfeel transporting sweet chocolate, heavily roasted malts and citrusy hops to the nostrils... Once imbibed, an ample milky crème brûlée is obviously reminiscent of a Péché Mortel without coffee... Roastiness persists, as grassy hop bitterness struggles to get through the huge body... Alcohol is expertly hidden and this can become a severely dangerous Imperial Stout... To the glory of malt!