fombe89 (3532) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2017 dmschefke (575) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Matt7215. Pours an expected dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, spices, smoke, and coffee. Flavor matches well, but has a certain taste that I have been getting from all of these Grand Rivers. Pretty decent brew and very drinktable, especially as it warms up from fridge temp.
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2017 Lata @Mas ibus Despacho de cervezas, Torrelavega. 17/06/17. Color negro opaco espuma beige, aromas tostados ligeros sabor dulce tostados cuerpo sedoso. Agradable bien Raistlin (412) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2017
Pours black with beige head that sticks around and leaves lots of lacing. Perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness. Medium almost oily texture gives it a great feel on a tongue. Bit of a coffee and smoky notes, but toned down. Aroma of roast malts. Tranquillity (2413) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2017
Caned. Thick opaque black body, thick and even brown head. The aroma is chocolate, cherry, roasted malt. The taste is cherry and coffee with a long lingering red-wine finish. papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2017
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, borderline black body with a decent if not conservative tan head. Looks good.
Smell: Cocoa, coffee without the bitterness and a little sweet but everything is on the down-low though, even at a warmer temp.
Taste: Some bitter coffee, burnt a little with a small sour twinge. Tastes a little like watery coffee with. Not very imperial.
Mouthfeel: A bit thin & watery in the palate with low carbonation. It is smooth in a way but the beer feels unbalanced somehow.
Reviewed on: 08-04-2009 googleimage83 (167) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2017
Straight black pour, lightly tan head. Aroma is sweet, chocolatey, fruity - lots of cherry scent, light orange liqueur. Taste is nice but not really "imperial" in intensity - chocolate, cherry, lactose, earthy notes. A bit dry in the finish. Satisfying, but don’t expect anything earth-shattering.
mikkopen (1172) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2017
473 ml can. Black, with a thin beige head. Roasted malty aroma with coffee and chocolate, notes of fruits. The flavour is sweetish roasted malty, with licorice, coffee and smoky notes. A little alcohol warmth in the finish. Tasty. ChadPoole (478) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2017
Pours black with a beige head that laces the glass. Aroma and flavour are chocolate, coffee, with carmel malts. Good balance of bitter and sweet with a full body. Well done. worldbeertaste (1804) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2016
It’s an awesome stout. Full chocolate bar. Jan 2013 bottle drank in December 2016. Soapy. Full bodied. zvikar (6198) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 26, 2016
At the Dancing Camel, Pours black with a beige head, chocolate, toffee, malt, medium bodied DSG (14921) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks troubles. Black with a small tan head. Nice aroma of roast, coffee, caramel, dark chocolate. Sweet flavor with caramel, roast, chocolate. Medium-bodied.