GRM (3807) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 1 l, via Erik-P - CANBIF October 2016 (thank you!), savoured on November 20 2016; eye: liquorice, opaque, ring of mocha head, light lacing; nose: roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, soy sauce, chocolate; mouth: roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, acridness from roasting, bittering hops, surprisingly bitter finale with good presence of coffee, full body, average carbonation, rather bitter, slightly sweet, lightly oily and lightly harsh texture; overall: quite likable
Bouteille brune, 1 l, via Erik-P - CANBIF octobre 2016 (thank you!), savourée le 20 novembre 2016; œil : réglisse, opaque, anneau de mousse moka, légère dentelle; nez : malt torréfié, café, vanille, sauce soya, chocolat; bouche : malt torréfié, café, vanille, chocolat, âcreté de torréfaction, houblon amérisant, finale curieusement amère avec bonne présence de café, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, plutôt amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement huileuse et légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien aimé
Pumpkin87 (238) - - NOV 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with foamy espresso head that reduces slowly and leaves nice lacing and skim.
Aroma is dark: roast barley, blackberries, molasses, pumpernickel, coffee, leather. Palate keeps all those, especially the coffee, and adds dark chocolate, anise, burnt toast. A bit of cola fizz and vanilla come through as it warms.
There’s more than enough hop bitterness, but it blends into the coffee undertone. Medium body is less viscous than the name suggests, but it goes down easy with manageable 9 percent ABV. Dry, slightly acidic finish.
Dorwart (2549) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent sized medium brown head of dense and creamy bubbles. Leaves a nice thick sheet of lacing as it reduces. Rich and malty aroma with some sweet malts, lactose, dark roasted grains and molasses. Color is a very dark brown boardering on black. Relatively thick and chewey mouthfeel. Lots of sweet malts, roasted grains, burnt toast, molasses, a hunt of anise and some mild coffee late swallow. Mild alcohol presence for a 9% brew. Soft mouthfeel and a pretty clean finish with a hint of oaky tartness and sweet lactose. Nit a bad imperial stout. And comes is a very cool swing top 1 liter bottle. Good times!!
beerplace (985) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2016 On tap at Devil’s Elbow with Mark. Nitro. Pours almost black, beige head. Aroma is dark fruits, leather, saddle, roasted malt. Same taste with oily notes. Very roasted and oily. Amazing!
slowrunner77 (10419) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like the name, the beer is good - just ok for the style (my favorite). Doesn’t live up to the name as it drinks like a small impy by today’s standards. Nice notes of coffee and chocolate and roasted barley with moderate bittering hops. I’d get again maybe in a smaller format, but no need for another big’n.
jjgmd (2039) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
With Z, pours a thick dark black pour with a nice mocha Java head. Nose is heavy sweet malt with deep mocha and chocolate . Taste is also sweet malt with a nice blend of chocolate and vanilla and some mocha. Finish is sweet malt and moderately long. Descent stout ! Quaff Score 7 /10
zgaier (1917) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours black with a brown head and aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits, and liquorice. Taste is of roasted malt with coffee, liquorice, wood, dark fruits, and some chocolate into the roasty finish.
ljthiessen (1166) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate and a touch of coffee, pretty simple but nice. Taste is roasty chocolate and coffee as well, some nice bitterness, a hint of vanilla as it warms. Tastes a little light for an imperial stout, but great flavour.
Headbanger (3923) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample 1/16/16 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-Pours black with a small head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and malt. Taste of the same. This full bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smooth.
bulldogops (2320) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #1478 03.03.2015 - On tap @underground_edm. Jet black with a creamy beige head. Bitter dark roast, molasses, coffee, earth with a creamy sweetness and a smooth silky mouthfeel. Some chocolate and cocoa notes as well. Supah sludgy. Nice.