crazy_cat_lady (601) - - JUL 21, 2017
Bottle from brewery bottle shop. Very dark with big brown head. Strong aroma of bitter coffee and chocolate chips, some leather and cherry notes. Chocolate and cherries upfront with leather and roasty coffee middle, lingering bitterness as expected with an imperial stout. mediocredad (1) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017 does not count
Bottle from bottle shop. From the label and name was expecting a glowing green beverage but sadly it poured a dark chocolate brown colour. The bourbon barrel aged brew had the lovely aroma of bourbon and a lightly bitter taste. Added to an au jus also made a fabulous addition to a gravy. JunctionCat (90) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2016
Amazingly rich and smooth, perfect mouthfeel for a big rich stout that enhances the rich subtle sweetness, deep malt and roast and lingering bitterness. Might be a bit too strong to drink every day but I could try. TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2016
500 mL bottle. Dark, dark brown, with a medium head the colour of chocolate ice cream. Nice lookin’ beer. Roast in the nose a little booze, a tiny bit of coffee grounds. This is a very hoppy IS, with the hops taking on an earthy tone in conjunction with the malts. It’s interesting; it’s good. They are actually the dominant flavour. Which means that I’d like to see a little more from the malt profile. Tranquillity (2339) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
Draught at the brewery. Black body, quite light brown head. The aroma is different from many others. Instead of coffee and chocolate it has a distinct sense of sweetness to it, with bitterness of hops shining through. The palate is oily at first, but soon explodes into foam which covers all the flavor. The bubbles cover an flavor and the only thing left when swallowing is alcohol, which absolutely should not be in an imperial stout. quite disappointing.
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
13oz draught WheatKing (1338) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - DEC 31, 2014
Bar Hop (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
March 31, 2015
The beer poured a solid black with brown edges and a dark brown head. The aroma was coffee, chocolate, and plenty of roast. The mouthfeel was full-bodied with average carbonation. The flavour was a nice balance of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee.
In a flight. Black tan head. Nose is licorice robusta coffee. Flavour is QUITE bitter, smokey. Notable piney finish. Johnsense (1676) - - FEB 20, 2014
Dark pour, massive mocha head. Bakers chocolate, roasted nut, toast in aroma. Taste is pretty similar, bakers chocolate and milk chocolate, roasted malt, fairly sweet and bitter, with hops coming through in the end. Big body. Definitely worthwhile, though the alcohol will hit you if you polish off the bottle by yourself. jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and notes of coffee, some dough and light caramel, and hints of bitterness. Smooth to thicker texture. A solid imperial stout. mcberko (17854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
650mL bottle, sent from ratyger (thanks a lot, Sam), pours jet black with a medium brown head. Aroma brings out roasted malts, chalk, espresso, and charcoal. Flavour is robust, with loads of roasted malt, espresso, chalk, and some cocoa. Very robust and somewhat sludgy, with a roasty, espressoy finish. Great stuff.