elihapa (1554) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 13, 2008
1/15/08 notes: kinna like a subdued version of Brooklyn’s chocolate stout, minus the grainyness. Some espresso, some chocolate, some nuts and caramel. All in all, flavor leans towards sweet, until the finish. Overall, pretty solid stuff, nothing too novel, but I would definitely drink it again. Pretty damn accessible for a Impy Stout. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
Draught at the brewpub. Deep almost-black with a tan head. Big, roasty aroma of sweet malt, chocolate, and charred grains. Smooth body. Flavour - wow! - sweet and roasty with notes of coffee, chocolate and burnt caramel. Hides that 7.5% so well, it’s frightening. I could drink a lot of this. And then I would fall down. But I would be happy! blankboy (7881) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2008
Draught at L’Amère à Boire. Pours black with an average size lasting creamy light-brown head -- looks wonderful. Mild aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, light green hops, molasses and some sweetness. Flavour, which is sooo easy to drink, of roasted malt, fruit, chocolate, coffee and and average bitter finish. Gets a little sweeter as it warms. Alcohol’s totally hidden. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Fantastic stuff, very well done! WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2007
On Tap @ the Brewpub shared with Glougoburp. Pours black with a 1 finger light brown head. Nice albeit light malty roasty nose. Taste is sweet, and light for an impy, very drinkable, not thin, sweet. mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2007
[507-20070811] Tap @ L’Amère à Boire (Montréal, QC). Nutty dark malt aroma with medium alcohol. Black brown body with a long-lasting creamy light tan head. Chocolate flavour is mostly bitter coffee malt. Full body. Very nice feel.
larsga (7676) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2007
Biggish grayish beige creamy head. Nearly opaque dark brown body. Sweetish perfumed licorice aroma with apple notes. Sweet stale licorice and apple taste, giving way to a gorgeously hopped dry, grassy, herbal licorice aftertaste. Burnt vanilla and coffee notes linger, as well as dry cocoa. Smooth mild and drinkable. Great! (0.321l draft.) BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2007
[draught] Hoppy, molasses and roasted malt aroma. Flavors are roasty, with subtle cocoa and coffee flavors blending well. Plum and fruit flavors blend with a slight anise character towards the finish. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. robinvboyer (4811) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2007
UPDATED: APR 14, 2008 On Tap at Brewpub.
Well........looks exactly like Guinness with the thick creamy head. aroma is kinda sour, and roasty. MOuthfeel is thin, and again that sourness lingers, and it’s quite dry. Not my cup of tea. puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Tap on location. Very dry, perfectly balanced stout. Roastiness present with good chocolate notes, plum. Slightly vegetal. Palate/thickness is as expected for 7.5%, which is not too thick, but it does a good job avoiding potential thinness and making a full, clean mouthfeel. Very good stuff. probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2006
5 oz. sampler at the brewpub. App.: very deep brown-black, reminants of a tight mocha head. Aroma: really nice dark chocolate with a bit of coffee behind it. Palate: med.-full body, creamy and almost no carbonation. Flav.: raisins and dried fruits, lots of chocolate (both dark and milk), somewhat woody. Pleasant dark-roast coffee bitterness to finish, a touch of sweetness and acidity, alcohol is well-hidden. This is a solid product, thankfully. I was starting to worry about this place...