Sammy (12996) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2009
Imperial stout or imperial porter? Not too thick as a stout, yet clearly roasty. Pours dark, a modest white head. Roasty stouty, very consistent roastiness,and you can smell it. Overall like a 1.5 not imperial, some chocolate. Decent drinkability, there is some sourness in the finish that is strongly malted away. Significant nuttiness. blankboy (7881) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2009
My bottle (500ml) shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o Viper666. Pours a dark, deep ruby-brown with a large fluffy beige head. Nice aroma, roasty along with coffee, sweet dark fruit, chocolate, light hops and alcohol. Dry flavour follows the aroma but with more alcohol then the aroma suggests. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good stuff. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2009
500ml. Thanks, BitBucket! Pours black with a nice creamy light tan mousse. Nice big toasty, smoky nose. Creamy medium body with nice propulsive carb that brings the smoke to life on the mid-palate. Rich, dark, smoky roasty flavors swirling through to a long, smoky, and slightly salty finish. garthicus (2962) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 21, 2009
Shared by Blankboy with HogTownHarry and I. Appearance: Ruby brown/red with a small off white head. Aroma: Chocolate, roasty, peat, yeast and spices - lovely. Flavour: Spicy and malty, alcohol, peat with quite a dry finish. Not bad at all. HogTownHarry (7086) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JUN 18, 2009
Bottle (500ml). Shared by blankboy with me and garthicus. Deep, deep ruby pour with a huge fluffy beige head (bit of a gusher). Roasty and fruity, moderate alcohol (9%? no!) - nutty and some coffee, cocoa and licorice. Taste follows - almost too mellow, not boozy at all, soft and fruity, almost like a candy bar. Creamy, lightly carbonated mouthfeel, mellow finish, a little over-roasty in the linger. Wonderful.
j12601 (13297) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Bottle from Bonisoire that I brought to a tasting at Andy’s. Pours a solid black with a medium beige head. Wood, hops, molasses, chocolate, plums on the nose. Thick, partially from the carbonation. Sweet, and touches of chocolate. Ends with a nice bitterness. PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Bottle: Deep brown, near opaque with a thick khaki head. Tarry black patent aroma with notes of licorice & dark chocolate. Slick body- light tartish notes in the fore flavor- elderberry notes and fudgey chocolate yet it remains fairly dry. Some black malt roast and more residual chocolate. Rich & tasty, yet gentle & rounded. puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle from j12601. Sweet, pruney, mineral and caramel aroma, Light bitter chimney notes. Sweetish, very malty flavor, with mild smoky ashy notes. Light prune flavors. Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2009
Bottle thanks to Daknole. Thick black totally opaque with tan-brown head. Aroma is carob with dusting of cocoa powder. Bright rich and fruity aroms are like a dense flourless chocolate cake with some natural vanilla. Mouthfeel is a tad chalky. Finish is correspondingly tannic. Has excellent dark, as in 99% cocoa dark, chocolate mouthfeel and flavors. Oakes (19384) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2009
Dark brown. Slight head. The aroma is minerally earthiness with some fun dark fruitiness. Somewhat chocolatey character, especially in the finish. A bit of raisin in there, with without the richness. Good brew.