driftwood44 (2) - Thunder Bay, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2018 does not count brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2012 Pours dark as night with a half finger dark mocha colored head. Can tell that it is very viscous and oily, as it is sticking to the glass when swishing the beer around. Leaves a thick lacing. Smells of dark, roasted chocolate and roasted coffee, so the roasted malt and barley are definitely there. Also get some peat, vanilla, some oak, little sweetness, grapes, booze. Taste starts with lots of smokey qualities, dark chocolate, coffee beans. Then in the middle, you start to get the hop bitterness, as well as some creamy coffee and chocolate. Then the finish is very intense because the 98 ibus really come through. Get lots of dark, smokey chocolate, some floral notes, more coffee, some vanilla, some oak qualities, some licorice, maybe some soy sauce. Alcohol is well hidden. As it warms, it becomes smoother and creamier. Mouthfeel is creamy and oily. Full body with a deep warming sensation. My first imperial stout out of a can. A big beer, but very smooth nonetheless. Really good.
A surprisingly good beer. I'm not usually a fan of Stouts, but this is amazing. strowlands8 (274) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2018
Black pour, tan head. Aroma is slightly ethanol(ic?) with roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is similar, despite the 65 IBU lacks bitterness. MaltOne (408) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2018
Massive, chewy, classic Russian Imperial. Dark, opaque brown, with a coffee colored, whipped cream consistency head. Aroma is deep roasted malt, hints of chocolate and molasses. Taste follows the aroma. Palate – thick, creamy, rich. Overall… great. (on tap @ 024 in the Arts Mill, Grafton). CacheManyHose (781) - HONG KONG - DEC 31, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2017 Drank on NYE 2017-18 after hiking to Mount High West (and failing to see the fireworks). Pours an opaque dark brown-black with a fluffy beige head. Smells of booze, medium cranberry and plum skin, moderate herbal menthol bitterness, spicy malt, Taste is chocolate, biscuity malt, menthol, light toffee and peanut and spice. Body is heavy, inky, bitter, boozy. Big and bitter. HKdIPA (863) - HONG KONG - DEC 31, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2017 Can from LCBO in Toronto at home in HK on NYE. Pitch black pour with thin, very light tan head. Aroma is sharp leather and wood earthiness with bitter coffee grounds. Taste is similarly sharp and bitter first, with deep roasted coffee and chocolate on a rich but not heavy palate. Straightforward and well-executed big bitter stout.
StoutBeerReviews (274) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2017
robust kicker, looks sexy in a glass and the alcohol is well hidden. lucky to find this in a pick 6. had this along with a bunch of other high abvs and had a wicked hangover the next morning BeerdedDave (2005) - Beckley, USA - DEC 18, 2017
black with a tan head; sweet, roasted malt aroma with alcohol notes; creamy, roasted malt flavor with alcohol and chocolate notes IBUAromas6 (2) - - DEC 17, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2017 The stout I have been searching for. A beer that keeps you satisfied after only one beer. Great to drink slow. androman (2936) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2017
UT161217. On tap at Kaapse Brouwers, Rotterdam. Nose is Coffee. Dark chocolate roasted malt tonka beans. Medium sweet heavy bitter. Long roasty medium to heavy bitter. Full body oily soft carb. 858517 Turboninja (932) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2017
Tap(nitro)@Konttori, Tampere, Finland. Strong, bold and malty taste with licorice, roasted soft malts, dark chocolate, a hint of butter cookies. Balanced with wide taste spectrum and long aftertaste like pancakes on a camp fire. Strong, soft body with medium/light carbonation. Overall, superb quality, especially malts are implemented in a perfect way. Not so distinctive though. 7 5 8 4 17