Brettsky06 (446) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 25, 2017 CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, - JAN 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(650ml bottle) Purchased at Liquor Plus Douglas. Pours a medium, rich brown head atop a black head. Toasted notes, cocoa bits and black licorice. The flavour is smooth - some soy and deep roasted and toffee malts and waffer bars. Bang on in presentation and execution. Very nice.
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Black pour with some dark brown head. Bourbon and dark chocolate make up the aroma and most of the taste. Touch of vanilla as well. Very nice cards04 (2813) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 18, 2017
A nice stout. Pours a thick black with mocha head. Aromas are mostly bourbon. Vanilla, some chocolate. Very easy to drink. Bourbon notes, oak, roast, dark chocolate. Kind of one note but a really good note. northropfrye (3628) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 17, 2017
Dark black body, brown bubbly head, some nice lacing. Aroma of banana, yeast, dried fruit, bourbon?. Taste is rich sweet, again quite a lot of banana notes in this, booze. The palate is not as full as I would have expected. Over all quite a nice IRS. pushkinwow (2793) - Ottawa, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
Bottle. Black with a creamy light mocha head. Chocolate, vanilla, light booze, drip coffee, coconut husk, moderate carbonation and although full body seems thin on the palate, or at least not very viscous, sweet on finish with some rye, whiskey, chocolate and vanilla. Kobold (41) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2016
A Russian imperial stout demon converted to angelicness. The Paradisio to the usual Inferno of the genre......
Where there had been burn there is salve; where there had been ash there is smiling vanilla; where there had been unforgiving leather lashings there are calming strokes of summer cherry. Milkiness without conditions. Sweet tarred raisins. And yet a burning gnaws underneath, a restricted destruction corralled by the consequences of changing allegiances back to the infernal. Emptied, the glass smells of soy sauce.....
All things good of infancy and childhood: your first suckling; your first piece of birthday cake; your first Hallowe’en treat; your first awareness of being loved. The barrel’s alcohol is the constant sequencing these primary memories of oily, toasty, sugary goodness......
And still, the barrel juices make me melancholic while my mouth burns succulent....
luttonm (6308) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2016
Bottle via the Vancouver crew. Clear-edged brown. Brown head. Molasses sweet, vanilla-tweaked. Could use age, mild chocolate and mocha. Better body than I first thought. Touch of soy. Alright. beerplace (1702) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2017 2016-03-05. On tap at Alibi Room. Aroma is dark fruits, alcohol, some notes of coffee and chocolate. Taste is sweet, dark fruits, alcohol, some chocolate. Roasted malt aftertaste. Just not bad as for RIS.
andrewje41 (3894) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2016
2016-12-26. On tap at St. Augustine’s with CPA mates. Pours a dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma is very weak, some roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, dark fruits, roasted seeds. Quite good.
2017-03-20. On tap at St. Augustines. Vintage 2017. Pours an almost black with a beige head. Aroma is smoky, roasted malt, some coffee notes. Taste is sweet, very fruity, roasted malt. Good stuff.
650 ml bottle poured. Waxed. Pour a dark reddish black with a small bubble head. Rough aroma of overly sweet malt. Flavor is much smoother with chocolate, dark fruit. And a big sweet finish. Interesting beer. yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
Thanks to Matt for this brew! La bière est noire et une belle mousse claire couronne ce liquide aux allures visqueuses. Arômes typiques de RIS où l’on retrouve une quantité importante de malts ici brûlés libérant non seulement des parfums des fumée mais aussi de café et de vanille. Un alcool chaud se manifeste également et est accompagné de fruits confits et d’autres séchés. En bouche le liquide est bien dense et assez effervescent. De la réglisse noire en quantité importante et une torréfaction laissant la bouche pâteuse. daniele (9066) - ITALY - NOV 6, 2015
thanks alex Bottle scura non molta schiuma fine media persistenza vaniglia filo legno abbastanza morbida melassa