GRM (4073) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2017
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, from and with Philippe Boutin (merci!), savoured on November 18 2016; eye: dark brown, opaque, ring of brown head, light lacing; nose: roasted malt, ink, soy sauce, light dark fruits; mouth: roasted malt, ink, soy sauce, light dark berries, finale in roasted barley with presence of malt, medium-full body, good carbonation, lightly bitter, mildly sweet, slick texture; overall: fine
lello4ever (1062) - ITALY - JUN 16, 2017
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, de et avec Philippe Boutin (merci!), savour?e le 18 novembre 2016; ?il : brun fonc?, opaque, anneau de mousse brune, l?g?re dentelle; nez : malt torr?fi?, encre, sauce soya, l?ger fruits noirs; bouche : malt torr?fi?, encre, sauce soya, l?ger fruits noirs, finale en orge torr?fi?e avec pr?sence de malt, corps moyen-cors?, bonne carbonatation, l?g?rement am?re, moyennement sucr?e, texture coulante; en r?sum? : bien
Buonissima Imperial, nera con sottilissima schiuma. Aroma complesso di dark fruits e liquirizia, caramelle, tostatura. Al palato molto piacevole per la netta nota maltata e caramello, leggera tostatura, corpo molto pieno con alcol netto. Nota vinosa quasi con cioccolato. Carbonazione bassa. Stoned99 (1575) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2017
22 ounces bottle from Canada Craft club no date but probably at least 1 year old, maybe more. Aroma: nice complex and rich coffee, some fruits, probably blackberries, light tobacco. App: dark brown, medium frothy moka head leaving great lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, creamy, medium sweetness, moderate carbonation, light ashes and roasty bitter finish. Overall: I didn’t have much great beer from this club membership but I’m glad I got this one. This is pretty easy to drink. Never feels to sweet or too strong. A well made RIS. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2017
Merci à Tony pour cette bouteille! Robe qui fait le style avec cette mousse brune qui n’est pas très tenace. Un nez de cacao et de raisins bleus avec de la vanille et un jeu malté qui peut ratisser large. Des saveurs riches de caramel, de chocolat et de mélasse fruitée. C’est davantage sucré ici. Une petite touche rôtie aurait été bienvenue. Mais bon. C’est un dessert qui se boit relativement bien. J’ai aussi cette impression de vieillissement en fût de cognac: c’est ce que je ressens. Un corps assez corpulent avec une texture soyeuse et légèrement collante. Une finale chocolatée orientée vers la douceur. scottfrie (2) - East Bay, California, USA - APR 25, 2017 does not count
22oz bottle into tulip. Thanks Kevin!
Pours a thick inky black with a billowing and very dense dark brown coffee head that slowly collapsed into a thick film that held great retention. Sheets of complex lace were left down the glass.
The nose is full of rich and deep notes of black coffee, roast, peat, slight smoke/char, and bitter dark chocolate/fudge. Bitter pine/evergreen hop is noticeable along with a touch of wood and cedar.
Coffee hits first on my palate followed by rich chocolate fudge. I get hints of roast, peat, vanilla, cedar, and anise. Finish has a kiss of sweetness that is quickly overpowered by bitter dark chocolate and pine hops.
Full body, creamy and fluffy carbonation, thick, smooth, and bitter mouthfeel. Booze is hidden well for being so strong.
Rich and creamy, potent yet smooth. Drinks well, with layers of flavor. Glad I got to try this before it’s gone.
Spab (3897) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2017
650 ml bottle from Canada Craft Club. Pours a very dark brown with modest-sized mocha-coloured head. Aroma is milky chocolate, roasty coffee, molasses and dark fruit. Flavour is modestly roasty and has big milk and semisweet chocolate, coffee, treacle, as well as a little dark fruit. Plus sized body. Fine, gentle carbonation. Slick mouthfeel. Good one. Ferris (15890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle - Vintage 2014 - Dark fudgy chocolate. Jet black with a decent light brown head. Big dark chocolate, cocoa and light dark raisin. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Thanks Steve. Yes, this is an aged review for obvious reasons.
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a total jet black color with a thin finger’s worth of white to off white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace.
The aroma pops the roasty coffee beans to lay upon a ruggedly sweet milk chocolate. Sly dark chocolate, some vanilla bean. Sweet dark fruits. Subtle caramel.
The flavor yields to the sweet side with that rounded rugged roastiness making a good play against that sweet malty chocolatey/caramel taste. Semi-sticky sweet to rugged/roasty aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation seems to have dissipated quite a bit with a rugged roasty grip on my tongue, somewhat dry.
Overall, very nice Russian Imperial Stout that I could have again, but sadly enough, well, most people know. I can only imagine what this was like when it was fresh. nuplastikk (6311) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2016
22oz bottle shared by Kraig. A really nice, classic, huge Imperial Stout. Pleasantly not barrel aged. A big hop balance, but kind of covered up by the huge chocolate malts. A touch syrupy in the finish, maybe boosted with some sugar. Pretty good. Beardbeerman (341) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2016
Pours a deep black topped by a thin brown head showing moderate retention. No lacing is left has the head recedes. The nose is sweat and fruity milk chocolate. Like a fancy chocolate bar with fruit pieces. Molasses, dark cherries and plums. On the tongue, you get some vanilla as well. Complex, heavy, sweet and warm. Perfect winter warmer after a stroll. The textture is very oily, which I like a lot. Awesome product, please brew it again! Cheers!