Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2007AleRider78 (1046) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2016
12oz bottle NIG thanx to OKBEER. The pour was thick and oily, with out much head. The small brown head sat on a very deep black body. Nose was caramel and roasted malts and coffee and dark fruits, ahhh nice! There is an immense dryness to this, nice amount of carbonation to help carry the flavors around the mouth, and the mouth feel was heavy and full. I have no trace of the 8%, very nice brew, loved it.
Pours a thick looking creamy brown head and has a black tar appearance. Very dark brew. Good lacing. Lightly smoked aromas, with a nutty, coffee avertone, even a bit of raisin. Average intensity. Very faint aroma of corn. Dark roasted malts, mostly coffee, dark chocolate, nuts and notes of caramel, and some spices. Also faint raisin flavour and some earthy type hops. Good balance of sweetness and bitterness. Actually pretty smooth and easy to drink but with a mild bitter aftertaste that lingers, but that’s not a bad thing. Slick and somewhat drying sensation for motuhfeel. Really good. Not too bitter and goes down easy. Luvystypotables (1921) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Aroma smoked malt, coffee and a hint of chocolate. Pours an opaque dark black color with a well laced tan head. A taste of smoked malt, espresso and a hint of bitter chocolate with a full bodied slightly oily feel and a smoked malt finish. AlainG (2220) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2016
Celle-ci n’est pas paresseuse. La dentelle tracée est faite dans les règles de l’art dès le départ. Le noir du liquide est propre au style. Le nez détecte du grain presque brûlé qui virevolte avec de la mélasse et du caramel écossais. En bouche c’est désordonné. C’est acidulé, amer, chocolaté et maltée, dans une texture soyeuse qui repasse l’éventail des saveurs en mélangeant le tout à chaque fois. C’est quand même bien corpulent. Les saveurs sont de courte durée, comme si ça manquait de souffle. Mais elle est plus qu’appréciable à déguster. (Emb.12/16) (1939-300816) CurbDog (119) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2015
One finger of persistent tan head, fluffy. Nice lacing. Very dark brown / black colour. Cocoa, toffee, prune, light roast aromas. Matching flavours. Strong chocolate and molasses, dark crystal/caramel sweetness. Roastiness comes through more in the aftertaste. Creamy medium-full mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. MartinT (9795) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2015
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guil0000 (433) - New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
This luscious Imperial Stout relies on roasted raisins, diversified by a few green hop moments, peppery bitterness and mild alcohol warmth.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A persistent head of foam thrones atop the darkness.
-The mouthfeel is appropriately rich yet the carbonation manages to make everything feel smooth and easy.
-Alcohol is not a bother at all.
-The finish is not as intense as the flavor profile.
Pours a pitch black color with a beige medium head. Mocha coffee, roasted malts and some dark chocolate. Medium sweet flavour but it quickly switches to some hoppy bitterness. Moufhfeel is creamy. Really like it DomD (301) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
Poured from bottle. Strong aroma of coffee and chocolate. Pours black with some tan head. Medium to strong bitter taste. Medium to full bodied, thick texture, with a bitter finish. Strong and bitter, a very nice Imperial Stout. jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. From notes. Coffee, dark chocolate and other Roasty notes. Decent amount of fermented dark fruits. Good. rederic (3335) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
500ml bottle, deep dark black color, with a thick bubbly tan-colored head, with a mild mocha, dark bitter chocolate, coffee, mint leaf nose, with a chocolate cake, chocolate milk, molasses, brownie note, with a mild sweet roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malty, chocolate praline, vanilla, ice coffee, tootsie roll candyish, toffee accent in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a warmth smooth mocha, dark bitter chocolate, burnt dark dried fruit, molasses, sweet roasted, chocolate, black, toasted, wheat malty character, with some mint leaf, brownie, burnt toast, chocolate fudge, coffee, burnt fruitcake, chocolate pie flavours, within a brown sugar undertone, leading towards a warming, chocolate cake dough, mint chocolate, coffeeish, burnt dark dried fruitiness, molasses, sweet barley sugar, caramel, chocolate, black, wheat, toasted maltiness, lingering roasty bitterness finish. AgentAle (1726) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2014 Aroma is caramel, chocolate, mocha and espresso. Taste is roasty malts, chocolate and mocha. Finishes with rich malt flavors and slight hop bitterness. Appearance is black with a medium beige head that retains fairly well.