Boutip (6533) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
Bottle: Poured a jet black beer with a nice bubbly head with standard retention. Coffee smell is overpowering with some malts lingering in the background. Taste is a nice mix between coffee, chocolate and malts. A bit too much bitterness kicks in at the end. Medium full body with great carbonation for an Imperial Stout. Overall, a very decent drink but not the best Imperial I tasted. Sammy (12769) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2006 Slightly better than average mouthfeel and drinkability. Strong for a before dinner ale but you could do worse. Higher than average carbination than can tone down by a few hours in fridge. Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2004
650ml bottle. A black stout with a hint of mahogany that pours with a good-sized, brown head. Moderate aroma gives a toasted, nutty, chocolaty maltiness. Medium-full body with a soft, creamy texture. The flavours are about what you’d expect from an imperial stout: roasted malt (too restrained to be called burnt), dark chocolate, and coffee. Bittersweet, with an increasing dryness at the finish that leads into the roasty, bitter chocolate aftertaste. Not in the same league as the big boys, but a good, solid imperial in its own right. jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2004
Opaque black with a creamy tan head. Glass lacing is quite nice. A very muted aroma of roasted malt with some coffee. The flavor is mostly roasted malt with coffee being the predominate component. Bitteness is a tad low for the style but does not detract. Medium body and dry bitter finish. More of an amped up dry stout but still quite enjoyable. Thanks to radiomgb for this north-of-the-border beer! Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2006 Very macho indeed. Pours with a fairly thick cola coloured head that disappears fairly quickly. Gives off the aroma of bitter, burnt sugar. Lightly carbonated with a bitter/burnt taste. Nice flavour, with a lingering maltiness. A real hefty stout - strong and unsubtle. Could definitely pummel Guinness in a fist fight, but as for drinking more than one... not so sure.
Lubiere (14155) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2004
Dark black and opaque. Nice nose of bitter chocolate and roasted malts. In the nouth, roastiness comes out well, with cold coffee, and powdery bitter chocolate. Good body but slightly astringent in the end. Radek Kliber (7483) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 10, 2004
Creamy head, dark brown stout. Rich, chocolate malt nicely blended with rich java coffee. Nice roast, no to acidic, decent depth. Nicely done, not to sweet witch is good thing. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2004
Bottled - BeerBistro Toronto. Jet black colour with good head and retention. The aromas and flavour is stouty and roasty. I can't help feeling though that at this ABV it should have more character. Still a good beer though. MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2004
Pours a black body with a light brown head. Aromas are coffee and a sweet malt. Tastes like coffee and slightly like alcohol. Nothing offensive though. Sweet at first and finishes with a slightly bitter note in the throat. A tasty brew! Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2004
Substantial head from the beginning that lasts a while. Color is murky. Upon tasting it first hits like a regular stout but very quickly the alcohol kicks in--not badly, mind you. It's a sherry-like sweet kick. Strong nonetheless. Overall it is quite nice.