yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
47.3 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Arma is roasted malty and light chocolate. Roasted malty, chocolate and medium sweet. Breadish and roasted. Lingering dark chocolate finish. Ungstrup (37586) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
A pitch black beer with a fast disappearing head. The aroma is sweet alcoholic combined with notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with quite strong caramel notes, as well as light alcohol notes, leading to a dry slightly woody end. The mouthfeel is very rounded and delicious. anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2012
Can @ Chriso. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish. omhper (25119) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2002
Bottled. Very black with brown head. Hoppy licorice aroma. Very dry and nicely malty and a little chocolatey. I really appreciate the fact that they’ve made a stout this big so dry. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2006
(Bottle 34,1 cl) Comes as "Wellington Imperial Russian Stout". Pours a clear, reddish mahogany with a creamy, beige head. Alcoholic nose with notes of raisins. Rather full body with lots of hard roasted malts, some accents of dried fruit and then a wee, burned edge. Some alcohol in the finish and a bitter, dry note from the malt. 290806
Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Can at Chriso Tasting, London. Thanks, Chris! Pours oily black with a brown foam cap. Dark malt nose with notes of tar and rich bread. Burnt toast and dark sugars in the flavor, with some baking cocoa as well. Medium to full in body, lightly chewy. Sweet finish, lightly sticky with licorice, chocolate and modest roast. Good balance, nice nuance. fiulijn (20497) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
Draught at C’est What, Torontoharrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2015
Black color, no head. Aroma of roasted malt and some chocolate. Roasted malt and chocolate flavor, but tired, a bit rancid; medium body strength (weaker than expected); light coffee in the end; ordinary bitterness; the final seems short.
Not the most complex of Imperial Stouts.
Thanks to HogTownHarry. What can I say? Thanks Harry, it was great to meet up and share some beers this summer. Particularly liked sat in The Bottle Shop with you and Dave chatting baseball. Can. Black beer lasting tan head. Chocolate and roast malt aroma. Malty imperial stout. Some liquorice. Well it’s the best Canadian imperial stout I’ve ever had in a can. The chocolate finish is pleasant. I also don’t think I’ve had a beer in a 473ml can either, so another first. Quite smooth in the mouth. A bit too much liquorice for me. Still it’s quite an impressive impy stout for a can. Just a touch boozy. Cheers Harry. mcberko (17830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
500mL can, sent from wilco (thanks Mike), pours pitch black with a medium tan head with long retention. Aroma of light roasted malt, cocoa powder, a bit of chalk, and a touch of espresso. Flavour of medium roasted malt upfront, bitter cocoa powder, and light espresso. Full-bodied, well-balanced between the cocoa powder bitterness and coffee. Solid impie stout - nothing out of the ordinary, but executed extremely well. Oakes (17676) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2001
A tasty pint of black. Not as fruity or burnt as some Imperials, IDIS comes across as a suped-up version of an Irish stout. It is hard to brew a stout this big without a lot of esters, so it is somewhat unique in that respect. Lots of rich, mocha-like malt flavours, adequate bitterness, and a long, dry, roasty finish.