Founders – CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)

Brewery: Founders  in Grand Rapids, Michigan Style: Imperial Stout ABV: 11.8% Rate Beer: 100/100 Pour: Dark black with a thin tan head Sweet coffee/chocolate boozy goodness. I had this on tap before cracking this bottle to celebrate quitting a horrible job. Some people don’t realise how much of an asshole they are. Just like some beers don’t realise how good they are. Yet I feel the … Continue reading Founders – CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)

Omnipollo/Buxton – Original Rocky Road Ice Cream 

Brewery: Omnipollo/Buxton from Stockholm, Sweden and Buxton, England Style: Imperial Stout ABV: 10% Rate Beer: 98/100 Pour: Dark black pour with no head to speak of A collaboration between two great European breweries. This just melts in your mouth, covering your tongue with smooth, creamy, boozy goodness. It’s surprisingly not as sweet and rich as you’d expect but is definitely a beer to have after dinner … Continue reading Omnipollo/Buxton – Original Rocky Road Ice Cream 

Brasserie Dieu du Ceil – Péché Mortel

Brewery: Dieu du Ceil in Montrel, Quebec Canada  Style: Imperial Stout ABV: 9.5% Rate Beer: 100/100 Pour: Dark body on pour with light tan head that fades quickly An espresso imperial stout that is very smooth and soft on the palette. Has a big coffee bean aroma as you’d expect. Like a big old alcoholic black coffee. Start the day with one, end the day with … Continue reading Brasserie Dieu du Ceil – Péché Mortel

Brewdog – Dog E

Brewery: Brewdog in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Style: Imperial Stout ABV: 16.1% Rate Beer: 99/100 Pour:  Thick black with no head on pour Dark malts, cacao, coffee and chilli went into this beast. A deep earthy, dried fruit nose. A big flavour on the palette that matches the nose. Smooth and creamy. There’s a hint of liquorice like a bullet – chocolate covered liquorice. I never actually liked them much but I … Continue reading Brewdog – Dog E

Nomad Brewing – Choc Wort Orange

Brewery: Nomad Brewing Co, in Brookvale NSW Style: Imperial Stout ABV: 9.5% Rate Beer:  96/100 Pour: Black in colour with tan head that fades out Roasted smoky flavour on first sip. As it settles and breathe the chocolate tones become dominant in this beer. There’s a little sourness that sits on the tongue but not enough to distract you from the beer. This is the beer I want to be … Continue reading Nomad Brewing – Choc Wort Orange

Eviltwin Brewing – Christmas Eve In A New York Hotel Room

Brewery: Eviltwin Brewing, Brooklyn USA (via Denmark) Style: Imperial Stout ABV: 10% Rate Beer: 99/100 Pour: Black with a sliver of tan head A big roasty malted beer with choc vanilla tones underneath. This is a nightcap beer and I can picture sitting alone in a hotel room in Manhattan on Christmas Eve with the New York snow falling while staring out across to a white covered Central Park. It’s … Continue reading Eviltwin Brewing – Christmas Eve In A New York Hotel Room