Brewed by Boxing Cat Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Shanghai, China
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This beer is named after Louie, the original cat that inspired Boxing Cat as the company name. This velvety beer contains several roasted malts including a light dash of smoked malt. The addition of coffee adds a rich complexity to this beer with notes of chocolate, and coffee along with some subtle smokiness. The use of fragrant hops offsets the malt backbone of this beer as they contribute a balanced bitterness and hop bouquet. A truly complex stout with many layers of depth.
Part of the Brewers Choice Series.

sailracer's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sailracer (473) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Tap at the brew pub. This was the most disappointing of the beers I had there. It has little flavor up front. After awhile some heavy roasted malt shows up and leaves a bitter aftertaste on the tongue. I generally like this style a lot, but this beer didn’t do it for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (9806) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2016
Draft - Big roasty notes off the bat. Jet black with a decent beige head. Roasty and ticks all the boxes of the style. Solid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pyrmir (5055) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2015
On tap at CBC15. Hazy dark brown with tan head. Aroma is roasted, caramel, chocolate, coffee, dark malts and liquorice. Taste is roasted, bitter, coffee, dark malts and liquorice. Did not add up for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (15000) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2015
Keg at the 4th Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Session 4, 02/05/2015. Black with moderately appointed tan edgeing. Nose is roast malt, toffee fudge, chocolate cake. Taste comprises light charr, roasted tones, chocoalte, light hop presence, dark malts, toffee. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Drinkable impy but lacks oomph.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23917) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Draught@CBC2015. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is fruity, liquorice, some mild chocolate, coffee and a bit toasted notes. Flavour is toffee, some liquorice, chocolate, mild roasted notes as well as some slight coffee and ashes to it as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (5773) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2015
Tap@CBC 2015, Green Session - pours black with beige head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste, with chocolate, some coffee, caramel, vanilla, roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6515) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 19, 2015
Tap at CBC 2015. Poured a dark mahogany with a bubbly light tan head. The aroma is light roasted malt. The flavour is moderate bitter with a rich roasty burnt treacle, liqourice, smoky bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Good, but needs a little more body and more sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10310) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015, Green Session, København
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long roasted, chocolate and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (2880) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2015
Draught sample at CBC 2015. Hazy, dark brown colour with a thin, tanned head. Roasted aroma with caramel, chocolate, coffee, dark malts and liquorice. Taste is bitter-roasted. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Finishes dry and roasted with dark malts and coffee. Nice Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
borre_m (879) - NORWAY - MAY 5, 2015
sample at cbc. pours black creamy white head. aroma is roasty, coffee. taste is balanced dominated by malts and coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (1979) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2015
Tap @CBC15. Black with airy light tan head. Aroma has coffee and dark choc. Similar flavor, light roast sourness.

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