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Brewed by Dead Frog Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Aldergrove, Canada
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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This rich, complex stout features a deep, layered malt profile enhanced by slightly sweet flavours of white oak, molasses, and star anise. All of these flavours combine to create an elaborate Imperial Stout suitable for enjoying today and made for cellaring to be enjoyed down the road.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, - JUN 17, 2013
strong alchol smells but very nice black as all hell color flavour is a molassesy roasty flavor that gradually gets more and more tastey the further you get in


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (6723) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
[6222-20140321] Bottle. Grainy smoky burnt taffy aroma has a bit of a roasted band-aid note. Black body with a medium-lasting brown body. Taffy molasses and roasted wood chocolate chips flavour. Full body. Really wonderful, but apparently a lot of the hops dropped out as itís an older bottle. (7/4/9-/4/16) 4.0
(c/o Greg Clow, w/ him, blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (5001) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Draft - Dark roast and molasses. Deep brown with a very rich nice brown head. Tons of liquorice, molasses and dark bitter roast. Liquorice notes are very nice and add some great complexity. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (618) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
Poured from the tap. Black with tan head. Mild roast malt with a bit of chocolate. Licorice and medicinal quality to it that adds sweetness along with a bit if molasses. This quality could put some people off as itís the dominant flavour, but itís not overbearing in my opinion. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vancookalex (13) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
Finally got around to trying this. Pours black, with a mocha head that disappears quite quickly. Aroma is quite sweet, notes of anise, chocolate, cherry, vanilla...black forest cake? Tastes quite boozy, more anise and chocolate, and definitely molasses. This is a fairly hoppy stout. Good mouthfeel, though, it coats the mouth pretty well. This is better than last yearís offering.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
Inky black with a medium brown head. Really fruity aroma, with lots if boozy bourbon character, and a lot of raw wood. The palate is all molasses, such a disconnect from the aroma. That molasses is just dominant. I donít think itís a great beer, but I like molasses so I like the beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
2014-03-21. Black body with a nice brown head that fades. 3++ Aroma is alcoholic, dark roasty malt, cocoa notes. Flavour is similar, dark malt core, nice cocoa roast bitterness. Notes of molasses? Some green hoppy bitterness. Average plus to medium bodied palate, modest carbonation. Enjoyable, it has held up well. Bottle courtesy of GregClow close to a year old.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (7229) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out cloyingly sweet syrupy notes and light roast. Flavour is big and bold, thankfully without the syrupy quality of the nose, with notes of roasted malt, caramel, and a touch of cocoa. Highly roasted and caramely. Well-balanced and flavourful. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
[Bottle (650ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o GregClow. 2013 vintage. Pours almost black with an average size diminishing frothy light-brown head. Nice aroma of molasses foremost along with roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol and leafy hops. Flavour: Lots of molasses, lots of hops, roasted malt and a long, slightly harsh finish. Average bodied. Quite enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle. Thick opaque black, with thin tan cap. Aroma is rather sharp, not in an alcoholic way, in a molasses and macaroon dough way. Oak chips are evident in the aroma, but the molasses overpowers everything. Intense, big, and sweet. No star anise at all, it is completely lost. The palate is thick and overwhelmed by molasses, so if you like molasses you are in luck. Would go great with dessert. If you do not like molasses you will hate it. Slightly burnt finish. Not a sophisticated beer, but it is enjoyable enough. Hell, if you donít like it, you can easily baste ribs with this stuff! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle from Legacy Liquor, Vancouver
Black color, oily pour, difficult head, finally some brownish foam, small. The roasted malt aroma takes a medicinal turn, a bit phenolic; but there is also some nice bread. Soft body; strong roasted malt flavor, not ashy; unfortunately it has a very high level of black liquorice (too much for me); moderate sweetness, itís also fairly salty; strong but not excessive bitterness.
Potent, not elegant; but a good smack-in-the-face beer nevertheless.


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