Brewed by Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: Imperial Stout
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
Four months in Kentucky Bourbon barrels has transformed this formidable Russian Imperial Stout to somewhere beyond the event horizon; the result is a beer of ’infinite density’ and compelling complexities. ABV initially 11.8%, was 14.6% too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (6511) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks bro! pours unclear dark brown with a reviving beige cap, leaving nice lacing. burnt and smoked maltiness, spicy chilies, cjarred cherries, bourbony-nutty caramel, tobacco, clean. light carbonation, medium body - oily; hot tingling piney-smoky finish. shy barreling. nice scandinavian-like ris nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2630) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
2012 vintage bottle received from someone I forget as a part of a CanBIF box. Thanks dude. Pours a good black with a beige rim that leaves good lacing. Nose is chocolate, coconut, light vanilla and light alcohol. Taste is of grapes, coffee, lots of alcohol (but not really bothering) and chocolate. Body is medium-full and carbonation soft. Overall a fine barrel aged imperial stout, less intense than I was expecting (good).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yuanyuan (2) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2015 does not count
A Beer snob made me drink this. it’s a good-looking beer. It smells like Bailey. The taste is mixed.it has a strong alcohol-taste and bitter as well. This beer has more musculine features. It made me drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (842) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
Poured from the tap. Black with tan head. Getting a bit of the bourbon, some mild chocolate and coffee, subtle leather and tobacco. Good, but not the best imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1523) - California, USA - APR 24, 2015
2014 Vintage in 22oz bottle. Pours a black color with some brown head. Loads of golden syrup and hokey pokey flavor. A little noticeable alcohol. Smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (969) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle. A little hot and boozy but pretty nicely balanced - very chocolatey, a little roasty, rich and tasty. Solid RIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. 800th imperial stout. Pours oily black tan head. Nose/taste of chocolate roast, bourbon, oak, toffee and vanilla. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6392) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at the RBWG after grand tasting - tasting
Thick black oil with a small tan head, some lacing. Mild aroma of chocolate and woody. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, molasses and woody

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (7194) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle during the RBWG Lobby Share. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is roast, wood, and chocolate. Medium mouth with rich chocolate, wood, roast. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hungover (3) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015 does not count
I really enjoyed the hell out of this beer. Rich rich rich and smooth. Its all chocolate when it hits the tongue then the bourbon finish really completes the journey. Im not a stout guy at all, but I bought several. Its roasty, its toasty.

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