Brewed by Fort Garry/Two Rivers (Russell)
Style: Imperial Stout
Winnipeg, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Introducing Kona Imperial Stout as part of the Fort Garry Brewmaster Series. Not your ordinary ale - this Imperial Stout was brewed with over 50 pounds of rich roasted coffee beans harvested from the sunny shores of Kona, Hawaii. We’ve also upped the ante by using two types of hops and an international blend of 10 different malts. The flavour is described as “intense in-your-face goodness" by Matt Wolff, our brewer here at Fort Garry. Enjoy a powerful balance of flavours from the malt, coffee and hops.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Appreciator (26) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - APR 2, 2012
Pours thick black, with a medium sized brown mostly remaining head. Inviting aromas of a high intensity. woody, sweet smells heavy with coffee. (personally reminds me of a Tim’s iced cap... truly Canadian) Highly intense flavour. coarse body with a very long aftertaste. Robust texture with acid, salt, and coffee flavours on the tongue. Complex, rich, yet unbalanced flavour quality. I have never tasted a beer more like a cold cup of coffee. Appreciated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3264) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
Une bouteille partagée avec slovaksniper. Un liquide brun foncé presque noire. Un nez de chocolat, surprenant!, du café et encore du café. On dirait un toffee au café. Une bouche de chocolat amère, une texture moyenne (qu’est-ce que ça veut dire, moyenne?). Loin d’être mauvaise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3369) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Une bouteille de mon ami Luke. Thanks! Un liquide noir comme une nuit à la campagne. Une mousse qui fait son travail. Un nez dominé par un grain de café terreux et végétal. Quelques pointes chocolatées ici et là pour éviter une trop grande simplicité. Sur la langue, une pincée de terre et des grains de café fraîchement torréfiés. Une base maltée minimaliste. En bouche, un liquide en manque de corps pour aspirer à l’impérialisme. Une texture tout de même huileuse. Une finale amère de torréfaction et de chocolat noir. Très simple. Facile à boire mais aucunement exceptionnelle. Ceci dit, pas mauvaise pour autant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cordy (8) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Heavy aroma of roasted coffee and that really comes thru in the flavor and gives it its bitterness. IBU 50. There’s also a hint of chocolate. Nice brew if you like the coffee stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5895) - Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small khaki head. The aroma and flavor is roasted malt, strong coffee, some chocolate notes with a hint of earthy bitterness to the finish. The body on this is a bit thin and with the abv being so low it doesn’t seem very imperial.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (515) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
Dark coffee brown pour with a small, creamy brown head. Lots of coffee here, with some sweet vanilla flavour, malt and some subtle complementing spices as well. Very enticing aroma to boot - smells like a boozy dessert coffee. While not overly complex or perfectly balanced, I really liked this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7030) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle. Okay, I agree with everyone here that the label "imperial stout" hardly seems fitting, but that’s what the brewers put on the label, so... I will say that the coffee character here was very nice and fresh, however the supporting malt structure just didn’t provide that big body I look for in an impy. Dry, slightly vegetal finish. Good, but taken down a few points by erroneously placing itself in the imperial category. It’s like a talented junior-high athlete insisting he can compete at college level.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinsenn (1144) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle shared with toffsbury. Calling this "Imperial" at 6.5% seems a little silly. Pours black with a light brown head. Dry coffee aroma. Taste is dry and grainy with plenty of coffee. Medium body. Not really my cup of tea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mucca (27) - - JUL 24, 2013
Dark coffee in colour with a thick head. Inconsistent in flavours; coffee, bitter, beer. Not very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1777) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
Interesting...how do you call a 6.5% brew an Imperial Stout. Pours a deep burgeoning black with a thin wispy tan head that dies to a mere layer of bubbles. The nose although replete with coffee and espresso aromas lacks a robust malt and warmth of a great Imperial Stout. The flavour is sweet and roasty up front with noted coffee and french roast flavours. Mild roasted robustness and intensity with a moderate bitterness on the finish. A lingering coffee flavour well into the aftertaste is rewarding. overall, a great little brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11088) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle shared by DanielCoor. Poured a clear dark brown color with a minimal frothy brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt, coffee and earthy hop aroma. Medium to heavy sweet and dark coffee flavor with a medium to heavy dark coffee finish of moderate duration. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a good beer.

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