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Brewed by Grand River Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Cambridge, Canada
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Bottled on 22 May 2009: Pours a clear deep mahogany with a spotty-lacing froth of beige head. Has a sour cooked cabbage nose with a touch of roasted malts. Seems infected at first wiff. Starts with a mild dark caramel sweetness quickly giving way to an acidic tartness and some vegetal notes before a slightly warming finish. This seems like I got a bad bottle, but I would expect an imperial stout to last up to two years.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2011
Creamy stout, it has a nice finish and bitter flavour you would expect from a stout, overall I would prob have again

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
bottle (with the new label). pretty standard taste and aroma of an imperial stout. it did have this nice undertone of sweet cherries in both the aroma and taste. very heavy. very good for an ontario brewery

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3584) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2011
Bouteille de 500ml, embouteillé le 16 novembre 2010, version à 8,5% alc/vol. Cette bière est brune foncée presque noire. Au nez elle dégage des arômes sucrés chocolatés. En bouche la jeunesse de cette bière se fait sentir, la torréfaction n’est pas trop présente, elle offre plus de chocolat que de café. L’amertume en fin de bouche est très agréable et laisse percevoir un bel avenir.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3905) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2011
(Bouteille de 500 ml, 8.5%, produite le 16 novembre 2010, thanks to TheJester) Le liquide présente une robe brune, presque noire. La tête mousseuse foncée est petite. Au nez, des arômes de grains rôtis et torréfiés rencontrent des effluves de chocolat au lait et des parfums légèrement fruités. Les saveurs maltées sont fidèles aux arômes et sont bonifiées par des saveurs de houblons intéressantes et amérisantes. En bouche, le liquide a un corps moyen avec une effervescence douce et une texture légèrement huileuse. La finale se fait sur des notes amères de houblons qui dominent des notes amères de torréfaction chauffées par un alcool timide.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
Pours deep black with thin tan head. Smell of smoke tobacco chocolate espresso and licorice. Very flimsy and watery mouth feel and probably the only thing I would really change about the beer. Tastes of smoke, dark rich chocolate, leather, licorice and small amount of hops. Overall with a bit thicker richer body this would be a much better stout, however aside from this flaw it still is quite good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2702) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2010
Pours a dark black with a thin off white head and good lacing. Aroma is chocolate malt and coffee. Taste is heavy on the roasted chocolate malt with medium coffee aftertaste. Well balanced and even keeled. Not offensive.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2010
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear flat black body with a one finger frothy beige head that slowly receeded leaving a heavy coating of lace. The nose is a nice mix of chocolate, roast, and coffee with a slight sweetness. The flavor is a touch acrid and rubbery, but it’s not so much that it’s offensive. Thick and full bodied with soft carbonation. The intensity of the flavor is commendable, but doesn’t really hit my sweet spot.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (5723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2010
Pours dark brown with a very nice 3-finger dark beige-brownish towering slightly rocky head, good lacing. Roasted barley, strong filter coffee, slightly burnt (like coffee on the burner after one hour). Boozy palate. Medium to full body. Omnipresence of hops, very long and pungent finish also. Good Impy indeed!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Tap at Volo (in cask). Masterpiece. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, and also grass. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long lasting. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy head.


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