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


on tap

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (21914) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocoalte and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocoalte and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocoalte and licorice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2992) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2011
Bottled November 26, 2010 and pours a dark, almost black, colour with red highlights. The head is huge, creamy, beige coloured with great retention and thick lacing. Aromas of burnt malt, coffee, sour berries, dark fruits, with notes of chocolate and vanilla. Medium-bodied with a wet-creamy mouthfeel. Roasted malt taste with molasses, coffee, good bitterness, and no burn at all. Quite a nice smooth Imperial Stout with lots of character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11810) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2011
bottle at papsoe tasting. dark clear amber, small white head. roasted stuff, sweet malts. flavor is roasted stuff, faint charcoal, well balanced with hops, slightly flowery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14962) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear dark brown - white head. Coffee, chocolate, berries, high malty, bitterness, berries notes, licorice. Nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (33430) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottled. A dark red-brown beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of malt, coffee, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted matl, alcohol, soy sauce, and wood, leading to a roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7667) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Pours pitch black with a creamy tan head. The aroma is sweet malty, caramel, liquorice, chocolate and light coffee. The flavour is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, liquorice and sweet caramel. Straight forward Impy stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of wavers1. Pours black with a warm reddish tint. Sweet roast, some dark dried fruit. Solid body, hard roast, metallic, cardamom notes, hard roast finish. Solid and straight. 170611

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (953) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2011
500ml bottle purchased at the LCBO. Pours a cola colour that sits quite dark. Decent tan head that leaves clusters lace. Smells of dark chocolate, sugar, wood. Tastes dark bitter chocolate, slight coffee. Overall quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
Deep black pour. The aroma is fairly roasty - slightly salty with a bit of dark cocoa. There is a little bit of peppery ethanol. It’s a fairly simple impy. Roast over pale malt. Not4 much going on in this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 4, 2011
500mL bottle, courtesy of mds. Thanks, Mike! Took a while to get around to this one. Pours a reasonably dark brown color, pretty clear, with a thin, fine-bubbled medium-tan head with solid lacing; pretty light for an imperial stout, but a decent-looking beer. Some overt metallic notes in the aroma, along with some basic milk chocolate and caramel and a light roasted character; light cola notes; not particularly effusive and, while the metallic character does dissipate, it isn’t an ideal entrance. Medium to medium-full body; medium-light carbonation; not really any overt show of alcohol here. Overall, really a quite lackluster imperial stout (or stout, even), showing some basic caramel, cola, and chocolate notes, but without all that much density or well-defined richness, and it feels a bit watery around the edges, frankly; some light smokiness and roast, as if a touch of smoked malt or liquid smoke was added; still, just doesn’t fill out the glass or even itself; I’ve loved Grand River’s lighter renditions, but this just seems an ill-fitted style for them, and overly lean for what it should be; even ignoring styles, this is a touch disappointing. Probably best served in a pint glass over a snifter. Modest finish of light roast and some reasonable toastiness; dry at the far end.

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