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Brewed by Grand River Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Cambridge, Canada
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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2010

Bottle 50cl. @ ChrisOs Pre-GBBF Shindig 2010.

[ Raise The Roof Tasting ]. Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark roasted, chocolate, berry sour notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light light acidic and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100731]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2010
Bottled@The Chriso Rock The Roof Down pre-GBBF shindig. Hazy dark reddish brown colour with a small beigeish brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some chocolate, burnt wet wood as well as liquorice and some mild liquorice. Flavour is smoked wet wood, some roasted malts, mild coffee, liquorice and chocolate. Quite pleasant sipper for finishing the evening at the shindig.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2010
500mL bottle, pours black with a thin beige/tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, chocolate, espresso and some smoke. Flavour is quite smoky, with burnt roasted malts at the forefront, and a lingering peaty finish. Solid.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VertBaconStrips (2083) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2010
Thanks to The Jester for sending this my way. Well... I kinda forgot that I opened it but here we go. Black brew with a light brown cap that has never totally faded leaving big rings. Very malty nose, sweet, milky. It was pretty thick on the chocolate from the get go but that does not dominate what so ever after a warming period of several weeks... or so it seems FOCUS! Brown sugar is pretty big, weak coffee. Tasty stuff for 8.4%, no notice of alcohol and I’m wishing I was baked cause this zeppelin is sooo damn trippy! Now this zepp song is just lame and I’m glad I don’t do that shit anymore. Now I just want to neck punch an emo... or an emu... which ever. Damn. If this heavy malty flavour doesn’t bring me back to that doppelbock I so didn’t enjoy yesterday. So much roast happening now that it’s really warm. Me thinks this beer was better on the colder side. Chocolate, more milkiness, very light bitterness which is welcome here, back end coffee is low in stature except on some sips where there is a slight coffee bitterness that lingers.. especially now that I’ve let this beer warm for almost 6 years. This isn’t a bad beer but I’m not sold. Finishes alright with enough bitterness that rides out into the sunset. I really should have drank this cold out of the fridge cause that is when I enjoyed it the most. Not a hater, just not a lover.. unless we are in discussion about anything to do with that old Panago commercial from about 4 or 5 years ago that had some awful looking blonde chick with massive curly hair doing one of the worst dances ever created outside of Elaine Benes.. and on a white background with the camera zooming in and out way to fast.. that was one of the worst commercials ever and that dunce should, if she has not already, drive herself into a giant vat of hydrochloric acid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2010
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malt, chocolate and smoked. Dark malty, sweet, dark roasted and mild acidic. Smooth mouthfeel. Bitter and roasted malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks to Doug Shoemaker.
Fully black with a reasonable tan head. Slight card and vegetables let down the good roasty malt in the back ground. It’s only slight though. Big and fruity, a load of American style chocolate, lots of bitterness and impressively dry. Mainly chocolate and fruit dominated. Roasty finish. Straight forward but decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tessic (842) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2010
This stout poured a deep black colour with an almost non-existant head. even after a good vigorous pour. To the nose there are scents of molassass, caramel, alcohol, Melloids (English Cough Candies) and ripe fruit. First taste was somewhat weak and thin but still had quite a bit of flavour. Strong Meloid flavour with additional flavours of roasted malt, coffee and a little smoke. Finish is burnt and malty with a lingering palate of heavily roasted coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (2990) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
Brown bottle, 500 ml, bottled on APR 21 2010, gift from Karl Probst (danke!), savoured on June 23 2010; eye: deep ruby, no effervescence, clear, foamy café crème head that turns into a tiny ring, good lacing; nose: roasted malt, coffee, lactic, “meaty”, light chocolate, light coffee, light maple syrup; mouth: roasted malt, coffee, acidity, acridness, light chocolate, light coffee, dry finale in roasted malt with presence of maple syrup, medium body, below-average carbonation, a bit thin, lightly sweet and lactic, foamy texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, embouteillée APR 21 2010, cadeau de Karl Probst (merci!), savourée le 23 juin 2010; œil : rubis foncé, pas d’effervescence, claire, belle mousse café crème mousseuse qui se transforme en un petit anneau, bonne dentelle; nez : malt torréfié, café, lactique, « viandeux », léger chocolat, léger café, léger sirop d’érable; bouche : malt torréfié, café, acidité, âcreté, léger chocolat, léger café, finale sèche en malt torréfié avec présence de sirop d’érable, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, un peu mince, légèrement sucrée et lactique, texture mousseuse; en résumé : bien

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2010
Pours a black color with a thin beige head. Appealing aroma of smoked and roasted malt. Good flavor of smoked and roasted malt with chocolate and bitterness. The body is light to medium with a vinous texture and moderate carbonation. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strowlands8 (178) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2010
Aroma is nice roasted malt with some chocolate. Taste is a bit different from what you expect from a RIS. Nice and hoppy, with a big roasty character. Mouthfeel is a bit watery, and alcohol is very well hidden. Interesting not quite sure what to think of it.


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