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


on tap

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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
No commercial description

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dink (50) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2011
Over year old bottle. Aggressive pour into tulip, near black body tan head, so-so retention, laces sides. Getting roasted aromas and licorice. Creamy feel to this, lower carbonation. Nice caramelized sugar sweetness working against the high bitterness, almost reminds me of a black IPA. High drinkability, doesn’t seem to be any alcohol in this at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3959) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
(beer tasting @ Monty’s Krown - Rochester, NY: bottle - 500 ml) Black pour with a tan head. Very light roasted aroma with some mild coffee and chocolate. Very muted roast in the flavor with a touch of coffee and toasted malts. Not bad but a bit thin bodied for an IS.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerandBlues2 (11047) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours clear black with an average, creamy tan head, long retention with great lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, roasted), average hops (earthy, herbal), and light esters (fruity) with notes of tobacco, skunk, and solvent. Flavor is heavy malt (chocolate, roasted), average hops (earthy, herbal), and light esters (fruity) with notes of soy sauce and prunes. Medium body and warmth, low creaminess and carbonation with a dry finish. Infected?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (12494) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2011
50cl bottle, bottled 5/22/09, thanks CaptainCougar. Medium beige head that mostly dissipates atop lightly hazed brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, moderately sweet, chococaramel, some sourness. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some cabbage/sour. Medium-full body, low carbonation.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2361) - 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

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3680) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4130) - 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.

   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.

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