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


on tap

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
No commercial description

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2947) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2010
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a ultra dark brown with small tan head. Aroma of roast malt, coffee, molasses and a bit of fruit. Taste has a strong sweetness that balances the roast and coffee notes, as well as some fruity tartness. Alcohol is apparent in the warm, fairly bitter finish. Yet another solid offering from Grand River.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010

Date: March 06, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: HMOG
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy streaks of lace
Aroma: roasted and dark chocolate aroma, touch of tartness
Flavor: sweet roasted flavor, touch of dark chocolate, sweet caramel, light tartness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2010
500ml bottle from the brewery. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasty and biscut. Tastes of cholocate and coffee some pronounced bitterness that leave a long finish. Not as thick as youíd expect an Imperial Stout to be, but very tasty, and the alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
Pours an expected motor oil short lived beige head. The aroma is pretty cool, as well as the typical roastiness, chocolate, licorice, and coffee, there are also some lighter, interesting notes of dark cherry, and mint. The flavour is pretty typical, and mirrors the aroma spot on, even with a little mint in the finish. Really an enjoyable imperial stout, surprised at the lower ratings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2010
tasting on 3/6/10. dark pour with tan head... very sweet malt presence... light to medium body... some roasted malts... dark fruits... not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2010
Faint choco aroma. Black with espresso head that coats glass espresso also. Smooth, warming, bubbly, faint choco taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (4292) - Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Pours a dark, opaque sable with a tan head of average thickness and persistence. Rich aroma is fruity, malty and smoky with a firm coffee undertone. Strong, smoky flavor has undertones of fruit and caramel without being too sweet. Texture is smooth, tingly and fizzy. Worth finding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2010
500ml Bottle: Pours almost black, seems a bit thin, with a reasonable tan head that wasnít around long. Extremely sweet aroma of cotton candy, sour cherries, leather.. oddly, what I donít smell is alcohol. Good, viscous mouthfeel. Taste is bitter, slightly roasty, woody. Iíve never in my life had a beer that smelled so sweet and offered none of it in the taste, this is just strange. Iíve let it warm in hopes of improvement but the nondeScript bitterness pervades. Find a way to put some sweetness in here, boys.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuchampions (1243) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2010
500ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a reddish cola brown with little light permeating the darkness. Aroma is full of treacle maltiness. Taste is viscous, strong malt back with coffee hints, tobacco and leather. Slight hint of smoke. Finishes nicely with a lingering bitterness. Alcohol is moderately worked but more evident in the finish with that warm afterburn. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
grimestown (9) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2010 does not count
Cask @ cestwhat. Pours midnight black with tiny but lasting cappucino head. Notes of roasted malt in the aroma and very slight chocolate. Though high abv does not smell of alcohol. Very very slight smell of berry or cherry? Not a whole lot of flavour up front but def sweet maltiness. Bittering hops do a quick job of evening out the balance and leave a dry bitter aftertaste. Again, not notably boozy in nose or taste but can feel the Alcohol.

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