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

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (3072) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2009
Great sweet aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and some light port wine notes. Flavor is again, very roasty, very full bodied, lots of coffee, and some deep port/fruit flavors, A really nice stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2009
Pours deep brown, tinge of red around the edge. Aroma of eucalyptus, coffee, cigar butt, cocoa. Taste; sweet malt balanced with a beautiful bitterness. Fantsastic stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2009
Bouteille de 500 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez Glouglouburp. Arôme: Odeur de café et d’épices avec une pointe d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût très présent de café avec une pointe de chocolat et de petits fruits. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #2507)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7122) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Bottled on 4/21/09. Poured deep brown with a quickly-formed, well-retained cap of beige head. The aroma was surprisingly hoppy with citrus and floral character leading cocoa, molasses, and brown sugar.. spicy, sour, woody kick right on the back.. intriguing. The flavor opened with woody sourness and citrus bitterness, rolling into a lightly-roasted, sweeter array of malts (chocolate and molasses for the most part).. finished with spicy warmth and a significant dose of bitterness. Medium-plus bodied with ample carbonation on the palate.. at first I really enjoyed the hop presence, but it became too much after a while.. still a solid offering, though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalekliz (871) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Bottle, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing! Pours a deep dark brown with a small off-white head that fades. Aroma of malt, wood, brown sugar, and baked goods. Taste is sharp and burnt, of toasted malt, wood, dark chocolate, and brown sugar. Lingering burnt flavors. Decent.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2009
Bottle thanks to matt7215 via trade. Thanks Matt! Pours black with a tan head that laces well. Aroma is really funky. Musty dank basement, mildew, mold and a hint of sour old chocolate. This beer smells nasty. Tastes like chocolate, berries, roasted malt, and a little sourness. Palate is thin and watery. Not really digging this one. Couldn’t really get past the dank aroma. I did up my rating as it warmed... But still didn’t really like it that much.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2009
Bottle. Thanks to hobbersr for sharing. Pours a very dark brown with a brick red/orange hue. Little head, ropey lacing. Nose is soya sauce, funk, almost a brett-like sourness, but less appealing. Pickles, fruit, chocolate, not really appealing in any particular way. Palate is dark, musty, dank, with more sourness, roast malt. Gets roastier and less sour as it warms, still not appealing, and I LOVE sour ales. Tastes better than it smells, but I still don’t like this.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Listigovers (293) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2009
Cask. Very high alcohol content that doesn’t show through in the taste despite being a fairly run of the mill imperial stout. Again, hard for these types of beers to be bad. It was definitely very nice! But the body was lacking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2009
Wow this is local !???! Dark brown with beige head that lasts. Rich malty aroma with coffee toffee notes. Flavour is thick and sweetly rich. Creamy palate and the body has a decent thickness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Bottle thanks to Matt7215. Pours an expected dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, spices, smoke, and coffee. Flavor matches well, but has a certain taste that I have been getting from all of these Grand Rivers. Pretty decent brew and very drinktable, especially as it warms up from fridge temp.


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