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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 178   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
Cybercat (3983) - 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.

3.3
   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 wasn’t around long. Extremely sweet aroma of cotton candy, sour cherries, leather.. oddly, what I don’t smell is alcohol. Good, viscous mouthfeel. Taste is bitter, slightly roasty, woody. I’ve never in my life had a beer that smelled so sweet and offered none of it in the taste, this is just strange. I’ve let it warm in hopes of improvement but the nondescript bitterness pervades. Find a way to put some sweetness in here, boys.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuchampions (1241) - 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.

3
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2010
500ml bottle from Volo. Pours black with tan head. Nose is smoky. Body is oily, more smoke, liquorice and chocolate notes. Finish is long and a bit unpleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2010
Aroma is a majestic coffee, darkest brown, tiny tan head. Flavour is inky/iodine like, cappuccino. Light bodied, bitter, easy to drink. Great!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oakbluff (432) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 25, 2010
500 ml bottle via MasterSki. Pours out with a cola hue and clarity with lively carbonation. Minimal mocha head with a sparse, but fine bubble lacing. Nose- stewed fruit, vanilla, faint powdered chocolate. Taste- licorice, sweet dark fruits, oak, and roast. Initial sweetness then becomes a dry chalky, grass like bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied with an above average level of carbonation for the style. Drinkability is pretty decent for strength and style. This beer has potential with some fine tuning.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2481) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2009
Near black, thin tan head, very light lacing.
Aroma is sweet, some roast, chocolate, some liquorice.
Flavour is weird, dark chocolate, bitter, lots of malt.
Bitter mouth, med body, med carb.
Finishes long, chalky, malty, bitter.


It’s ok but there is something bothering me in the flavour.

500ml bottle obtained in a trade with TheJester, thanks Andy.

Opened on June 19, 2009.

Bottled on April 16, 2009.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle: Poured a light black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt notes with hints of dry raisins. Taste is a balanced mix between some roasted malt with vinous notes and a dry raisin finish. Body is too thin for style with good carbonation and no signs of alcohol. Not bad and interesting side of vinous/dry raisin notes but body is too thin for style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Bottle thanks to Glouglouburp!
Sepia colored with a moderate cream head. Some light date, roasted malt, plum, and chocolate. Very sugary, chocolate flavor, light alcohol and green nut, lightly earthy. Chalky palate and way too thin.


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