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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
No commercial description

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1491) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
Liquide à apparence de pétrole, avec une carbonatation faible et une mousse pour ainsi dire absente. Le nez est de grains torréfiés, de café et un peu de raisin. Consistance mi-épaisse. La bouche est mince, plus dans les fruits confits que dans le café chocolaté, mais son amertume et ses saveurs franches viennent quelque peu la sauver. Cependant, certaines de ses saveurs sont justes, et d’autres moins. Satisfaisante au final.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluejacket74 (1570) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2015
16 ounce bottle, label says bottled on 2014/AUG/28. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit, molasses and a bit of nuttiness. I think the taste pretty much is just like the aroma, but to me it seems the roasty bitter flavors are the strongest compared to the others. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and is easy enough to drink. Low/moderate carbonation. Overall I thought this was a decent brew, definitely worth a try! $5.20 a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (398) - HONG KONG - DEC 31, 2014
At the farm in Calabogie. Smells of coffee, dark roasted malt. Tastes quite bitter, spiced cola, dry fruit. Body is acidic, medium, fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (465) - HONG KONG - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from LCBO at the Farm. Black slightly thin pour. Sticky legs and head. Aroma is sort of generic stouty - not in a bad way - toasted malt. Taste is chocolatey, bitter roasted flavor. Good. Lasting bitterness. Palate a bit thin. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cargo150 (1106) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
Couleur noir avec aucun col. Aroles de café,chocolat,mélasses, sucres,caramel,alcool. Complexe mais pas du tout mon genre d’imperial stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1504) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 5, 2014
Botella de 50 cl en el lúpulo en el momento el 12-07-2014. Embotellada en 02-05-2014. Color negro intenso con espuma oscura. Buenos aromas iniciales a especias, maltas tostadas y bastante chocolate. Sabores mas suaves de lo esperado con toques ácidos tipo saison o brettas bastante acentuados, junto con un cuerpo ligero,, muy fácil de beber para ser una imperial stout y tener 8.5 vol,,. Solo al final cuando ya esta a temperatura ambiente aparecen mas sabores propios de este tipo, siendo el chocolate, la melaza y las especias como la vainilla los mas perceptibles. Me esperaba otra cosa un poco mas densa y con mas cuerpo, original, se podría repetir.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (4850) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
Bottled. Option to sample full 50cl bottle. The aroma has fruitiness, some roast, some sugar sweetness. Big time gusher. Black coloured beer with a medium, frothy, beige head. The taste is citric sour, clearly infected. Some sugar sweetness, moccha roast, dark fruits. Some bitterness in the finish. Seems when this one is not infected it can be a nice smooth beer. Up for rerate, but won’t buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4803) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle @ Joes. Black colour with a huge chunky beige head. Smells sour, roasty, tar. Tastes roasty, tar, sour, lots of iron. Medium body, medium to heavy carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7970) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
Direct from fermenter, no age yet. Roast malts. Jet black with a bubbly brown head. Roast and bitterness. Long finish. Light bitter chocolate and some acidic notes. Not a fair rating as it isn’t finished, but will rerate when I can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berntholer (1434) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
quite dense light beige head fades with lacing, cola coloured. aroma of wood, candysugar, little aroma in all. taste is wood, citric acid, caramel with slight wry aftertaste. medium body and rather soft carbonation. mill racer is a second running of this one?bottle 50cl / bd may-2014

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