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


on tap

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papillon (366) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
500 mL Bottle. Deep black-brown body with a thin tan head settling to a wispy but tenacious film and ring leaving some stringy lace. Aroma of toasted malts, crystal malts, molasses, and prunes. Flavor of sweet and toasted malts, a "burnt toast" and treacle aftertaste followed by an intense hop bitter and "that English pub taste" in the finish; just the way a stout should be. Solid yet smooth in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (871) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle from lcbo shared with dad a: chocolate, licorice, dark fruits app: pitch black no head. T/p: full body with long bitter finish. Oily texture. O: pretty decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2716) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
Bottle (500 ml). Thanks to czar! Black with a medium diminishing brown head and almost no lacing. Aroma of chocolate, molasses, roasted barley and alcohol notes. Taste is moderately to heavily sweet with roasted barley, molasses, chocolate, alcohol and a slight bitter finish. Medium to heavy body. Moderate carbonation. Decent Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (1193) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
(bottle) clear dark brown colour with a small brown head; aromas of toffee, prunes; balanced flavour with a long dry medium bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dandeman (505) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2013
Aroma: Molasses, smoked bacon and smoked meat. Interesting mix between molasses and smoked aromas. There is also a bit of chocolate and coffee with slight ether notes. Appearance: Black, opaque, average size head color íícafť au laitíí, average lasting and lacing. Taste: Molasses hits first, with notes of coffee, smoke, wood and a solid roast bitterness as finish, lasting a very long time. Mouth feel is pleasant, round and full. A good mix of sweet and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gethinbeer (2146) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
Black pour with a great creamy head and clknging lace. Roasted malt, fruity smoked aroma. The beer has a lovely texture, smooth as silk. Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate flavour. Very well balanced stout. Full flavoured beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
500 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a snifter. Pours deep black with a small tan head that fades quickly and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has big roasted malts, molasses and chocolate, along with anise, coffee and subtle earth. The flavour is mildly sweet throughout with a large roasty, smoky component and notes of coffee, molasses and hops. A subtle resiny bitterness grows through the middle and leads to a long and hoppy finish with roasty notes. On the palate, it is medium in body with a syrupy texture and very soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent imperial stout, but it feels like it is missing something; the malts are light in body and their complexity is overwhelmed by roasty notes. 2013-03-10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gpnterojd (176) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2013
Aroma of chocolate and cinnamon when cracking the cap. Turns more alkaline and grainy as it warms. The first few gulps are sweet and surprisingly light. After that, hops dominate and some soap creeps in.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (1996) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Nice brown with a decent light biege head. Molasses, smoked malt, some coffee grinds and bittersweet chocolate, alcohol. Moderate carbonation and body, still smoky, becomes quite dry and bitter, like the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gilvanblight (772) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
After the last two I decided I needed something Good. Iím hoping this fits the bill. Sure looks great. Near black pour with a bubbly yet not fizzy tan head. Malty raisin scent, something fruity. Bitter, very bitter start. Like a bite in the tongue followed by a bite in the back of the throat. A bit too much of a bite. Low carbonation. Not at all boozy even though itís a strong one. That bite faded quick and was replaced by a mellow chocolate aftertaste and slight saltiness? Soy sauce like? Odd, I havenít been eating anything so Iím pretty sure thatís coming from the beer. This is good, way better than what I had been drinking but Iím not a fan of that bitter bite at the start.

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