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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1481) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
Bouteille 500 ml. 8%. Couleur noire, mousse beige crémeuse. Arôme de café, chocolat noir, houblon. En bouche, malt grillé, café, alcool, mélasse, houblons. Finale en mélasse brulé un peu, houblons, choco. Amertume qui persiste en gorge. Bon stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmacleod75 (107) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
Poured dark almost black with medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, and coffee. Taste about the same, with lots of hops bitterness. Thick creamy mouthfeel, with good head retention and nice lacing on glass. Bitterness lingered.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (216) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
Light, roasty malt aroma. Smells sweet, slight soy sauce. Pure dark color, relatively quickly dissapearing brown head. Body is light for an imperial stout with hop bitterness on the tongue. Average carbonation. OK imp, like this one better than wellington imp stout

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
21st December 2010
Dark red - brown beer. Little brown head. Quite a light palate for an Impy. Mild carbonation. Smooth dark malt with a touch of roast. Nicely tangy. Subtle well integrated fruits. Trace of chocolate. All very well joined up. The whole bottle vanished! Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2012
I believe this is a bottle that I got from Dany in exchange for disposal of that “hooker corpse”. Pours a deep black with a medium sized tan head. Big chocolatey roast on the nose, Medium bodied, cocoa, a touch of malt. Roast lingers on the finish, a good amount of bitterness, cocoa, chocolate, roast. Easy drinking, a touch of bitter cocoa, roast, light coffee acridity.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bunget (506) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2012
500ml bottle. Dark brown body with nice mocha head, good retention and lacing. Aroma is bready caramel at the first sniff, coffee, old cheese, sausages, smoked malt ...unusual. Taste is overwhelming roasted malt, some smokiness, brown sugar, herbs, wormwood. A little oily, and not much of alcohol heat.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shaynsawchuk (435) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2012
500 mL bottle. Burnt sugar, espresso coffee and bittersweet chocolate aromas. Pours black, with a tan head, lots of lacing. Sweet, but the bitterness combined with that burnt aroma generates an unpleasant aftertaste. Full bodied, sticky with low carbonation. Not a bad stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1279) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
An beer which I enjoyed drinking, but doesn’t pack the eye popping punch I expect from the style. Liquorice was the strongest flavour for me. Not as complex as I would have liked it though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2350) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
Gift from SJ. I wasn’t expecting much, but it was a solid Imperial stout. Nice roast, chcolate, coffee and dark fruit notes. A good dry finish with a hint of tartness. Good body. I enjoyed it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craftycarl21 (2208) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Thanks to GT2 for picking this up! Pours a beautiful thick black with a decently sized, somewhat bubbly light beige head. The nose is marked most notably by raisin, prune and other dark fruit mixed with caramel, toffee, peanut brittle, and touches of chocolate and roast. Flavor holds a bit of increased bitterness through roast and baker’s chocolate, but still quite a bit of caramel malt, molasses, and fig. Too light on the palate, sort of like a blend between an english strong ale and a light porter. Still ok though.


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