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


on tap

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gilvanblight (780) - Windsor, Ontario, - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4142) - 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 (4494) - 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 isnít finished, but will rerate when I can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berntholer (943) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkwood04 (4035) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Big bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of light roasted malts, sweet chocolatey notes, hints of coffee, light dough, and not much else. Flavors all kind of light with something off here. Average texture. Not the best beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBeer45 (1259) - Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2014
1 Pint bottle from Champanes, this ale had a dark brown-black pour and had about a one finger light tan head that receded to a thin layer and sticky ring, it had a nice presentation for an imperial stout, it left nice partial rings and fingers of lacing on the glass, the nose had aromas of roasted malt, faint dry chocolate, a faint earthy-smoke in the background and some hints of dark fruit with molasses sweetness, the flavors were roasted malt, a little smoke, a touch of bitter chocolate and faint dark fruit of fig and over done (almost burnt) blueberry, it had very little dark sugar sweetness, the finish had a nice roasted malt bitterness with some roasted malt following, the mouth feel was light for an impy stout, it was creamy and had average to lively carbonation, a little less carbonation may help a bit, a nice nose and flavor with a good roasted malt base and touches of smoke and dark fruit, my experience was most of the imperial stouts I have had that are less than 9% alc. do not have the full big nose or flavor I like in an impy, the mouth feel was light, this drink is 8.5% alc., not a big impy, but it was nice, it had a little smoke and dark fruit notes that gave this drink a nice touch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5421) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle shared at the DTE tasting. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, caramel and yeast. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8535) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle shared @ DTE tasting. Thanks JulianHuxley I presume. Black, medium sized off-white head that lasts for a decent while. Smell and taste malts, leaves, slightly iron, bitter. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3467) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
At DTE tasting. Poured a very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roast malt, dark fruit, dark chocolate. Medium to full bodied, flavour is more pronounced than the aroma, lightly smoked.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmgreenuk (4612) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle at the DTE tasting, Den Haag. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin light tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, zesty citrus, light band aid. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a dry medicinal band aid palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5461) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
sample bottle @ THT. Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. A lovely smooth imperial stout

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