Granville Island Imperial Chocolate Stout
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Editorís note: it was 7.5% in Winter 2010, then passed to 8.4% in 2011 and 2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1651) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
Surprisngly good sweet and chocolately brew. The booze is well covered and a beautiful mildly bitter roasted malt and light milky choclate aroma notes. Nothing too excititing flavor wise, but a solid roast and moderately heavy feel. Just lacks the robust oomph i love in Imperial Stouts

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1305) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
This was the least sophisticated imperial stout Iíve ever had, it was just a liquid Fudgsicle. Thatís it. How am I supposed to raise my pinky, tip my feathered fedora, and tut tut the Molson drinkers with one of these in my hand? As a liquid Fudgsicle it was quite good though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JenConCol (29) - - JAN 1, 2013
Very nice chocolate stout. Smooth and (too) easy to drink. Small foamy head upon pour. Notes of chocolate on nose and palate. Simple but delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RyanE (145) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
Black. Chocolate notes as expected. Tiny head disappears fast. Flavors of sweet chocolate. Hints of coffee. A full bodied beer that is almost too sweet for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1101) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle, courtesy of toffsbury. Pours opaque black, with a thin tan head. Milk chocolate aroma. Taste is silky smooth chocolate, no bitterness. After a while starts to taste a little watery. Smooth moutfheel, but a thin body. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
toffsbury (114) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
Aroma is chocolatey and delicious, but mild. Milk chocolate rather than dark chocolate. Pours nearly opaque with a brown edge, and a very thin head, oily on top. Taste is nice, pretty chocolatey but not overwhelmingly so, with some roasted malt and a hint of booze. Aftertaste is milky sweet and lingers on the tongue. Body is surprisingly thin for what it is, but smooth. Some tartness sneaking in there. Overall quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1860) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2012
650 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with large head of big bubbles. Strong aroma of dark cocoa powder and a little vanilla extract. Flavor of dark chocolate and heavily roasted malt with notes of black coffee and vanilla. Light and a bit watery for a stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
Pours a dark black colour with a slim brown head. great aroma super strong coffee and dark chocolate. the flavour is dark chocolate with a nice bitterness and a hint of alcohal heat

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2013
2013-01-02, draught at Maloneís Urban Drinkery, Vancouver, 8.4% ABV, 6-4-6-4-13=33
The color is almost black. Some aroma of chocolate for cakes (not the best one indeed). Good mouthfeel; flavor of choclate malt and cheap chocolate, with correct bitterness; the final is nicer and it ends quite well.

2011-01-11, draught at St. Augustineís, Vancouver, 8.4% ABV, 7-4-6-3-13=33
Black color, creamy beige head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, with just a touch of ashes and chocolate. Good body and mouthfeel; sweetish flavor of cheap chocolate; correct bitterness. Balanced, and with a strong chocolate character, but quite vulgar.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stantheman (670) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2011
Well, I double checked and this is by gosh! the Imperial version. Looks like they bumped it up another 1% to 8.5 this season. Letís get at it then. Pours very dark, 9/10 out of 10. Little carbonation here. Aroma is straight up chocolate. Same with the flavor. Not much nuance here! A bit of hops, just enough to remind me that this IS beer and not chocolate soda. Note to previous poster v1rgil: This ainít no hoppy amber beer. I think you drank something hoppy and amber, then posted under the wrong beer. Beer can do that to ya, LOL!

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