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Formerly brewed at Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Winnipeg, Canada
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Brewed with heaps of roasted barley, crystal malts and flaked oats, and then hopped up with Willamette and Centennials. During the fermentation, Jaggery is added and when finished, the beer is aged in whisky barrels for six months. 1st Vintage - January 14th, 2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1288) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle to goblet at RBAG Long time waiting for this one...thanks TBlue Whiskey, oatmeal, roasted malts. Creamy dark brown with a creamy tan head. Caramel, coffee, whiskey, and oak...so smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (8103) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2010 - Molasses, vanilla, chocolate and some Whisky notes. Jet black with a rich beige head. Chocolate syrup, cocoa and a long balanced finish. Very well balanced and a great example of what they can do.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (899) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle shared at RBAG by Sid. Thick black viscous pour with a nice finger of mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts, oak, vanilla, and some anise. Taste is, thick syrupy mouthfeel, followed by some chocolate sticky sweetness, finishes with some nice roast, exceptionally smooth. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7105) - Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
22 oz. bottle (savvy1982 @ rbwg, recently b3shine). Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, oak, whiskey, some chocolate, vanilla, decent balance, not a big imperial stout, but solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6761) - Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bomber to snifter (shared by me with the group; thanks DuffMan). Looks good; a dark, opaque cola with ample beige head. Smells of dark malt and chocolate. Tastes like it smells with a touch of booze and a solid mouthfeel. Good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2272) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
Bomber from Tbadiuk. Black with a nice creamy mocha head. Anise, sweet and semi roasted malt, hint of lactose that addes to the chocolate characteristics, some vanilla, alcohol is mild but present which is quite nice - well balanced. Mild carbonation with a moderate+ body, starts with a bit of sweetness but then becomes bitter, quite smooth, nice anise finish but a little mild on the palate at the very end. Overall a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11232) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, a smooth chocolate with smooth licorice, coffee, nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice chocolate with mocha, herbal hops, light meaty notes, aniseed & alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9732) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
650mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours an amber-tinged black with a huge foamy beige head. Aroma is quite berry-like, with loads of fruitiness, not much sign of the whiskey barrels, just a bit of wood. Flavour is a bit tart, with loads of berries, some dark fruits, a small hint of whiskey barrels, and some caramel. Very complex, quite atypical for an impie stout with the pronounced fruitiness. The whiskey barrels are very subtle, providing a tasteful accentuation of the base beer. A bit too highly carbonated for the style, but not too detracting. I didn’t like this beer at first, but after finishing my glass, I was convinced. Great stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
blackmetal (179) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012
Wonderfully complex stout. Dynamic armoa and taste. Tough to focus one aspect as rich and complex on the palate

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (5207) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
Bottle (Thanks Kyle): Poured a deep black color stout with a nice light brown color head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of whisky is quite dominant with light sweet ester. Taste is a well balanced mix between some creamy whisky notes with light roasted malt. Body is fuller then average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well balanced with loads of whisky notes thought no burning alcohol and balanced out by a solid malt backbone.

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