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


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11586) - 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 (10551) - 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 (184) - 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 (5346) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2012
22 oz. bottle from Savvy1982- thanks again, Kyle! Pours a dark brown color, pretty much opaque, with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, molasses, dark fruits, whiskey, oats, and charred oak. Flavor of oak, molasses, whiskey, dark fruits, roasted malts, toasted brown sugar, and chocolate. Some warmth to it. Medium-bodied, with a roasty mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5068) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2011
650ml bottle pours almost black in color with a small light brown head and a bit of lacing left on the side of the glass. Aroma is complex with a lot going on, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and whiskey with a trace of hops. Taste is dark roasted bitterness and malty sweetness with some chocolate and coffee and a floral hoppy finish. This is one heck of an imperial stout, very complex and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
bottle from savvy at rbwg 3/5/11. basically a black pour with brown at the edges and a khaki head. it is not as thick as most examples of the style. nice smoky nose... along with black pepper, barrel spice, earthy hops, a little ash, choco and roast. the flavor matches the aroma but finishes roasty and leaves an ashy aftertaste. medium body...forte but not thick... crisp and prickly. nice. 8/3/8/4/16/3.9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2011
Single bottle. Can’t recall where/when I purchased it. Colour: Deep, deep brown....ok black. Low brown head though! Nose: Complex. Huge waves of cocoa, cologne, mixed cooked vegetables, fried batter, touch of mint, glue, sherry, cookie dough. Unbelievable. Is there a point of too much? This has got to be the most cluttered aroma I have ever put my nose to. Taste: Medium sweet, medium bitter, medium-light sour. Rum pudding, double espresso, coal smoke, bitter-sweet cocoa dust. Dry bitter finish...some parsley comes out late. Wow...what an adventure that was.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (2903) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle. An excellent whisky-tinged stout. Nice and black and full of flavour. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11783) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2011 Bottle thanks to Kyle! Pours black. Tan head. Nose and taste of anise, licorice, roast black and chocolate malts and vanilla. Some earthy hops. Lots of licorice and anise. Bottle on the lighter side. Solid.

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