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


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle thanks to Savvy1982. Pours thick black with a large creamy brown head that retains well. Aroma of milk chocolate,,some pine, some ashy malts. Taste is awesome, the whiskey barrel is not overpowering, there is a good amount of sweetness and itís balanced well by some burnt malt flavor. Thick chewy and creamy texture, soft carbonation. This is a perfect breakfast beer. As it warms, more earthy aromas become noticeable- leather, tobacco, molasses. The taste has a little more bitterness when warm. Even better at close to room temp than it was 2 hours ago.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VertBaconStrips (2022) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2011
FIrst had this early on at our insanely loaded up table on the upper deck at the Grand Tasting during RBSG 2010 that Savvy187689847948 brought. I weaseled out a small sample that Kyle thankfully saved for me as I was wandering around with my jaw scraping the ground. The notes I took were lame so Iíll forget all about those and go straight to opening a bottle of the 2011 version. Black brew that pours out thick with only a tiny brown cap that fizzles away. Stellar aroma of chocolate and oatmeal, sugar, whiskey, more whiskey and then there is the whiskey. There is some bitterness but to me it doesnít come from hardcore hopping. There is some alcohol in here, well, maybe more than that but dammit if i doesnít seem to fit to perfection. Sweet orange pop now that itís warmer and had a chance to evolve. Actually, the orange seems to be more on the sour side and more similar to Tic Tacs. Tastewise this is excellent. Damn, Iím falling asleep and I got 1.5 periods of the Detroit/Sharks game to go and the rest of this beer which is so good that no matter what I will drink it all even if I fall asleep and end up with the bottle protruding out of my back side.... again.... chocolate, big time whiskey, some harder hops and other related bitter things, this is very strong on the whiskey side which is very cool. Oatmeal, light citrus, notable alcohol throughout. Iíd say more but I just woke up after dozing off. Thick but not overly, long bitter and alcoholic finish with chocolate notes throughout. When I drink the next one Iíll add more if I missed any thing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2011
Wow! This has a huge head of whiskey and black malts. Pours with a huge head and is super dark. Pretty good lacing. There is a perfect menagerie of black malts, Whiskey barrel and %. Usually I wouldnít like to smell and taste so much % but it works with the whiskey flavour in there, it warms up your esophagus. Only looses marks because the % is so noticeable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrick767 (3397) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2011
bottle at RBSG 2010 - Pours black with a dark tan head. It has an aroma of dark roast malt, bourbon, and coffee. The excellent flavor is of dark roast malt and coffee. The bourbon is quite subdued. The body is pleasantly full. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintbypint (2379) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
650ml brown bottle. Black pour, opaque. Small creamy light brown coloured head which fades into a ring. No lacing. Chocolate malt nose, some smoke, light hint of alcohol. Flavour has intense chocolate malt, black coffee, toffee, citrus hops, brown sugar. Finish is roasty and chocolatey, late alcohol fade out. Some oaky dryness. Bitterness is there in the background. Smooth mouthfeel, full body, soft carbonation. Lovely big, mixed style stout. Comes together very well, amazing how drinkable this is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle shared during AZRBWG. Pour is deep brown/black with a khaki head. Aroma shows notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, and a touch of smoke. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of dark fruit and a hint of nuttiness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Thanks to Alex for this rare one, a 6 month aged stout in Crown Royal, gotta love that, big shout out to my homeboy DA the CR king....HUGE carbonation on this one, I can only pour about four onces with at least ten inches of head, really good retention, falls nice with a puffy eraser head top. Tons of lacing...Aroma is awesome, smells like crown, tons of sweet alcohol, wood, lots of vanilla...The taste is still pretty sweet, oak and vanilla, but not as strong, after such a great aroma, a slight let down...Feel is silky smoth, light warmness just smoothness. A huge surprise, especially after a couple so-so reviews. Worth seeking out

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2011
sampled during the 2011 RBWG weekendthe last vintage thanks to Kyle, pours black with a medium brown head. Aroma is pine, roast, coffee and tobacco. Flavor is dry as hell with lots of roast, maybe a touch of smoke and earthen hops in the finish. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1904) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle. Dark chocolate pour, a little lasting head and an aroma of a little sweet bourbon and chocolate. Flavor is also plenty of bourbon/whiskey, chocolate, malt and a slight hop bite. The aftertaste was warming booze and had a little too much effervesence. A really good beer, Iím hoping I can get my hands on another one someday!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Pours deep black with nice fizzy tan head, thanks Greg! Aroma has notes of chocolate, sweet toffee, some roast notes. Taste is sweet toffee, chocolate, leading into roast and bitter coffee. Nice brew, bit effervescent.

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