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Half Pints $ellout $tout

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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
[2771-20100219] 650mL bottle. Smoky cucumber pickle juice aroma with hints of woody cask. Black red body with a big long-lasting foamy brown head. Barrel-aged cask rich roasted malt flavour is a little boozy and hints at red wine. Full body. Very tasty.
(w/ blankboy, garthicus, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2010
pours black as night with a tall brown head. Aroma is great big and malty with a very woody aroma and a very distinct rye smell. However the rye barrel is very prominent on the palate. This is a great stout big and malty with that strong oak flavour and distinctive rye sweetness.and a strong chocolate flavour in the finish. This is a very cool stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (4070) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 6, 2010
At a tasting, thanks Rick, pours black with tan head, powerful aroma of oak, whiskey, nuts, chocolate, orange and lime notes, flavor of pine, coffee, grapes and citrus, bitter towards the end. Medium to Full bodied. Great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (8627) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 3, 2010
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks David C. Black with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, woody notes, acidic berries and some coffee hints. Flavor is sweet upfront with roasted malt, chocolate notes and some fruitiness and continues dry with coffee, light alcohol hints and some hops. Full silky body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomer (2254) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 27, 2010
At a tasting, no head, black colour with some lighter brownish taints, aroma of mocha,vanila, milk chocolate and lightly roasted coffee, flavour of dark fruits, dark chocolate and coffee, medium to big body, bice long acidic aftertaste with some roastiness in the end. Excellent stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - FEB 26, 2010
Bottle at a tasting: massive mocca, lime sorvet, wet wood, toasted bread, oaky, cherries jam, very rich, creamy and full bodied, great stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8670) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2010
2010-02-19. Black body with a nice creamy beige head. Rich aroma, roast and whisky touches that are prominent but not over the top. Flavour sis similar, warming alcohol, oak, whisky. Warm and oaky alcohol in the finish. Smooth medium bodied palate. Very solid stout. The barrel aging is relatively restrained but still gets to be a bit much for my own tastes after a while. Still, rather nice. Bottle via trade with Savvy1982

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
Black with a thick head. The aroma has bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, light nuts and maybe a hint of barrel and booze. Full bodied. Rich chocolate body with hints of bourbon. Nice lacing down the glass. Very nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2010 A - Rich toasted aroma with chocolate under tones A - Very dark with a frothy brown head T - Bitter, with sweet notes P - Full flavour, with nice frothy head O - Strong beer with a powerful flavour, very complexed...great job

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle. First off - totally worth the 12 hour drive to Winnipeg. Pours black, but not inky like some stouts, thin creamy head, good lacing, though not exceptional. Nose is creamy and roasty, some fruit, more coffee/chocolate, plus a toasty, creamy, coconut aroma, unquestionably coming from the rye barrel. Palate is better than the nose, big coconut and roast, soft, correct carbonation, bananas, toast, sweet whiskey, nice roast, mild coffee and chocolate. Very good, especially for a Canadian effort, but maybe just a bit thin, Id like to see this with more body. Overall very very good.

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