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


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SlovakSniper (5197) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2016
Merci Tony pour cette bouteille! Un corps visqueux et sa coiffe de punk. Un nez fantastique de chocolat, de fruits, de vanille, de cognac, de mélasse, de réglisse et de malts rôtis contenus. Des saveurs délicieuses, à l’image de la complexité des arômes, riches comme un intelligent dessert et langoureuses comme les lèvres ivres de ma femme. Un corps velouté qui caresse chaque papille avec la même attention. Une finale douce avec cette volonté rôtie et barriquée de rendre le tout bien facile. Superbe!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (3297) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle 650ml. Thx Huxxy. Pours jet black with low beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of coffee, fruits, roasted malt. Taste is of raisins, roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, molasses, fruits, some acidity. Palate: Warming alcohol. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Overall: Very nice, complex. European-style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (3410) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2016 Pours a dark dark brown with a beige rim that leaves some lacing. Nose has a slight fruity character but is mostly roasty/chocolatey. Some light alcohol (bourbon I guess) also. Taste is pretty boozy with flavors of molasses, chocolate and light grapes. Hot, hot, hot. Body is medium-full and carbonation medium. Overall I thought it was good but I would have preferred if it with a softer alcohol profile. Feels like it’s way more than 8%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (7892) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2015
bottle shared by huxxy, many thanks bro! pours unclear very dark browm with a nice light beige cap, reviving and nice lacing. roasted fruity maltiness, lightly tart red fruits, red grapes, dry molasses, earthy and woodsy, peppery and spicy. light to low carbonation, medium body - oily; semi-sweet, creamy and smoky-spicy finish. excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5642) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle shared, thanks Duffman! Opaque black pour with frothy tan head. Aroma is fruity, light smokiness, molasses, light licorice, oak. Taste is sweet, light roasty sourness, vanilla, molasses, light smokiness. Palate is med-full bodied with good carbonation. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1826) - Edmonton, 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 (12939) - 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 (1003) - 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 (9148) - 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 (8196) - 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!

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