RateBeer
overall
100
94
style
Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Winnipeg, Canada
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our bourbon barrel aged imperial. Different base recipe than the $ellout.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2014
Huge thanks to Kbudd19! Pour is deep black with a brown head. Aroma hits you during the pour Roasted malt, dark fruit, bourbon, oak. The aroma just invites you to take that first sip. Taste is creamy, oak, fruit, bourbon, roasted malt, char, black patent malt bitterness, hops at the end. Lacing registers on each sip. Very tasty! Leaves a wonderful mouth feel and aftertaste. Yeah Canada!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markas101 (1843) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
65 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada, via Winnipeg. Jet black, rum and raisin aroma. Cherry sweet flavour, then a dark chocolate bitterness. More oak-sweet on the finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4013) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle shared by ferris during RBWG ’14. Poured an oily dense pitch black body with very little head. Aroma is nice, bourbon, vanilla, green veggies, lots of roastiness, dark wet toast. Bigger body than I was expecting, full with average carbonation. Flavor is good but not as nice as the aroma. Notes of dark toast, bourbon, vanilla extract and lots of roastiness. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
22 oz. bottle shared by Ferris- thanks again! Pours a deep, opaque brown with no head. Notes of brown sugar, bourbon, molasses, vanilla, chocolate, marshmallow, coconut, and dates. Medium-bodied, with a smooth mouthfeel and low carbonation. Nice bourbon barrel imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6639) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 15, 2014
UPDATED: APR 28, 2014 Bottle thanks to Ferris at the RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours near black with a grayish brown head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma has lots of raisin/dark fruit notes with sweet dark grains and bourbon backing. Flavor has sweet raisins and dark fruits with dark grains and a strong bourbon in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5143) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Sampleda t 2014 RBWG. Also, my first beer from Manitoba. Black, actually seems a bit purple. Winey aroma, with chocolate and coffee. Taste is smooth chocolate, lots of red wine, coffee, and a bit of a boozy finish. Not bad!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8432) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle shared by Ferris at RBWG. Pours black oil with small brown head. Nose and taste of bourbon, dark roast, vanilla, roast chocolate and old coffee. Full bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle generously shared at the RBWG grand tasting. Nice warming alcohol with plenty of chocolate and marshmallow creme notes. Boozy kahlua lingers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
RBWG Winter Gathering, Asheville, courtesy of Ferris. Pours a black color with white head. Roasty, bourbon, burnt, oak flavors. Pretty nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9697) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, licorice, leather, prunes, and raisins, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant with dark fruits, alcohol, medium hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4 5 6 7 8 9


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50