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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Winnipeg, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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Our bourbon barrel aged imperial. Different base recipe than the $ellout.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6204) - 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 (6490) - 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 (5013) - 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 (7902) - , 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 (1470) - 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 (1985) - 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 (9400) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle @ RBWG. Pours a deep brown appearance with thin brown head. Dark chocolate and dark fruits. Whiskey. Moderately sweet. Coffee cake. Dark chocolate. Just fine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (4872) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is deep sweet chocolate bourbon, and coffee. Sweet chocolate good malt like bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation. nice beer

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Wow. One of Canada’s best Imperial Stouts. Pours out a completely dark back with a thin tan head. The nose is sweet and woody with tons of bourbon notes and boozy roasted notes. Beautiful roasted malts, chocolate, espresso, and light vanilla notes blend well with huge bourbon wood notes. Delicious well rounded, incredibly heavy palate with gorgeous bourbon barrel flavours. Overall, a full body with thick smooth mouthfeel. Just awesome.


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