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Half Pints Le Temps Noir

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
Our bourbon barrel aged imperial. Different base recipe than the $ellout.

Batch #2 ETA - Fall 2015.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6013) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14616) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1543) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (3129) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11979) - Escondido, California, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10446) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5741) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (2405) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 2014-01-21. Black body with a modest tan head that fades. Aroma is lightly boozy, modest sweet bourbony vanilla, muted dark malt core. Flavour is quite rich, with a dark malty core, mild bourbon notes with lots of sweet vanilla highlights and a very rich overall impression. Fairly bitter actually, which lingers in the finish and helps balances it out slightly. 7++ Medium to full bodied palate, moderate carbonation. 3++ Very nice stuff, the barrel is both restrained and strong and just a touch too much for my tastes. Bottle cellared at least 9 months via trade with Ferris.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
[Bottle (650ml) shared with HogTownHarry, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o j&m] Pours a dark ruby-brown with a small lasting frothy light-brown head. Aroma has lots of vanilla, some wood, alcohol, roasted malt, chocolate and brown sugar. Flavour is sweet and malty along with vanilla, chocolate, brown sugar, alcohol and dark fruit. Medium bodied. Pretty good but too barrel-aged for my liking.

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