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

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RATINGS: 90   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (411) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
Rating based on notes from some time ago... One-year-old bottle. Black pour with a brown head. Boozy aroma, with chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and bready notes. Flavour is boozy, even after a year. Malty, with dark chocolate and vanilla. Very tasty, and I’d like to try it after being aged a bit more yet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (5577) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
22 oz bottle shared with the group. Pours dark brown to black in color with athin beige film. The aroma and flavor have bourbon, sweet notes, vanilla, chocolate, some roasted malt, dark fruit, wood with a mild splash of black coffee. Very smooth, the abv remains well hidden.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (1003) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
Pours an opaque black with a small light brown head with some lace. Aroma is bourbon, roasted malts, coffee, oak, and vanilla. Flavour is bourbon, fairly sweet, chocolate, roasted malts, mild alcohol, and a mild black licorice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1288) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
Pours an opaque black with a frothy dark brown head and tons of sticky lace. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts and oak. Taste is bourbon, roasted malts, alcohol, bitter chocolate and a nice warming from the alcohol on the finish. Excellent barrel aged imperial stout in terms of balance and flavor.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle. This is my third or fourth time having this, and I think it is time I rate it. Hearty near-black pour with a finely bubbled brown head that is slow to form but enduring. Aroma shows prominent bourbon barrel traits married to dense roast and chocolate notes. The palate is rich and silky, featuring sweet notes of toasted marshmallow, vanilla, coconut, treacle, some fudgey chocolate, hard roast. Very soft and rounded, not at all harsh. Also incredibly balanced, with the bourbon character in perfect marriage to the stout, complimenting one another and each elevating the other. Sublime.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
650 mL bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a snifter. Pours deep reddish black with a moderate tan head that fades slowly and leaves a small amount of lace. On the nose there are big notes of bourbon barrel, oak and vanilla, along with molasses, earth and roast malts. The flavour is moderately sweet with huge vanilla and bourbon barrel, along with molasses and roast malts. The finish is long and malty with big vanilla-bourbon notes. On the palate it is full in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice bourbon-aged imperial stout. The barrels are very prominent, but it remains well rounded. 2013-05-19

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (6574) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle. Nose of vanilla, coffee, bourbon. black with lace. Cloudy. Nice tart fruit flavor, chocolate, bourbon. Very smooth and soft. Great stuff.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1033) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle to tulip Caramel, bourbon, chocolate Dark brown with a thin tan head. Bourbon, coffee, vanilla and perfectly balanced. Hell of a beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimE (3263) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 7, 2013
Pitch black color, white head. Lovely nose of bourbon, sweet chocolate nose with tons caramel and nuts. Very smooth, bourbon, so well balanced . Lingering bourbon dark chocolate finish with a touch of oak. Really really fantastic.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with great retention and some good lacing. Aroma of bourbon with deep vanilla notes, some roasted malt with big black chocolate notes. Taste is also dominated by deep roasted malt notes with loads of black chocolates notes and some very well-balanced notes of bourbon with sumptuous vanilla notes. Body is quite full with rich creamy body and good carbonation for style with not much alcohol being apparent. Well-balanced imperial stout with superior used of barrel-aging treatment.


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