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

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our bourbon barrel aged imperial. Different base recipe than the $ellout. Batch #2 ETA - Fall 2015.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimE (4547) - 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 (5476) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10337) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
Everything big expected from a RIS, with coconut, and big bitterness from hops (to point of astringency). Above average mouthfeel. Roasty. Bottle from Rutager.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (11215) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
650mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of pure molasses, bourbon barrels, vanilla and treacle. Flavour is similar, bringing out notes of molasses, loads of bourbon barrels, vanilla and booze. This is quite boozy, but amazingly complex - full of molasses and bourbon/vanilla. Awesome stuff - the best of this brewery.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thb (788) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
Thick and black, minimal head. Strong dark chocolate and coffee. Toast. Christmas pudding. Vanilla. Oak. Alcohol well masked. A really, really tasty beer. Sweetness is maybe a touch cloying on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ (chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig) by chriso - London ].

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, bourbon, laber laver, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, alcohol, bourbon, chocolate, laber larver. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20130810]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Thanks Mike for sharing! This was a super tasty bourbon barrel aged beer. Rich smooth and sweet and bitter. I loved it! Very pleasant to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1956) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle thanks to kbudd19. Black with a beige head. Aroma is liquorice, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, fig, oak. Velvety mouthfeel, bittersweet on the palate, slightly hot finish. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, bourbon. Could use a little more aging.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8920) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2013
No head to speak of; reddish tinted black beer. Sweet, alcoholic, roasted, caramel & toffee, Bourbon. More bitter-roasted than sweet initially, but then the Bourbon-vanilla jumps up, leaving sweet, but also wry-bitter flavours lingering on. Very well-bodied, oily viscous, and a bit undercarbonated. Impressive on first sight, but again one to taste but once.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (5584) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Hella thanks to kbudd19 for this bottle. Pours pitch black with a small brown creamy head and nice lacing. Aroma hits you with roastiness, coffee, bourbon, vanilla. Flavor is the same, very nice mix of stouty and bourbon notes, with vanilla and oak tannins ever present. Lightly sweet and medium bitter, almost too bitter. Medium plus body, nice and creamy. This is a great effort, a bit short on complexity, but very nice nonetheless.


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