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

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RATINGS: 103   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16728) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
At Chriso pre GBBF Shindig 2013. Black beer lasting tan head. Chocolate sponge aroma. A decent imperial stout some boozy heat on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (39085) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
22 fl oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan to brown head. Aroma is dark malty, breadish and chocolate. Smooth malty, chocolate and dark roasted malty. Mild bourbon smooth and mellow malty. Dark malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2984) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
Pours black with a dark beige head. Aroma is bourbon sweetness, mocha and roasted malts. Taste is coffee, roasted malts and big sweet bourbon alcohol sting. A little too boozy for me. Needs to sit a bit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnurda (1234) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottled sample from the brewery. Great tasting beer. Another winner from Dave and the fellad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (11560) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle, many thanks to Colin. It pours opaque black with a medium tan head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, marshmallow, vanilla, toasted coconut and cocoa. The taste is roasted malt, toast, earth, cocoa, vanilla, coconut, warming alcohol, earth, light charcoal and mild acidity with a dry, roasty finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Good depth and well-integrated flavour. Not over the top thankfully. Rather well done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bendrixian (1454) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
Tan head with a jet black colour. Huge aroma, hot and alcoholic note, oak and roast mixed with chocolate, burbon and vanilla. Has a hint of diacetyl on aroma as well. Full bodied brew with a hot finish and burbon and buttery texture. very big beer and some tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
26th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell Tasting. Thanks our Colin. Opaque dark brown - black beer. Good tan head. Palate is light, soft, fluffy and a little dry. Very fluffy light dark malts! Whispers of roast and coffee. Decent bourbon, somewhat spicy. Trace of vanilla. Quite a dry finish. I wrote this down as 9.6%.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BreWedge (458) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
658 ml bottle via Piscator34. Pours a near black with a large cascading mocha head. Aromas are caramel, licorice, molasses, oak, alcohol and tons of roastiness. Tastes are strong bitter oak and alcohol (if I were a bourbon drinker I suspect I would have said bourbon instead), with some roasty malts and perhaps some coffee and chocolate in the background. Big on the palate, moderate carbonation, and a lingering aftertaste reminiscent of the big oak. This stuff tastes like it belongs in the barrel a St. Bernard would carry around when rescuing lost skiers. Full disclosure requires that I indicate I’m not a bourbon drinker or a fan of imperial stouts.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
Near black pour with a toffee coloured head. Vanillan wood, bourbon, chocolate. Really well integrated nose. A little warm on the palate with flavours of wood, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16006) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle split at CBC tasting, thanks to MJ for trading me this one, 26/06/13. Mid black with a dirty tan head that dissipates to a light film. Nose is big dark roast, subtle bourbon, oaky, bitter chocolate, sugars, toffee fudge. Taste comprises cocoa, dark toffee, oaky, good trace of booze, sugars, big roast bite. Full bodied, soft carbonation making for an easy drinking impy, good boozey hit in the finish but well integrated and not OTT. A very good impy stout, well balanced carrying a boozey kick but well integrated in this respect.


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