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Half Pints Le Temps Noir

Formerly brewed at 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%
Our bourbon barrel aged imperial. Different base recipe than the $ellout.

Batch #2 ETA - Fall 2015.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (4155) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
Bouteille de 650ml partagée par Patrick. Bière brune foncée avec une mousse brune. Un nez tout en whiskey, bourbon, ce qui veut dire…boisé. La bouche brûle tant l’alcool est chaud. Elle est mince pour une bière de ce type. Bière complètement mangée par la barrique. Pas pour moi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle shared by Colin @ Craft. Cheers fella. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is quite ashy. Plenty of scorched earth. Coffee bean, dark chocolate. Sweet Boston cream pie. The taste is burnt brown sugar, peanut brittle. More earthy accents. Hints of vanilla and wood. Slightly hot. Full body, oily. Overall, quite nice stuff. A good example of a BBA imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (4920) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
Une bouteille de 65 cl offerte par kbudd19. Thanks! Une robe brune foncée et ses contours rouges. Un bon col mousseux qui fond rapidement. Un nez complètement noir et habilement malté sur lequel se plaque un bourbon trop envahissant. Des saveurs chocolatées déconstruites par la présence du bourbon et de son côté boisé. Pourquoi vouloir tout masquer? En bouche, un liquide au corps velouté et au pétillement doux. Une finale plutôt chaude et intense de bourbon caramélisé. Ce type de bière impériale dans laquelle l’eau-de-vie comprime presque tout ne me plaît pas particulièrement. Enfin, loin d’être détestable, cette grosse foncée est réellement destinée aux amateurs de bourbon à la bière.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - massive thanks to Colin for sharing this whale. Pours pitch black with a thick and creamy beige-brown head. Burnt toast in the nose, some burnt marshmallows, roasted malts, dark chocolate. Medium to big sweet flavor but not at all cloying, with gooey chocolate, burnt bread, dark fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate warmth at the end with bitter dark chocolate, light alcohol, dry wood, dirt, cocoa. Great stuff. Good balance, good depth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marheb (4593) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Une bière à l’onctuosité décadente et avec le profil des saveurs apparenté à la bcbs. Chocolat au lait, café noir, vanille, coco, bourbon, tanins dociles, un véritable lait frappé.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5525) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle, merci David! Opaque black pour with a thin veil of brown foam. Really solid bourbon aroma, just the right amount of sweet, sticky bourbon notes, vanilla, and a light oak touch, tons and tons of chocolate aroma, fudge, dark chocolate, light roasty notes complement everything well. Taste is sweet but not too desserty, really chocolaty, lots of vanilla, well dosed bourbon flavor. Palate is rich and silky, right amount of carbonation. Excellent

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2013 Bottle from Kbudd19, thanks Kevin!! Aroma is amazing! Wonderful notes of smooth bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, woods, a little hint of smoke, raisins and dark fruits with molasses and cafe mocha. There is this very interesting subtle hint of dough or coconut right in the middle. It’s subtle but gets a little stronger as it warms. It’s not really pronounced but it’s there in that long black veil of bourbon, vanilla and chocolate passion. Extremely good nose. My first thoughts were of bourbon barrel aged Dark Lord or GI Rare. It’s very close but not quite as velvety. It is however one of the best Bourbon RIS that I’ve ever smelled and I was not expecting anything other than another bourbon bomb from an average brewer. Boy was I surprised. Black hue with a small tan head that mostly diminished and left no lace. Flavor is very sweet and medium heavy bitter. Palate is very full bodied and oily with soft carbonation. Long finish. Overall I was really impressed and caught off guard by this brew. A little long on the finish but it’s easily right up there with KBS or GIBCS for sure. Well done Half Pints, keep it up!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (984) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2013
Well this number 100. Pours like thick oil sludge with brown tan head. The smell is a straight punch of roasty bourbon awesomeness, even my girlfriend who does not dig beer thinks this smells "interesting" and tastes "nice" and believe me thats saying something for a imp stout cause she usually hates these suckers. There is lots of sweet vanilla up front, it has a smooth creamy like finish with bits of oak from the barrel..I could go on but yea this shit is freaking awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dpaquet (417) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
Pours a pitch black with little brown head that dissapear quickly. Strong aromas of vanilla, milk chocolate, bourbon, oak. Taste is full of milk chocolate, vanilla, oak, roasted malts. Texture is super silky, full body, and low to medium carbonation. Wow. This one is very impressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
Aroma is tantalizing - bourbon, dark chocolate, bready, malty nose with a bit of sweetness. Taste is complex - taking several sips to get a sense of it. Bourbon, dark chocolate, and espresso notes. Not as sticky and sweet as others in the style - which is well received by me. Very drinkable for the intensity and ABV. Fantastic offering and something no beer geek should overlook. For Canadian beer geeks, you are doing yourself a real disfavour to not get yourself a bottle or tasting of this gem. Beg, borrow, steal, or trade your way to a bottle - trust me.

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