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


on tap


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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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.

pintbypint's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pintbypint (2938) - Edmonton, Alberta, - SEP 4, 2013
650ml brown bottle. Label is photocopied and doesn’t have a bar code, it’s also attached with 2 thick strips of packing tape...9.6 % abv, not 11.6%...uhm...is this really this beer...? Black pour, can’t see through this. Tiny brown head that just holds on long enough to be noticed. Nose has excellent rich bourbon, big alcohol but it’s ok as it was expected, super rich, deep chocolate. Taste has rich dark and roasted malts, deep dark chocolate and woody barrel notes are noticeable. Bitterness is a bit milder than expected. The finish has deep roasted malts, very woody, dryness with chocolate notes. Full mouthfeel, carbonation supports the beer appropriately. Final thoughts are this beer is an excellent rich bourbon barrel stout, great for sipping or pulling extended gulps out of the glass. It goes down with ease either way, smoothness is there but the beer shows it elements well, the drinkability is top notch. Simply put it’s one of the better bourbon barrel aged stouts I’ve had. Rewarding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3736) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2015
Dark beer with a short foamy brown head. Nice warming nose of bourbon and dried fruit. This is a great example of using a barrel to enhance a beer. Buttery bourbon alcohol, rich vanilla, molasses sweetness and some dark toast. Very smooth and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4955) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Thanks to Brian for sharing this one. Initial aroma of alcohol, which is also on the palate. Heavily roasted grain, and bourbon dominates any other flavors that might have been there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown color, almost black. Aroma of prunes, raisins, dates, dark chocolate. Taste has rich chocolate, dark fruit. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (313) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle shared by Bvery...thanks! Pours jet black with minimal head. Strong bourbon aroma. Tastes a little boozy wit a little wood character. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (2193) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle shared at Steazy’s- thabks guys! Dark black pour. Boozy and an excellent balance of malty goodness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Black, small tan head. Big bourbon aroma. Thick, chocolatey, lots of bourbon. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bomber from Andrew - thanks! Deep dense dark pour with a beige head. Roasty, wood, bourbon, ashy. Wonderful. Full dense palate. Love this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6135-20140121] Bottle. Roasty dark fruit aroma hints at a bandaid background. Black body with a quick foamy tan head. Roasted fruity bourbon flavour has a bit of a sweet finish. Full body. Nice balance overall but just a little too much bourbon for my preference. (7/4/7/4/16) 3.8
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dresden (1153) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
Hmmm, i dont know why i dont have a rate for this, i remember getting a bottle from northropfrye so...sorry and thank you! Love this stuff. Oily black, with a coffee and oak nose. Taste is licorice, coffee, vanilla, bourbon although the age seems to have mellowed it a bit. Fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (7231) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bomber. Pours a pure black color with a small beige head. A big sweet whiskey barrel nose. The flavor is vanilla, hot whiskey, oak, chocolate, dark fruit. Very damn good.

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