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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Winnipeg, Canada
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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pintbypint (2610) - Edmonton, Alberta, - SEP 4, 2013
650ml brown bottle. Label is photocopied and doesnít have a bar code, itís also attached with 2 thick strips of packing tape...9.6 % abv, not 11.6%...uhm...is this really this beer...? Black pour, canít see through this. Tiny brown head that just holds on long enough to be noticed. Nose has excellent rich bourbon, big alcohol but itís 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 itís one of the better bourbon barrel aged stouts Iíve had. Rewarding.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (6042) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DedicatedToFun (2596) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Thanks, GT2. Black pour, brown head, nose is coffee, taste is coffee, some chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3307) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2014
This beer here, this beer I had @ the Grand Tasting... Compliments of some kind soul... that I assume is from the good old days.
Pours basically black with a small but well retained head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is chocolate and roasty with some sweeter raisin and port wine notes. Itís defiantly got some coffee going on in there... itís a big bouquet on this one.

The flavor is rich & chocolaty... like the the point of fudge like. ITís got a good bit of vanilla and warming booziness. Itís got a nice coffee like roastiness throughout. The barrel character is nicely integrated here for sure.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3477) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Sample at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours almost black with a decent tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and malt. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, roasted malt, and wood. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4000) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG14 Grand Tasting - Pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has chocolate, vanilla, oak and light grainy wood. It has a full rich body with soft carbonation. The flavor starts with oak, roast, bitterness and dark chocolate. The finish is rough and shows alcohol and grainy oak. Enjoyable imperial stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7442) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
650ml bottle. Black pour. Tons of chocoalte notes, spcie notes, bourbon is not too heavy, not alcoholic or boozy. Loved it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4965) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Sampled at RBSG. Softer bourbon aroma and flavor. Chicory and grains. Seeds. Coffee, soy, bourbon, vanilla, barrel, heat,. Hops are hard to find.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11007) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle @ GTís Cat Cabana. Thanks, GT. Black pour with a khaki head. Fumy alcohol aroma up front. Roasted malt, bourbon, brandy, and grape. Some vanilla, brown sugar, and chocolate syrup. A bit of graham cracker, as well. The flavor is pleasantly sweet. Lots of bourbon, vanilla, and graham cracker. Some roasted malt, a bit of bitter dark chocolate, sweet chocolate syrup, and burnt sugar. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8461) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
> A near cognac barrel expressive rich, bitter RIS

[ Bottle ][ cards04 ][ 651mL ][ Trade ][ Tired Hands Stemware ][ 4/26/14 ]
>> Pours inky with red foam, spotty lacing. Nose is cognac barrel, intense fumey cognac, rum raisin, tomato style bourbon, huge dark alcohol. Taste is rum raisin, graham cracker, malted milk balls, baking chocolate. Rich, bitter palate with no sugar. Excellent.

>!< :O

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2341) - JAPAN - APR 24, 2014
Enjoyed this, but perhaps not quite as much as others. All the hallmark IRS flavours without really coming out and giving itís own take on the style. Still a wonderfully crafted, almost faultless beer. But sometimes the small faults are the defining characteristics in the masterpiece.


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