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


on tap

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RATINGS: 78   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.

pintbypint's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pintbypint (2379) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markas101 (1784) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
65 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada, via Winnipeg. Jet black, rum and raisin aroma. Cherry sweet flavour, then a dark chocolate bitterness. More oak-sweet on the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3742) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle shared by ferris during RBWG í14. Poured an oily dense pitch black body with very little head. Aroma is nice, bourbon, vanilla, green veggies, lots of roastiness, dark wet toast. Bigger body than I was expecting, full with average carbonation. Flavor is good but not as nice as the aroma. Notes of dark toast, bourbon, vanilla extract and lots of roastiness. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
22 oz. bottle shared by Ferris- thanks again! Pours a deep, opaque brown with no head. Notes of brown sugar, bourbon, molasses, vanilla, chocolate, marshmallow, coconut, and dates. Medium-bodied, with a smooth mouthfeel and low carbonation. Nice bourbon barrel imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (5962) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle thanks to Ferris at the RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours near black with a grayish brown head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma has lots of raisin/dark fruit notes with sweet dark grains and bourbon backing. Flavor has sweet raisins and dark fruits with dark grains and bourbon in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (4903) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Sampleda t 2014 RBWG. Also, my first beer from Manitoba. Black, actually seems a bit purple. Winey aroma, with chocolate and coffee. Taste is smooth chocolate, lots of red wine, coffee, and a bit of a boozy finish. Not bad!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle shared by Ferris at RBWG. Pours black oil with small brown head. Nose and taste of bourbon, dark roast, vanilla, roast chocolate and old coffee. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle generously shared at the RBWG grand tasting. Nice warming alcohol with plenty of chocolate and marshmallow creme notes. Boozy kahlua lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (1707) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
RBWG Winter Gathering, Asheville, courtesy of Ferris. Pours a black color with white head. Roasty, bourbon, burnt, oak flavors. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9069) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, licorice, leather, prunes, and raisins, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant with dark fruits, alcohol, medium hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle @ RBWG. Pours a deep brown appearance with thin brown head. Dark chocolate and dark fruits. Whiskey. Moderately sweet. Coffee cake. Dark chocolate. Just fine.

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