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

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ (chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig) by chriso - London ].

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, bourbon, laber laver, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, alcohol, bourbon, chocolate, laber larver. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20130810]

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30631) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’13. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate and bourbon aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate and bourbon flavor. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon and chocolate finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , 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%.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13156) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10547) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle @ GT’s 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10419) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10405) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate, coffee, vanilla wood and bourbon alcohol aroma. Moderate to heavy dark sweet toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a moderate to heavy dark sweet and small bourbon alcohol bite finish of medium to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - 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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