Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Anubis is your guide through the dark depths of this Java laden journey, featuring a deep black coffee crema and an intensely rich & roasted character. Methodically crafted with only the best espresso, this one-eyed jackal is no wild card.

mgermani's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - FEB 17, 2013
Pours a pitch black with a lovely loose tan head with decent retention. Musty rich coffee and sweet dark malt aroma, dark chocolate. Creamy mocha flavour - no doubt about either chocolate or coffee here. Light citrus hop character but very much backgrounded. Moderately thick but very creamy body with mild carbonation. This is really quite nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (775) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
Visual: Pours jet black with a very small disappearing head, thin hazy micro retention. Nose: sweet malty burnt roasted coffee. (lvl-10)-pungency Attack: slick-fizzy-tingly Mid-palate: more bubbly mouthfeel, (MAIN) roasted coffee, caramel malts, cola, hints of vanilla -> (lvl-6)-sweetness Finish: subdued sour, light roast, chocolate malt burnt bittersweet. Summary: Decent flavours, enjoyable. It feels a bit lacking in boldness; the mids end too quickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (611) - - MAY 28, 2015
650ml bottle. Thick, rich espresso with molasses and herbal notes. Nice and roasty with lingering bitter coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
simonblaine (472) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
Pours black , coffee couloured head that doesnít last. Coffee and roasted malts, add in chocolate to those two smells and you have the taste. Itís good, not thick enough for a my kind of stout, but itís pretty dang good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1662) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
Bomber, cellared one year. Deep dark hueless brown, mocha foam mostly fades. Promising aroma of dark roasted malt, coffee bean and chocolate. Taste is surprisingly lighter roast, more smooth milky chocolate than coffee, lightly sweet and barely bitter. Softer carbonation, light-medium body, low hopped. Nice enough, but quite lean for an Impy. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (910) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle. Inky black pour with a mocha head, not much retention. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, some dark roasty notes and a touch of marshmallow. Flavour is a touch boozy, medium bodied, fairly bitter and roasty with chocolate and sort of stale, bitter coffee. I love coffee, and coffee stouts, but this tastes like the dregs at the end of a pot of cheap drip coffee. Too bad, because the beer underneath isnít bad, and I had high hopes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3075) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
341ml brown bottle from the Snowcase. Deep brown/black with a thin looking light brown head. Nose has coffee, brown sugar and roasted malt. Taste has roasted malt, coffee, brown sugar. Dry finish with roast and mild coffee. Light lingering bitterness and no sign of alcohol. Medium body, gentle carbonation. Some good flavours, enjoyable, but a little mild overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oldschool_Mike (208) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a solid black colour with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Taste is about the same. If you're a fan of coffee you'll be a fan of this beer. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (896) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Not a bad stout, beautiful inky black pour with a tan head. Malty and chocolatey flavours but alsohad a weird bitter metallic taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbudd19 (911) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle shared by Willy, thanks bud! Dark black pour, thick mocha head. Aroma, mocha, coffee, vanilla, and roasted malts. Taste, mild coffee, dry roasted malts, a bit thin on the mouthfeel, very coffee forward. Overall, not bad, lacks a bit of complexity but overall pretty decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Well, in the past I hated their Espresso Stout but the Hammer was really good, so I have no idea what to expect. Very dark brown, thin brown head...looks good. Body is medium, some malt sweetness but maybe not enough to cover the coffee, which is clean but quite frankly boring. Canít use boring coffee in a coffee stout - itís the showpiece ingredient so it needs to be brighter and more complex. So overall, itís ok, but not great by any means.

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