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Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Victoria, Canada
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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Imperial stout was originally brewed to satisfy the Czarist courts. Because it was transported across the freezing Baltic, Russian imperial stout was brewed with a high level of alcohol. Rich, flavourful, deep chocolate colour, with a roasted barley nose. Break down that wall... or conform & be dull.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (707) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
Couleur très sombre avec une petite mousse marron. L’arôme du chocolat et du malt. Le goût est fort de chocolat avec du malt grillée. Je ne trouve pas les notes de café. Très savoureux et très bonne mais il manque un finale d’houlon, selon moi.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours uh dark. Imperial stouts are good but typically they lack elegance and that’s why I rate them a tiny bit lower than average (though when they’re great the only word for that is transplendant... transpendant!"), I don’t think a lower-than average impy is any better than an average brown or bitter. This one, I think, is a bit lower than average because of the thinness and graininess; coffee and chocolate flavours are there but they both seem cheap. Soy sauce. Sorry, but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2013
pretty damn good stout good dark color nice brown head lots of choc and not wood like the barrel aged one all around a pretty alright stout except for that dirty metal taste i highly reccomend getting the barrel aged one

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Knappster (34) - - MAR 13, 2013
Bitter tasting room/ Vancouver- Reid The bar was on "drinking made easy The stout run- nice and flavorful - the brewer is big out here- good product ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1129) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
Part of the sampler tray at the bitter tasting room in Vancouver. Very strong rich in chocolate and coffee. High alcohol. Well done ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alreadydrunk (2) - - FEB 16, 2013 does not count
I guess this tastes like coffee and chocolate because those guys said so and it kind of does. I drank this second and it went down pretty easy. This is a good beer to drink after the first beer. Read this sentence second last.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Pours great with nice foamy mocha head but not so much lacing. Smells a liitle nutty with some booze and roast malt aromas. Medium consistency - light for style. Aftertaste is pretty light, doesnt stay with you long. A bit disappointing, actually. Had this bottle on sale at volos for $10! Great deal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (1780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012
650 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with thin tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate powder and burnt malt. Flavors of bitter dark chocolate. Dry and somewhat acidic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slimspady (184) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
Pours a nice black with little tan head. Roasted malts, chocolate, slight bitterness on the finish. Smooth, but I like my Imperial stouts heavier. Was oddly thin for 8.3. Decent flavor though. Alright brew.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Lagerboy (1230) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
Pitch black, thin brown head. Deep chocolate malt nose. Thin bitter chocolate and roasted malt taste. Flat, bitter and sour... a concoction only a beersnob could love, certainly not a lagerboy! DNFL (Definately Not For Lagerboys)


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