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Sawdust City Long, Dark Voyage to Uranus

Brewed by Sawdust City Brewing Company
Style: Imperial Stout
Gravenhurst, Canada
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
A big and bold Imperial Stout. Brewed with lots of roasted and chocolate malts, with a touch of special sugar added in to give that little something extra. Very, very black and very strong. Just the thing to curl up with while the snow flies!

Designed to withstand the grueling voyage from Earth to Uranus, Long Dark Voyage is a stout of the highest order. Ass-puckeringly bitter and dry as a bone, thus dark chocolate treat is quite dangerous and will sneak up on you from behind if you don’t keep your wits about you. You’ve been warned!

Last year’s offering was a mere 8.5%, but Sam boosted the ABV up a notch for 2015.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Karol (877) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2016
Tapped at Bar Hop in Toronto. Pitch black color. Super creamy beige 1 inch head. Weaker Mild aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, espresso, minor milk chocolate. Taste mirrors the aroma plus red fruits like cherries, apples, warming alcohol, bitterness, a bit sour. Dry bitter chocolate finish. Overall good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2016
650ml bottle. Black in colour with a thin but long lasting tan head, excellent lacing. The aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, light liquorice. The flavour has lots of chocolate, roasted malts, some vanilla, liquorice, moderate sweetness. Roasty mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes long and roasty, sweet. A really good imperial stout, high drinkability. Nice balance, alcohol hidden well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (1180) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2016
can 9.5%. Poured near black with a tan head. Very sweet roasted malt aroma. Full body, tight carbonation, slick oily mouthfeel with a lingering dry finish. Robust roasty flavour, notes of coffee, treacle, smokey. A bit sour with lots of herbal hops lends to quite a bitter ending.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1654) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2016
Canette 473ml. Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka foncée riche, crémeuse et persistante laissant une dentelle baveuse. Arôme de malt torréfié, café, côté fruité, grains de café, cendré. Goût de malt torréfié, café noir, chocolat, alcool, bonne amertume, grains rôtis. Carbonatation moyenne-faible, corps dense, soyeuse

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7063) - Utah, USA - JAN 12, 2016
16oz can from Secret Santa
Pours black with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and roast coffee. Flavors of dark malts, caramel, ashy, roasted coffee and sweet chocolate
A good, solid Imp Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
QcBeer (136) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
Nez de doux chocolat noir et de malt légèrement brulé! En bouche, c’est somptueux et liquoreux.. Goût malté et grain de café grillé, de chocolat noir. Plus elle se réchauffe, plus les notes d’alcool monte au cerveau! En final, petite amertume caféiné!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (7832) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2016
can. pours clear very dark brown if not oily black with a reviving and creamy beige cap, nice lacing. brown and dark chcocolate maltiness, hint of smoke, minty citrus and resin/pine; burnt demerara, cocoa liquor, very spicy - cumin and carvi; soy sauce - salt. moderate carboantion, medium to full body - oily; smooth yet assertive piney finish. tons of salty bitter and smooth milk chocolate. i’m guessing this year’s version is quite different judging by previous ratings. particularly solid big hoppy stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (854) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2016
473ml can. Black opaque body, medium chocolate head with good retention and plenty of lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, burned toast, licorice, light coffee, cocoa. Taste of burned coffee, leather, burned sugar, ash, herbs. Lovely brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsandBolts (258) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2016
453 ml can from the LCBO.

Appearance: Pours opaque black with no light coming through even when held up to the light. Slight tan head.

Aroma: Burnt malt, caramel.

Flavours: Burnt malt.

Mouthfeel: Average viscosity and carbonation.

Overall: Good but not a lot of flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkoR (948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2015
473 ml can from the LCBO. Pours a deep black colour with a huge tan head with lots of lacing and retention. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. Aroma is similar, plus caramel. Excellent!

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