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Sawdust City Long, Dark Voyage to Uranus

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

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2976) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
RBAG 2015. From a brown 750ml. A dense brown/black colour. Headless. Nose has nut and chocolate, roasty. Taste is bitter and roasty with dark chocolate. Ends quite roasty and bitter. Body was medium, soft texture. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1290) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle to tulip Chocolate, light coffee, some caramel. Dark brown, no head. Chocolate, coffee, and rye.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8057) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2015. Very dark brown, copper highlights. Very nutty chocolate character, dry roast, low sweetness. Cool.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (899) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle thanks to Duff. Appearance is thick black with light mocha head. Aroma is nutty chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee. Taste is roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, peanuts, and coffee. Not bad, lots of chocolate and peanuts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (8104) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle - Dark roast, nutty, and dark chocolate. Jet black brown with a light brown head. Dark roast bitterness and a long burnt finish. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2284) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Tap. Pours a dark brown/black. Light treacly, light coffee aroma. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Milk and dark choc, treacle, lemon, orange... OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2015
Black with a decent beige head. Aroma is liquorice, chocolate, roast, hint of anise. Full bodied, slightly oily mouthfeel, roasty on the palate with a long, astringent finish. Taste is dark chocolate, liquorice, charred wood. A little tannic.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gethinbeer (2367) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
Deep jet black pour with a frothy tan head and lace. Chocolate malt aroma with a roasted coffee influence. Delicious full bodies flavour, liquorice, coffee, dark chocolate, fudge cake goodness. Silky texture. Lovely dark alcoholic finish. Little sticky but a gorgeous beer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlennHendry (129) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
Really, really smooth stout and the alcohol isn’t felt until long after I’ve left the bar. Not much on the nose but plenty of dark chocolate and licorice on the swallow. Some dark fruits, pine, toast and coffee as well. Easy drinking for an extra strong beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yourilevesque (486) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
Cette bière noire comme l’espace sidéral porte bien son nom. Bière? Dessert? Difficile à dire, tant on est proche de la sweet stout ici. Beau col de mousse de couleur mocha et abondant décantant tel celui d’une riche cream ale. Une fois la mousse remontée à la surface, le tout se stabilise parfaitement et la démarcation est nette. Le nez est léger et manque de complexité: on sent des céréales rôties, du café, mais plus un café de percolateur qu’un espresso, de la colle??? En bouche, la bière affiche des traits de caractère affirmés mais sans raffinement. Le liquide coule en bouche avec lourdeur et laisse sur son sillon une traînée de sucre très encombrante, voire presque écoeurante. On aspire à la venue d’une acidité libératrice et rafraîchissante mais celle-ci se fait attendre. C’est lourd et fatiguant à boire. Cette bière est à mon avis très unidirectionnelle et manque de complexité. Le poids de cette bière la rend difficile à boire.


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