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


on tap

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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.

GuillaumeCL's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 11, 2013
Pours an opaque black with a little tan head. Smell is a whole lot of coffee and a bit of chocolate. Palate is medium bodied though lacks a bit of carbonation. Taste is slightly sweet at first then gets bitter with lots of roasty flavour, before going into a long lasting bitter aftertaste. Also some good alcohol warmness in the throat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Raistlin (219) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
Pours really dark and rich. Has really thick texture with dark brown foam that sticks around and is very thick and tasty. Big coffee/roast tones in the aroma as well as some dark fruits a touch of vanilla and some wet hay. Big hefty body and substantial mouth feel, roasty-coffee-fruity in front with a decent hop bite - long drying finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
___Steve___ (42) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
Deep space dark black pours like burnt oil dripping out of a rusted ford. Thick frothy brown butter colour head. Sturdy bubbles and a long ring a lacing. Spiritus oak aroma with some astringency backed by heavy nites of offee and dark macerated fruits like raisins and dates. Smooth and warming balanced flavour, easy drinking. Aged oaky flavour, faintly bitter in the end which clarifies and prepares the palate for a spicy charring finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MisoW (2525) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle from my Secret Summer Santa 2015, robinvboyer, thank you very much. Pours nearly black color, dark beige head. Aroma of cocoa, coffee, dark chocolate, dried fruits. Taste is sweet, medium bitter, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, plums. Nice coffee bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (3074) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1416) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle to tulip Chocolate, light coffee, some caramel. Dark brown, no head. Chocolate, coffee, and rye.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8318) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (911) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (8954) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2291) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (1887) - 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.

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