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Scotch Irish John By Imperial Stout

Kichesippi Beer Company
Formerly brewed at Heritage Brewing Limited

Style: Imperial Stout
Ottawa, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Our John By Imperial Stout is so deep brown in colour you might as well say it is black. This ale’s powerful malt flavour is not overwhelmed by its alcohol content. Just the thing to ward off the cold of a Canadian winter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fhoublon (428) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Bouteille de 341 ml achetée dans une LCBO de Ottawa. Dégustée le 19 juin 2008 (snifter). Bière brune très foncée, quasi opaque. Mousse beaucoup, col très épais, grossier et très durable. Peu effervescente. Odeur de café bien présente, de chocolat noir. Assez forte, moyennement sucrée, très amère en finale. Goût de chocolat noir marqué, plutôt sec. Pas trop lourde ni sirupeuse, alcool bien caché. Un peu mince, manque de profondeur.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
(355ml stubby bottle) Samped at EskimoDave’s houseparty. 8.5% very mellow. Creamy, cold coffee - low bitterness. Full bodied and good flavor. Solid. 6/3/6/3/12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
4-year aged 341 ml bottle from czar ; thanks mate. Contents exploded upon opening, lost about 1/4 of the beer on my kitchen counter. Disappointment ensued. Pours an orange tinted black with a nice, thick, long-lasting brown-beige head. Smell is chocolate, hazelnut, roast. Taste is molasses, milk chocolate, vanilla, roast. Finish is strangely metallic. Very subtle hints of floral hops. Metallic, molasses taste linger on. Very thick body, viscous, oily mouthfeel. Weak carbonation. I felt it somewhat lacked in punch, for an Imperial, but maybe was it because of its age? Guess I’ll never find out...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9310) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Red Stripe-shaped bottle shared by lushawn- thanks again, LiShawon! Pours a deep, opaque brown with no head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, charred wood, and nuts. Flavor of dark fruits, earth, roast, nuts, and molasses. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
bottle. aroma of coffee, light creamy roast, vanilla, dry cocoa powder. taste is bitter dark chocolate, touch of molasses. dry. pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7353) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Not sure if this is really retired or not. If so, I certainly shouldnt be drinking a bottle for 4 bucks at the Rhino. Pours with a creamy reddish hue head. Thick n black. Smell has boozy malt and some coffee, some cacao full on with the sour after that the raw fruit brings in Brazil. But that sour doesnt come till the aftertaste. No idea how old this is. Stubby.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chris__hartley (393) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2011
The aroma of this is very light, with some sweet malts, but nothing utterly distinguishable. It pours a lovely deep dark brown with an light almond thick head, that lingers quite some. For taste, perhaps one of the more subtle stouts i’ve had - dark liquorice, dark cherries, and an alcoholic taste - contrary to what the commercial description states. The mouth feel is moderately full-bodied. All in all a mediocre stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dink (50) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2011
Near black pour with heavy root beer head. Toffee, wood, liquid smoke, sourness. Coffee, bitter chocolate, roast, kind of a burnt vegetal, liquid smoke taste. Slick sourness, not a creamy taste. Thin mouthfeel, might have liked a more robust malt body. Finish is dry, bitter coffee. Not loving it. Smell is grossly overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2011
pours black, brown head. pretty standard for an imperial stout. heavy creamy mouthfeel. not bad, hard to drink more than a little though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2011
This actually wasnt too bad, it had a taste pretty bitter. roasty malts and black in colour

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