Brewed by Dead Frog Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Aldergrove, Canada
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
This rich, complex stout features a deep, layered malt profile enhanced by slightly sweet flavours of white oak, molasses, and star anise. All of these flavours combine to create an elaborate Imperial Stout suitable for enjoying today and made for cellaring to be enjoyed down the road.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
manisthebeer (246) - squamish, British Columbia, - JUN 17, 2013
strong alchol smells but very nice black as all hell color flavour is a molassesy roasty flavor that gradually gets more and more tastey the further you get in

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (9998) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle 422/600 with a red wax seal, brought by Ferris to RBAG winter event. Very dark brown, beige head. Burnt sugars and burnt malt, light Islay smoke/peat, birch syrup, salt licorice, with intrusive higher notes of iodine and ammonia. Kind of all over the place. Not very palatable after several sips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerplace (1316) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2017
650ml bottle from Pacific Liquor store in PoCo. Commander Reserve 2013, bottle #553 of 600. Pours an almost black with a brown head. Aroma is dark fruits, roasted malt, some vanilla, leather, roasted seeds and chocolate notes. Taste is pretty the same with low to moderate sweetness and low bitterness. Slightly dry, dark roasted malt, some chocolate notes aftertaste. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (1235) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle. Dark, nearly black pour with a small beige head. Aroma is malty chocolate with hints of vanilla and dark fruit. Taste is chocolate, some roasty notes, hints of coffee and cherry. Not bad flavour, but quite light for the style and ABV... Thin and not well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2732) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 1, 2016
Pours a nice semi dense black with brown foamy head. I didnt get much of the barrel in this. In fact, if they would have left out the part about barrel aging I would have rated this higher. Its actually a really good imperial stout. Beautiful dark chocolate aromas and flavors. I love the bitter cocoa finish on this. Maybe a touch of maple. No booze. Well made... But where is the barrel influence?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreamflower (786) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Not really an intense aroma, faint molasses. Apperance is really dark, but the head dissipates really quickly. Taste is sort of like a bitter coca cola. Palate is a bit weak. I was probably expecting something a little more commanding from an imperial stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3398) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
Dark brown body, brown foamy head, some lacing. Lactose, milk chocolate, roast malts, dark chocolate aroma, but not super pronounced. Taste is sweet, touch of milk chocolate, some cocoa, a touch of woodiness. Abv well masked, really not evident that this is 10.5 at all. I would have guessed much lower. Over all, not the greatest imperial stout, but decent. Almost more of a milk stout I would say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (8717) - ITALY - JAN 20, 2016
thanks alex bottle 2014 dark good head liquorice smooth scura buona schiuma fine non molto persistente liquirizia tostature in bocca tanta liquirizia abbastanza morbida alcol piuttosto nascosto

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (855) - HONG KONG - AUG 19, 2015
Where does this "2" score come from? There must be some technical issue with this beer rating. Anyway it pours as car oil black, minimal brown head. Aroma is straight to bourbon barrel and licorice. Taste adds vanilla and dark fruits. Low bitter finish. Quite good!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - FEB 14, 2015
Pours black. Aroma and taste are sweet black licorice and not very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
[6222-20140321] Bottle. Grainy smoky burnt taffy aroma has a bit of a roasted band-aid note. Black body with a medium-lasting brown body. Taffy molasses and roasted wood chocolate chips flavour. Full body. Really wonderful, but apparently a lot of the hops dropped out as its an older bottle. (7/4/9-/4/16) 4.0
(c/o Greg Clow, w/ him, blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)

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