Brewed by Fort Garry Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Winnipeg, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Introducing Kona Imperial Stout as part of the Fort Garry Brewmaster Series. Not your ordinary ale - this Imperial Stout was brewed with over 50 pounds of rich roasted coffee beans harvested from the sunny shores of Kona, Hawaii. Weve also upped the ante by using two types of hops and an international blend of 10 different malts. The flavour is described as intense in-your-face goodness" by Matt Wolff, our brewer here at Fort Garry. Enjoy a powerful balance of flavours from the malt, coffee and hops.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Appreciator (26) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - APR 2, 2012
Pours thick black, with a medium sized brown mostly remaining head. Inviting aromas of a high intensity. woody, sweet smells heavy with coffee. (personally reminds me of a Tims iced cap... truly Canadian) Highly intense flavour. coarse body with a very long aftertaste. Robust texture with acid, salt, and coffee flavours on the tongue. Complex, rich, yet unbalanced flavour quality. I have never tasted a beer more like a cold cup of coffee. Appreciated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewReviewWPG (2) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 18, 2016 does not count
Ideally I would drink this in a nice log cabin, but I made due in my apartment. Its an imperial stout made with a kona bean brewed in with it. Its a good thick dark beer, its just wonderful. Its dark, ya its thick. Its good for winter. Its like a good late night beer, not something Id get if Im just done work. The coffee really blends through, good amount of hops too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1662) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 3, 2015
Aroma is roasted malts, mocha,chocolate, coffee and caramel. Taste is rich malts, chocolate, light clove and caramel. Appearance is black with a thin pearl head that retains somewhat poorly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (5909) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2015
How: Can (473 ml) at home. Thanks to Paul for this one!

>>> A well balanced but thin coffee forward Imperial (?) Stout. Not complex, but easy drinking.

- Dark brown with a medium brown head, decent retention and little lacing.
- Coffee forward with vegetal/herbal notes. Theres not much depth to the flavor profile, but its enjoyable nonetheless.
- The malt backbone display some caramel, but its mild.
- Body is medium and light-ish for an "imperial" stout. Medium carbonation. Short aftertaste,
- Simple and rather easy drinking.

Flavors: Roasted malts, coffee, vegetal notes, mild caramel, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14387) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2015
Can - Dark roast and espresso notes. Jet black with a really nice light brown head. Chocolate covered coffee beans and a roast coffee bitter finish. Coffee overwhelms, but in a very nice way. I am surprised at how much I am starting to like their canned beer. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1822) - CANADA - APR 28, 2015
Pours clear ruby brown with one fat finger of dense tan head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Nose is roasted coffee, dark chocolate, sweet vanilla, moderate boozy alcohol. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium body, soft carbonation, astringent and slightly boozy finish. (4/5) Yeah, not really an imperial stout. Coffee stout, sure - and not a bad one. But it could stand to be heavier, both in body and in ABV. Theres also a bit of unbalanced astringency coming from the heavy coffee flavour that could stand to be smoothed out, maybe with a bit of lactose. (14/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
simonblaine (576) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours black with a wonderfully fluffy head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate. Taste is hoppy coffee, chocolate. So good. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GraffitiVandal (150) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
ENG: 473ml can from Liquor Mart, Winnipeg, poured into a snifter. Almost black color, like oil, with very dark brown, medium head with beautiful lacing. Aromas of roasted coffee with caramel malts and hints of alcohol. Probably letting this beer age for a while would reduce that alcohol aromas. If you know how Kopiko candies tastes - this is how I feel the aromas, and its also hardly pronounced in the beers taste. There is also roasted coffee and caramel malt and hints of dark chocolate and earthy bitterness in the finish (Kopiko candies are much more sweet in the finish, and thats what distinguish this beer from them). Light to medium body with no saturation. This is a very good beer, but thats definitely not the Imperial Stout, its too light in every aspect, except the strong coffee flavour. ///~~~///~~~/// ///~~~///~~~/// PL: Puszka 473ml kupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg, przelana do sniftera. Prawie czarna, oleista barwa, bardzo ciemna, brązowa piana z pięknym lejsingiem. Aromaty palonej kawy, słodw karmelowych z nutami alkoholu. Pewnie gdyby dać mu poleżakować to te alkoholowe aromaty by się ułożyły. Niemniej jednak, są one dość łagodne. Jeśli znacie smak cukierkw Kopiko - to tak właśnie pachnie - i smakuje zresztą też - to piwo. W smaku czuć rwnież paloną kawę, słody karmelowe i nuty ciemnej czekolady oraz ziemista goryczka na końcu. Cukierki Kopiko są bardzo słodkie a tutaj jednak pod koniec przeważa gorycz, i to odrżnia to piwo od tych cukierkw. Pełnia nisko-średnia z niemal zerowym nasyceniem. Podsumowując jest to bardzo dobre i ciekawe piwo, ale na pewno nie można nazwaćje Imperial Stoutem. Jest zbyt lekkie w każdym aspekcie, oprcz mocnego aromatu i smaku kawy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (4532) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
Une bouteille partage avec slovaksniper. Un liquide brun fonc presque noire. Un nez de chocolat, surprenant!, du caf et encore du caf. On dirait un toffee au caf. Une bouche de chocolat amre, une texture moyenne (quest-ce que a veut dire, moyenne?). Loin dtre mauvaise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (5467) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Une bouteille de mon ami Luke. Thanks! Un liquide noir comme une nuit la campagne. Une mousse qui fait son travail. Un nez domin par un grain de caf terreux et vgtal. Quelques pointes chocolates ici et l pour viter une trop grande simplicit. Sur la langue, une pince de terre et des grains de caf frachement torrfis. Une base malte minimaliste. En bouche, un liquide en manque de corps pour aspirer limprialisme. Une texture tout de mme huileuse. Une finale amre de torrfaction et de chocolat noir. Trs simple. Facile boire mais aucunement exceptionnelle. Ceci dit, pas mauvaise pour autant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cordy (8) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Heavy aroma of roasted coffee and that really comes thru in the flavor and gives it its bitterness. IBU 50. Theres also a hint of chocolate. Nice brew if you like the coffee stout.

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