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Brewed by Grand River Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Cambridge, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (1605) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2015
La bire nest pas noire. Elle est bruntre aux reflets rouges rubis. La mousse tait magnifique lors du service, mais quelques minutes plus tard, il nen reste que bien peu de choses. Le nez est trs agrable et surprenant pour une bire annonant une RIS. Jy ai dabord dcel des notes de fruits noirs comme des pruneaux et des dattes confites, un peu la manire dune quadrupel. En la laissant temprer quelques minutes, les armes se prsentent maintenant diffremment. Beaucoup plus de caf, de chocolat noir, toujours sr une base lgrement pice. Trs dlicate en bouche, cette bire ma surpris par son caractre peu autoritaire. a me plat. Le liquide est soyeux, de faible densit et moyennement ptillant. Une touche anise caresse ma langue et tapisse lintrieur de mes joues, tandis que les pices voluent vers le fond de mon palais. Le caf pralable ressenti au nez nest pas prsent en bouche. Celui-ci a cd sa place un doux caramel la saveur de Grenache. Saveurs qui manquent somme toute de complexit. Trs courte et douce, cette RIS est clairement une mauvaise reprsentante de son style mais demeure nanmoins une impriale stout facile daccs et plaisante boire.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Weezel (270) - Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2015
2013 bottle. Nice anise and dark stone fruit aroma with a slight alcohol bite. Taste is more of a dark Barleywine but awesome fruitiness and the anise licorice comes through in a very good way. Very well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (6286) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle: Shaker: Enormous foamy head. Took half an hour to settle! Ruby red black ish beer. Beige head. Aromas of oat, chocolate, roast, malts, caramel, hint of tobacco, mocha and nuts. Flavours of roast, caramel, minerals, skunk, bitter, light dry, iron, mocha, hint of bay leaf and nuts. Aftertaste malts, grains, oat, toast, minerals and some bitters with hints of dried leaves, skunk and nuts. Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (5000) - Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2015
16 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 3/13/2015. Pours fairly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toast, dark bread, light dark fruit, herbal, wood, light char, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, wood, light dark fruit, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Good amount of herbal/wood char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, wood, and yeast/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very good Russian imperial stout style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (2036) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
Negra opaca. Excepcional espuma, superabundante, ultradensa, color ocre, muy muy duradera, dejando una montaita, se puede escribir en ella. Aroma rico, tostado, chocolate.Tambin chicle. En boca, tiene algo de muchas cosas, pero nada en exceso. Caf, licor, chocolate, tabaco, malta. Todo ello con un cuerpo ligero, minimamente agrio pero bebible, escondiendo bien el alcohol. Final bastante amargo y postgusto de chocolate, amargo y calentito dejando patente (ahora s) el alcohol. En conjunto equilibrada y notable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersammich (76) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Pours dark with an almost nonexistent head. Smell is mostly of toasted malts. Taste is much the same. A little bit more mild then imperial stout would suggest. A nice beer over all. I had this from a bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuperTiti33 (859) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
Noire. Fin collet blanc. Chocolat au lait. Sucré. Vanille. Nougat. Légèrement aqueuse. Noix (arachide). Bien.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flip_soeperman (880) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2015
Surprisingly good. Aroma of chocolate with a medium body. But the taste is very nice and complex, warming, some plum...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours black with tight beige head. Nose is roady malt and chocolate. Taste is more roasted malt, chocolate, caramel. Lingering bitter finish. Medium body for the style. Nice stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12803) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle from Julien_Huxley, thanks! Black, pours a huge head. Ash and licorice in the aroma. Malty salty flavor with hints of ash. Very dry for an imperial stout. Licorice. tasty, aromatic, but tough to pour this one.


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