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

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, - JAN 3, 2013
After the last two I decided I needed something Good. I’m hoping this fits the bill. Sure looks great. Near black pour with a bubbly yet not fizzy tan head. Malty raisin scent, something fruity. Bitter, very bitter start. Like a bite in the tongue followed by a bite in the back of the throat. A bit too much of a bite. Low carbonation. Not at all boozy even though it’s a strong one. That bite faded quick and was replaced by a mellow chocolate aftertaste and slight saltiness? Soy sauce like? Odd, I haven’t been eating anything so I’m pretty sure that’s coming from the beer. This is good, way better than what I had been drinking but I’m not a fan of that bitter bite at the start.


3.6
fombe89 (3473) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2017 Lata @Mas ibus Despacho de cervezas, Torrelavega. 17/06/17. Color negro opaco espuma beige, aromas tostados ligeros sabor dulce tostados cuerpo sedoso. Agradable bien

3.7
Raistlin (410) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2017
Pours black with beige head that sticks around and leaves lots of lacing. Perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness. Medium almost oily texture gives it a great feel on a tongue. Bit of a coffee and smoky notes, but toned down. Aroma of roast malts.

3.5
Tranquillity (2336) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2017
Caned. Thick opaque black body, thick and even brown head. The aroma is chocolate, cherry, roasted malt. The taste is cherry and coffee with a long lingering red-wine finish.

2.7
papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2017
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, borderline black body with a decent if not conservative tan head. Looks good. Smell: Cocoa, coffee without the bitterness and a little sweet but everything is on the down-low though, even at a warmer temp. Taste: Some bitter coffee, burnt a little with a small sour twinge. Tastes a little like watery coffee with. Not very imperial. Mouthfeel: A bit thin & watery in the palate with low carbonation. It is smooth in a way but the beer feels unbalanced somehow. Reviewed on: 08-04-2009

3.4
googleimage83 (166) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2017
Straight black pour, lightly tan head. Aroma is sweet, chocolatey, fruity - lots of cherry scent, light orange liqueur. Taste is nice but not really "imperial" in intensity - chocolate, cherry, lactose, earthy notes. A bit dry in the finish. Satisfying, but don’t expect anything earth-shattering.

3.7
mikkopen (1165) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2017
473 ml can. Black, with a thin beige head. Roasted malty aroma with coffee and chocolate, notes of fruits. The flavour is sweetish roasted malty, with licorice, coffee and smoky notes. A little alcohol warmth in the finish. Tasty.

3.6
ChadPoole (478) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2017
Pours black with a beige head that laces the glass. Aroma and flavour are chocolate, coffee, with carmel malts. Good balance of bitter and sweet with a full body. Well done.

4.5
worldbeertaste (1805) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2016
It’s an awesome stout. Full chocolate bar. Jan 2013 bottle drank in December 2016. Soapy. Full bodied.

3
zvikar (6172) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 26, 2016
At the Dancing Camel, Pours black with a beige head, chocolate, toffee, malt, medium bodied

3.4
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks troubles. Black with a small tan head. Nice aroma of roast, coffee, caramel, dark chocolate. Sweet flavor with caramel, roast, chocolate. Medium-bodied.


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