Sawdust City Long, Dark Voyage to Uranus

overall
95
48
style
Brewed by Sawdust City Brewing Company
Style: Imperial Stout
Gravenhurst, Canada
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A big and bold Imperial Stout. Brewed with lots of roasted and chocolate malts, with a touch of special sugar added in to give that little something extra. Very, very black and very strong. Just the thing to curl up with while the snow flies!

Designed to withstand the grueling voyage from Earth to Uranus, Long Dark Voyage is a stout of the highest order. Ass-puckeringly bitter and dry as a bone, thus dark chocolate treat is quite dangerous and will sneak up on you from behind if you dont keep your wits about you. Youve been warned!

Last years offering was a mere 8.5%, but Sam boosted the ABV up a notch for 2015.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1871) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 23, 2017
Can from LCBO. 9.5%. Canned 4 months ago. Very dark, with tan head. Pleasant roasty sweet aroma, flavour roasty and sugary, strong molasses and slight licorice hint. A bit too sweet for my taste. Fine modest carbonation. Body slick and not very heavy. Finishes kinda sticky. Overall rather good, but not too exciting nor much to my preferance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (9178) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2017
12/II/17 - 473ml can from a can @ Big Polish Diacetyl Tasting, home - BB: n/a, canned: XI/24/16 (since when is Canada using the US date format?) (2017-179) Thanks to Robert S. for the trade and to Erwin for facilitating!

Clear dark brown to black beer, small aery irregular beige head, unstable, dissipates quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: coffee, very roasted, charcoal, cocoa powder, bit dusty. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sourish start, very bitter, hoppy, sweet touch, caramel, alcohol, roasted, some coffee. Aftertaste: dry bitter finish, dusty, caramel, pretty sourish, some rum, fruity notes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
samzim (417) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2017
Aroma of fresh pumpernickel and espresso. Near-black colour. Flavours of espresso and molasses with a sustained bitter finish. Heavy body with mild carbonation. Quite pleasant and balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2017
Can at tderoecks place, thanks for sharing. Very dry, roast, chocolate, fair enough.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (24616) - Tyres, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2017
Keg (10%) at Brothers Beer Bistro, Ottawa. Perfectly black with beige head. Intense licorice and salmiak aroma. Mid sweet with full body and dense, rounded mouthfeel. Molasses and salmiak. Peppery finish with some vodka. Rather one dimensional.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Canmoore (454) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2017
Pours a jet black with a billowy tan head. The aroma has notes of chocolates, light coffee notes, and some vanilla. Tasting notes include coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, and roasted malts. Very well balanced, and finishes with a very light hoppiness. Very pleasant IS!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tranquillity (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2017
Canned, 9.5%. Black body, big dark brown head. The aroma is peanuts, malt, chocolate. The taste is alcoholic and thick but slightly boring.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanDan_ (45) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2017
Can - Nov. 28th. Black, very small creamy light brown head. Aroma: roasty, dark chocolate, cocoa, with slight green pepper. Medium carb, smooth, dry bitter finish. Alcohol fairly well subdued (unless you pair it with something astringent like I did). Overall: Enjoyed!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkopen (1139) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
473 ml can. Black, with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, notes of licorice. The flavour is roasted malty, with coffee and cocoa, smoky/ashy notes, and a roasted, moderately bitter finish. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MatChar (41) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2017 Can. Appearance: dark black, with light brown, low-medium brew/carbonation Taste. Smell: chocolate, coffee, toffee. Taste: dark chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit, hoppy and "ash" bitterness, hops aromatics and dry for ABV. Slightly disappointing texture and metal-like end. Overall: good, well made IPS from Sawdust City.


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