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


on tap

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 11, 2013
Pours an opaque black with a little tan head. Smell is a whole lot of coffee and a bit of chocolate. Palate is medium bodied though lacks a bit of carbonation. Taste is slightly sweet at first then gets bitter with lots of roasty flavour, before going into a long lasting bitter aftertaste. Also some good alcohol warmness in the throat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (2035) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2017
Can at tderoecks place, thanks for sharing. Very dry, roast, chocolate, fair enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (24337) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Canmoore (450) - 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tranquillity (2101) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanDan_ (25) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkopen (1107) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MatChar (34) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (558) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2016
A fluffy tan head on a dense black body. The nose is chocolate, mild coffee and a tough of cream. A really nice balancing job on this IS. Moderately bitter coffee, cocao, dark berries and roasty malt work well together. The hops are there but a bit player. A smooth, rich mouth feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Karol (899) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2016
Tapped at Bar Hop in Toronto. Pitch black color. Super creamy beige 1 inch head. Weaker Mild aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, espresso, minor milk chocolate. Taste mirrors the aroma plus red fruits like cherries, apples, warming alcohol, bitterness, a bit sour. Dry bitter chocolate finish. Overall good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2016
650ml bottle. Black in colour with a thin but long lasting tan head, excellent lacing. The aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, light liquorice. The flavour has lots of chocolate, roasted malts, some vanilla, liquorice, moderate sweetness. Roasty mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes long and roasty, sweet. A really good imperial stout, high drinkability. Nice balance, alcohol hidden well.

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