Scotch Irish John By Imperial Stout

 
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Kichesippi Beer Company
Formerly brewed at Heritage Brewing Limited

Style: Imperial Stout
Ottawa, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our John By Imperial Stout is so deep brown in colour you might as well say it is black. This ale’s powerful malt flavour is not overwhelmed by its alcohol content. Just the thing to ward off the cold of a Canadian winter.

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3.4
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2011
pours black, brown head. pretty standard for an imperial stout. heavy creamy mouthfeel. not bad, hard to drink more than a little though.

3.2
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2011
This actually wasnt too bad, it had a taste pretty bitter. roasty malts and black in colour

3.7
TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2011
Bouteille de 341 ml achetée chez LCBO (Ottawa, ONT). Arôme: Odeur de café torréfié avce une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un large col brun mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe de lactose. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café au lait en arriere goût. (Rating #3473)

3.6
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2011
(From TheJester, thanks!) Le liquide dévoile une robe brune, à la limite d’être noire. Une large tête mousseuse s’impose et perdure. Le nez est fait de grains lourdement rôtis aux parfums de café fort et de légère fumée. Des pointes fruitées finissent par accompagner des effluves de cacao et de vanille. L’alcool me semble bien caché. Le goût est efficace mais cependant plus monotone avec des notes franches de grains maltés rôtis qui, dans leur robuste élan enfumée, étouffent toute saveur apaisante. En bouche, le liquide a un corps moyen avec une effervescence modérée et une texture légèrement crémeuse. La finale est costaude et longue de notes amères de torréfaction et de notes amères de houblons.

2.8
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2011
Bottle shared with McBerko. I brought it to the tasting and it’s a bottle I have had cellared for at least 6 years. You can tell it’s unlike recent bottlings due to the 6.7% alcohol content listed on the label (now 8.5%). Pours a solid black with tan head. Aroma is immediate cause for concern. There’s some typical stout notes here stuffed down by a medicinal, turpentine scent. Apparently this beer does not age as well as I had hoped, perhaps the alcohol content wasn’t high enough. Taste is not horrific but, having had this many times before rating it, the beer just doesn’t represent itself as it should. For that reason my rating should be considered provisional until I can re-rate with a fresh bottle.

3.6
fullers (269) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle LCBO Pours near black with generous tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and black molasses. Full bodied, moderately carbonated. Some sweetness in flavour finishing with bitterness. Not the most interesting stout I’ve tasted but satisfying.

2.8
mcberko (17815) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2010
341mL bottle back from 2005, courtesy of and split with manuchampions, pours black with a tan head. This bottle was past its prime, though it’s obvious this once was a great beer, so my rating will compensate for that slightly. Aroma of iodine and wood - not pleasing, but you can tell what it once was. Flavour is a little more forgiving, revealing some dark chocolate somewhere underneath iodine and wood, and finishing with stale bitter notes. Would be interesting to have tried this upon release.

3.4
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
Pours a deep black color with a medium brown head. Pleasant aroma of molasses and roasted malt. Interesting flavor of roasted malt and molasses with a dry, bitter finish. The body is medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation.

3.7
thb (829) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2010
Pours thick black with minimal dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, roast. Taste doesn’t quite live up to the promise, but its still tasty. There’s a surprising grainy/cereal maltiness in there. Lingering roasty finish. Alcohol disppears

3.9
czar (9062) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2013 pours clear very dark brown with a beige crema, good retention and lacing. tons of roasted malts, spicy, yeasty, leathery, earthy, chocolaty, herbal, coffee. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, nice balanced grassy-lightly resinous finish. very good brew!


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