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Long, Dark Voyage To Uranus - Sawdust City Brewing Company

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Long, Dark Voyage To Uranus
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BA SCORE
87
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sawdust City Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jrenihan on 02-04-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

evil_liver, Sep 22, 2013
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MJ63, Nov 10, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle at Volo. While not the prime example of an IS, it keeps on drinking/sipping with just good ingredients: licorice, chocolate,vanilla and roast. The roast may be interpreted as coffee, but it was within the range of coffee that does notd istract my taste buds. Black with small retained off-white head. Good roast aroma.

Sammy, Apr 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

joemcgrath27, Apr 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

jsnoek, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Rutager, Dec 19, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of dry roasted malt with some bitter black chocolates. Taste is also dominated dry roasted malt notes with some dry bitter tasting black chocolate. Body is quite full with some creamy texture notes. Body is full with nice creamy texture with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very enjoyable imperial stout with enough character and good drinkability level.

Phyl21ca, Jan 26, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fresh bottle poured in to snifter.

A - Poured a deep inky black with a thin layer of medium brown head.

S - Rich roast, sweet chocolate and molasses. Very robust nose.

T - Sweet chocolate and molasses, bitter roast and lighter hints of anise and smoke with slightly warming alcohol throughout. A long, bitter, dry finish.

M - Full body. Sludgy. Light carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Nov 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

WillAndSarah, Nov 10, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650ml bomber into a stemmed tulip glass.

This beer is dark – jet black – and thick with a short dark mocha head that leaves considerable lacing as it settles to a creamy collar. The nose is heavy roasted malts, dark chocolate and hot alcohol. The flavor follows suit and is dominated by dry, bitter qualities, dark roasted malts, tight coffee and a wack of bittering hops. It starts off with some malty sweetness, by finishes very dry, bitter and very alcoholic. It does have a pleasant full mouthfeel. I would be curious if a bit of age would soften this monster out?

mtomlins, Nov 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

dipso123, Dec 01, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber from the Ottawa LCBO for $8 or so

Appearance - Black/brown colour with a large size light brown coloured head. It's too dark to see the carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, chocolate/coffee, malts

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste chocolate, coffee, and malts. There is also some hops, some burnt/roasted notes and a graininess.

Overall - A fair amount of bitterness on the aftertaste which can be a tad harsh. Still some nice chocolate flavour and a decent mouthfeel. Maybe a touch thin for a RIS. An above average brew.

spinrsx, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

RedAleMan, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

liamt07, Mar 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

cfalovo97, Dec 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

byronic, Nov 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Long813, Nov 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Derek, Nov 03, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On cask at C'est What.

Beer is totally black with a very very thin tan head. Almost no head really, though that is likely a function of the pour. The bit that is there sticks around for awhile.

I got almost no scent at all off this beer. A bit of roasted malt and little else. Seemed nice enough, but hard to notice.

The taste, however, is quite good. Lots of roasted malt, a little bit smoky. Quite bitter with a bit of an anise flavour. Quite bitter for an imperial stout, though it worked well. Not a particularly complex stout, but enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is fantastic. A nice full body, quite thick like an imperial stout should be. A bit oily. Very low carbonation, great cask feel.

Overall, though the smell was basically non-existent, this was otherwise quite a good imperial stout. I would be happy to see this one again- hope it becomes a regular in the brewery's lineup.

jrenihan, Feb 04, 2012
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4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on World Stout Day 2013

This beer poured a deep dark brown that was almost impervious to light. There was a thin one finger head that broke down quickly leaving some nice lacing. The smell was chocolate and coffee with malts and molasses. Some dark fruits present as well. The taste was close to the smell with the coffee and chocolate being forward. The mouth feel was creamy and nice with medium carbonation.

Overall, a nice stout. I found the flavor full and enjoyable. The alcohol was well hidden in this, though you could feel it a bit after a few minutes. Easy to drink and worth getting again.

polloenfuego, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Gotti311, Nov 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Jeffry-Mazerolle, Feb 27, 2014
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andrenaline, Apr 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Cramshawbar, Nov 21, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes taken during a tap takeover at Imbibe (Kitchener) last night:

My first time enjoying this Ontario RIS and thought it was very well brewed - a beer I'll definitely seek out again.

Visuals were the weakest sense, pouring a near-black with little head or lacing. A beautifully complex and smoky aroma of cocoa, chocolate and coffee and all the goodness one would hope from a decent RIS. Lots of roasted dark, chocolate malts with underlying tannins. The flavour starts on the sweet side but ends with a refreshingly bracing bitterness. Nicely balanced and complex enough to be interesting.

Well done, Sawdust City!

hopsolutely, Feb 08, 2013
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Long, Dark Voyage To Uranus from Sawdust City Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.