Long, Dark Voyage To Uranus | Sawdust City Brewing Co.

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Long, Dark Voyage To UranusLong, Dark Voyage To Uranus
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sawdust City Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
sawdustcitybrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jrenihan on 02-04-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,510
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
91
pDev:
9.25%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Rcoxworthy
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown with an amber tinge when held to the light. Topped with a finger of dark beige head.

Smells of coffee, chocolate, cocoa and tobacco. It has a slight roasted, smoky note.

Tastes complex, of fragrant aromas, dark fruits, liquorice, dark chocolate and coffee.

Medium, oily body, with moderate, foamy carbonation.

Got in Huntsville, drinking in Muskoka, Feb 20th, 2018. Very well done brew by Sawdust City.

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Photo of bixby1971
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of papposilenus
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 473ml can, dated 11/22/17. Served in an imperial pint pub glass.

Pours super dark like cherry cola at night with the lights out, black and featureless in the glass, with a big three-fingers of chocolate frappe-like head. So-so OK retention with big gobs of bubbly lacing.

Nose is nutty and chocolately, with must, earth and blueberries.

Taste is alkaline, like unsweetened dutch-process cocoa, with marshmallows. Roasted-to-the-edge-of-charred dark bitterness, marshmallow, almonds, cold coffee grinds, tree bark, and something a little jammy. Ends dry and musty with just a bit of booziness evident at the finish.

Feel is smooth and mouth-coating, medium bodied which still somehow comes across as sort of light? maybe owing to the unexpectedly lively carbonation.

Overall, a more than satisfying dark roast RIS which drinks like a way smaller beer but which, at 9.5% abv, sure as hell gets the job done.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark as night with a coffee colored head that hangs around for the duration.

Smells of coffee, chocolate, dark bread, and earthy hops.

Taste is bitter coffee and chocolate, backed by a nuttiness that has a bark flavor. It finishes dry with wood and earth notes.
It has a smooth mouth feel and low carbonation. This starts out with some good flavor but fails to come together in the end as the bark and earth are a little off putting.

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Photo of StormAles
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of -steve-
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pitch black like space with tan head that quickly recedes.
Smell: Sweet malt roasted qualities
Taste: Heady beer with roast, boozy and coffee notes. Dry finish of hops.
Mouthfeel: Fills the mouth with warmth and flavour.
Overall: Solid effort from the folks at Sawdust City. I enjoy having a can or two of these around over the winter.

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Photo of GJKerr
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDoctor
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Can
Canned: Nov-24-2016


A:
Pours a fairly viscous black
with a couple fingers of kind of airy tan head. Settles to a puffy collar with some lacing in its wake. (4)

S:
Sweet malt roast, roast nuts on the street in NY, currants, coffee, dirt. (4)

T:
Nutty with some roast accents and a berry-like sweetness in the middle. (4)

M:
Slightly boozy, a little thin, medium carbonation, roasty linger. (3.75)

O:
Nice version of the style, smooth roast and fruity character to off-set.
Dark with a ruddy-brown cap in the glass. It smells pretty berry-like and the flavor follows suit. There is some roastiness but it doesn't cross into harshness. The mouthfeel is too boozy and not rich enough for what I usually like in a big stout, but other than that this is an enjoyable beer.
Would definitely have again (despite the name/concept); worth your time. (4.25)

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Photo of Brew_Darrymore
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leaddog
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

473ml can bottled on Nov 24, 2016 @ 9.5%.

Appearance - Pours a dark chocolate brown with two fingers of bubbly mocha head.

Smell - cocoa, roasted malts, coffee bean, caramel, and earthy and leafy hops.

Taste - Intense flavours of cocoa, coffee bean, and roasted malts upfront followed by the caramel and earthy and leafy hops. There is a pleasant charred characteristic to this beer.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Finishes velvety and chewy with the hops lingering. A warmness from the alcohol is present.

Overall - A beer that displays intense flavours. Each ingredient is not trying to overpower the other with all ingredients working together to make a cohesive and balanced brew. Another gem from the folks at Sawdust City.

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Photo of Electros
4.72/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of groleau
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewxer
4.58/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Looks amazing, darker than dark and great tan head. Tastes as good as anything out of Quebec, this is fantastic, probably the best imperial stout currently brewed in Ontario.

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Photo of Jerk_Store
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ikidunot
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Carscadden11
4.98/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Mousel
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bcarlos
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours darker and thicker than any Imperial stout I've ever had (and this is my favorite style). Huge cocoa, chocolate and espresso taste with a strong chocolate malt nose. I've experimented with aging this and at two years, the beer is hardly moved in look, taste or mouthfeel. This is a beer that will stand the test of time.

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Photo of Batheinfire
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattCampbell
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SebD
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cardanian
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Long, Dark Voyage To Uranus from Sawdust City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 91 ratings