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Old Growth Imperial Stout - Caldera Brewing Company

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Old Growth Imperial StoutOld Growth Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 30
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: freed on 03-01-2005

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3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buzzy
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gpblackgt
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of teddyarrowhead
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Bandi
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high dark tan head that took a long time to die down, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of licorice are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of licorice along with notes of dark malts and hints of roast. There is a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite heavy on the licorice in both the smell and the taste, so if you don't like licorice you probably wouldn’t like this beer. It's rather drinkable as it manages to hide any traces of its alcohol rather well.

Serving type: bottle

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of MattXT
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of timmy2b
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark Black color with a hazy brown lacing around the edge of the glass after the head settled.

Smell is a little boozy with some chocolate and some coffee hints.

Taste of chocolate, coffee and some fruit underneath that is a little tart, like cherries or berries.

Moderately heavy in the mouth but still fairly creamy and easy to drink. I expected it to be heavier from the ABV and the boozy scent.

Good representation of the style and a added bonus with the tart fruit.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of GeyserBev
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Dark brown, almoust black with a one finger high brown, fluffy, head.

Nose: Dark dry chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, licorice, milk chocolate, chocolate cookies - a LOT of chocolate here! Cocoa, red berries and some green apples deep down! Fat milk, plum and coffe beans. This is so complex! I could stay for hours just smelling this beer!

Taste: Espresso coffee, coffee beans, dark bitter chocolate, roasted notes, cacao, fudge, caramel, oak, a little bit of licorice and a dry bitterness.

Mouth: A full, complex body with a high bitterness. Creamy and very smooth.

I'm so glad I got this bottle - I love Imperial Stouts and this is one of the better I've tried. Highly recommended!

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.04/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Old Growth Imperial Stout from Caldera Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.