Blackbeerd Imperial Stout - COAST Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ryan011235:
4.39/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a Fantome tulip on 9/15/11
Thanks to PDXHops
Bottled on 06 15 '10
Pours a dark cola brown that settles pretty close to black with some dark brown on the edges. One thumb of riddles-with-bubbles foam starts to drop immediately. Bubbly skim of retention. Scattered specks of lace at the top of the glass; it's more solid farther down.
I like the aroma on this one; straight-forward and enjoyable. Roasted and burnt chocolate and sugars; not overly sweet. Maybe a nip of molasses. There is an ashy sheen on the peripheries. Just a faint layer of tangy roast. The aromas mellows and rounds out over time.
Mmmm... The flavor profile is a layering together of all my favorite imperial stout characteristics. Lots of ashy notes - ashtray to the max! Burnt, bittersweet chocolate. Coffee roast is subtle; it is definitely a lesser component. Very dry throughout - sweetness is kept in the aroma where it belongs. As it gets warm there is a ghost note of dark fruit tanginess.
Full bodied but not heavy. Moderate viscosity with a reasonable amount of carbonation to temper it. Burnt, ashy notes linger on the finish.
Good grief this is a gnarly good beer; exactly what I like. I've had it on several occasions and enjoyed it every time.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2013 06:16:10 | More by Ryan011235
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Blackbeerd Imperial Stout from COAST Brewing Company
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