Blackbeerd Imperial Stout - COAST Brewing Company
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.53/5 rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume III, Issue II:
Stout black and lots of head, the head retention shows a promising beer. Light molasses, brown bread and black currant fruitiness in the nose. Big, lush, full body. Roasted flavors are really mild, but mild is far from flavorful, and it does not lack in subtle complexities. Balancing hoppiness lays down a light citric herbal flavor and some bitterness. Hints of dark fruit and roasted cocoa nibs come to mind, as well as some yeast in the back end. Alcohol chimes in with its warmth--it grows but never becomes hot. Raw on the palate, but pleasantly balanced. Finishes roasty with a semisweet, malty linger.
A solid Imperial Stout: bold but not reckless. Not so complex that it has a need to be paired with food or even sipped carefully. Well ... it probably should be sipped, but it is pretty damn drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2010 12:39:59 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
4.16/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottled Dec. 2011
To this day this is the only beer I ever got " from the back" at a bottle shop. Thanks to the guys at GBX. Aged over a year and a half for no particular reason.
a: Black body, medium sized yadda yadda yadda. It looks like a stout.
s: Really nice almost charred roasty cocoa dominates. Just a trace of dark fruit and no alcohol to be found anywhere.
t: Mirrors the smell basically. Lightly smoky, deeply roasty cocoa with a little bittersweet chocolate. No heat and not much else to find really.
m: A bit thin for a big stout, but that might be my fault for aging it.
o: Great stout, loved that smoky char quality. Thanks again GBX!
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2013 01:13:52 | More by DIM
Blackbeerd Imperial Stout from COAST Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.