Blackbeerd Imperial Stout - COAST Brewing Company
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Reviews by corby112:
3.58/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Bottled on 12.09.08
Pours viscous, jet black and completely opaque with a one finger dark beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of spotty lacing left behind.
Sweet, slightly roasted malt aroma with a balance of burnt sugar, dark malt and cocoa. Notes of dark chocolate, oatmeal and spent coffee grain countered by lactose, bakers chocolate and toffee. Stronger alcohol presence than expected.
Tastes very similar to the aroma with the addition of a surprising hop forward flavor that has somehow held up for four years. Dry and earthy with subtle resinous pine flavor that lingers over the complex malt profile into a dry finish. Underneath the earthy hops, there's a nice balance of sweet and roasted malt notes. Lots of dark chocolate, licorice and alcohol sweetness countered by slightly acrid, roasted coffee bean flavor along with oatmeal, toast and burnt sugar. More alcohol flavor than I prefer but not hot per say with a well masked ABV. A decent imperial stout but the barrel treatments of this beer are a vast improvement.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2012 08:23:14 | More by corby112
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 222 ratings.