Blackbeerd Imperial Stout - COAST Brewing Company
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Ratings: 233 | Reviews: 133 | Display Reviews Only:
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
4.35/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle (bomber) dated 022310 courtesy of jpmclaug a few years back. Thank you kindly Jason!
Pours black with a touch of red along the edges when backlit. Tan head puddles to a few soapy islands. Not particularly menacing out of the bottle, but none too shabby either.
Nice blend of coconut, melted caramel, and baker's chocolate greet my fat snout. Big earthen hop presence is a pleasant surprise given the age of this bottle. A promising indicator for the overall aging of this beer. I am hopeful.
This is a pleasant surprise. Earthy hops from the nose provide a firm handshake at the front door. Ashy light bitterness mingles with roast and chocolate. Everything blends wonderfully. From front to back everything rolls effortlessly across the tongue with each nuance playing its role but with each in harmony. Like Lifeson, Peart, and Lee in its precision and complimentary excellence.
Lighter bodied but smooth as hell with a fluffy carbonation. So easy on the palate.
Not the biggest most boisterous bruiser on the block, but damn if that's not overdone at times. This is a wonderful RiS that surprised and impressed me in every way. Hides its size insanely well. I was not impressed with what the Buffalo Trace barrels did to this beer, but I'm happy as hell I didn't give up on the base.One of the more surprising beers, in a good way, in quite a while.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2013 02:30:08 | More by BarrytheBear
Blackbeerd Imperial Stout from COAST Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.