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Dark Sky Imperial Stout - Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom

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BA SCORE
85
very good

115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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

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Ratings: 115 | Reviews: 75
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3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Solid Stout nothing stands out but drinkable

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3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma dark chocolate, molasses, faint dark fruit, vanilla, & nuttiness. Taste sweet malt & chocolate, vanilla, licorice, tobacco.

Photo of jason_nwx
2.97/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

There is a sweet cherry flavor like cough syrup in serious conflict with the coffee and chocolate. Very rough finish.

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3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of pat61
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%

Winey and malty aromas, burnt grain, coffee
Bright dark brown under a 1" rocky tan tinted off-white foam cap.
Palate: It has the malt which starts at first but then it blossoms into a coffee, burnt grain astringency. The malt is a bit different here than in some of the other Imperial stouts. The roastiness of the grain is more prominent – it is a little drier and thinner than some of the other Imperial Stouts but then at the same time the flavors are very deep. There is some caramel in the flavor.
Medium to a shade less on the body, medium to medium high carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.16/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

On draft, pours jet black, very still, looks like used motor oil, a little head, but not much.

The smell is alot of roast, dark chocolate, bitter coffee rinds, nutty, and just a bit of fruity hops. The flavor is roast bitter chocolate, rice, toast, roasted malts and a little licorice. It comes together well for an easy drinking finish. The alcohol is hidden well, but a few of the flavors (rice note) come out too strong for me.

This makes me think of an American beer more than what I would expect from Japan.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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Dark Sky Imperial Stout from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
85 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.