Black Cauldron Imperial Stout - Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ArsenicDrone:
4.85/5 rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Had this on tap in a goblet at Boulders on Broadway in Tempe, AZ. Wanted to have Odell's Bourbon Barrel Stout, but this was a nice substitute when they were out.
A: Opaque, nearly black, arrived with no head at all, and a small rim of bubbles that left a little bit of lace. Excellent sign of what's to come.
S: Rather subtle for the style. A bit of the fruity esters, and the only thing that stood out as different was a hint of soy sauce smell.
T: Excellent. Quite smooth, and solid but not overbearing. Malty, sweet, and with only a little bit of roasted flavor - just right, I thought. Definitely chocolate, but not your standard bitter dark chocolate flavor - almost a chocolate Twizzler. If that sounds weird, don't worry, it's good. A very nice balance with the fruit, which was there when you wanted to pay attention to it, but not in the way.
M: Slightly thin by comparison to others, but little to complain about. Works just fine.
D: Would be dangerous if I didn't like taking my time with a beer like this. Goes down easy. Alcohol content just about right and pretty well hidden.
Recommended for those who like smooth imperial stouts. I bet I wouldn't have liked the Odell's as well. Will have to try this in a bottle.
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2010 07:00:40 | More by ArsenicDrone
More User Reviews:
4.38/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Black with a brown ring of bubbly head.
S: Dark chocolate, molasses, coffee, roasted malt, a touch of smoke, and perhaps a slight hint of anise.
T: Smoke is more noticeable in the taste with some bitter coffee, dark chocolate, and a bit of dark fruit and citrus peel.
M: Full bodied and smooth, creamyish.
O: A really good imperial stout. I like the anise, molasses and smoke a lot. Three great flavors one might find in such a beer.
Note: Bottled in late 2009, imbibed in late 2012.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2014 22:45:18 | More by BierJager89
4.29/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
BOD 9/23/13. Solid black pour with a thick tan head that laces well and lasts. Nose is of roast, chocolate and has hints of dark fruit (raisins) against a malt sweetness. Not quite full bodied with a slick creamy mouthfeel over normal carbonation. The complex taste profile is well balanced with many good flavors. Against a sweet background, it begins with a touch of roast, progresses to chocolate and ends with raisins against a touch of smoke and alcohol. The finish is smooth with a slight residual alcohol burn over charred oak. My first Grand Teton offering and it is an exceptional stout.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2014 21:05:40 | More by tillmac62
Black Cauldron Imperial Stout from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.