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Black Cauldron Imperial Stout - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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Black Cauldron Imperial StoutBlack Cauldron Imperial Stout

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very good

553 Ratings

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Ratings: 553
Reviews: 314
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 26
Gots: 48 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co. visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-23-2006

There are few styles of beer more flavorful than Imperial Stout. Our thick, rich version was brewed with plenty of caramel and roasted malts and subtly spiced with Nugget and Cascade hops. We’ve accentuated the natural smokiness of the brew by adding a small amount of beechwood-smoked malt. At 22 degrees starting gravity and 8.0% alcohol by volume, this beer boasts flavors of chocolate and coffee, along with raisins and dried fruit soaked in sherry.

43 IBU
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a goblet. Shared with mjyoung.

A - Motor oil black. The head is brown in color and quickly receded after pouring.

S - Roasted malt, chocolate, hint of coffee and figs.

T - The taste was not quite as robust as I expected. Good roasty cocoa and coffee-like flavors. Texture was milky, creamy. Goes down pretty smooth with a little alcohol tingle.

M - Full bodied. More carbonation than the other imperial stouts I have had, takes away from the taste a little bit but I actually enjoyed the extra fizziness.

D - A solid, balanced beer.

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Poured this into a pint glass. Bottled on date of 11/18/2010.

Pours thick and dark like oil. Gave rise to a 1 inch head of dark brown and tan solid foam head that dissipated quickly. It gave a slight lacing on the glass. Shows some moderate signs of carbonation. Malt, chocolate, dark fruits, bread, sourdough, coffee.

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Pours out black with a sand colored single finger of foam that lasts for about a minute and a half, leaving behind some mediocre lacing. Rich full smooth body, lightly carbonated.

Smells and tastes of a combination of blackberries and prunes, black coffee, and charred malt with a fair dollop of smokiness, aniseed and licorice on the side. The aroma is a little bit less intense than the richness of the flavor is, but the ABV is hidden very well. The finish has a hint of chalky mineral character. It's a somewhat better than average RIS to be sure!

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Black Cauldron Imperial Stout from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.