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Black Cauldron Imperial Stout - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

529 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 529
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 25
Gots: 50 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-23-2006)
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Photo of Hopswagger
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Robust heavy roasted malts, coffee, bitter sweet chocolate and baking cocoa. Lots of barley and hints of smoked hay and subtle presence of cigar smoke. Nice prickly carbonation but the body was on the thin side. Overall stellar RIS. Lots of bitter coffee and cocoa on the dry finish.

Hopswagger, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of Fusebuddy
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Fusebuddy, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of CWhite
4/5  rDev +1.8%

CWhite, Apr 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

MichPaul, Apr 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

oldvines, Apr 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Jd2391, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

buckyp, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

oso, Mar 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

VonZipper, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jaymo18, Feb 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

OKCNittany, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

KingFizz, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

swimfire, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

sia478, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

hilgart1, Feb 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

AnthemOfTheSun, Feb 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

TubaDan, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Kenai4, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

BierJager89, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of tillmac62
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

tillmac62, Feb 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Stoutfan23DJ, Jan 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

cbcrunch, Jan 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Ben7773, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

mattmarka1, Jan 14, 2014
Black Cauldron Imperial Stout from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.