Black Cauldron Imperial Stout - Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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4.26/5 rDev +8.4%
Black colored beer with a small brown colored head.
Smells of chocolate and berries with some raisin scent. Slightly earthy and smoky with a plum wine aroma like the Japanese wine. Not really getting the coffee aroma is is more of a mocha scent.
Starts out thick and quite restrained, like the first mouthful of a milkshake. Chocolate and berries with a smoky aftertaste, really hard to shake the sensation that this is actually a gourmet milkshake of some sort. Truly mild flavored, this isn't a RIS that knocks out your taste buds with two sips. Alcohol completely hidden. Could be a little more complex but it sure is good.
Perfect mouthfeel, any thicker and you would need to eat this with a spoon.
Overall this is pretty damn good. I would NEVER refuse another one of these.
11-21-2013 03:04:35 | More by Zorro
4.08/5 rDev +3.8%
Black Cauldron pours a black color with a small head. There is a deep and prominent black licorice and black coffee aroma. The taste has large black licorice flavors, with good hints of black coffee, and finishes with a oakey and smokey taste. Body is a bit light, but still good flavors. Overall a very flavorful an complex stout.
11-10-2013 19:10:53 | More by vette2006c5r
3.99/5 rDev +1.5%
Excellent find by a friend.
Smell was a bit hoppier than I'd like, but the taste compensated for that quite well. Surprisingly it didn't have any overwhelming hops despite the first impression upon opening.
Really builds into a more and more solid beer as you drink more of it.
Would definitely buy again!
11-05-2013 00:04:14 | More by ACarrell
3.74/5 rDev -4.8%
Being reviewed is a 2011 Vintage from the cellar.
A - Pitch black color and an even layer of toffee colored foam sticking on top that doesn't fade away with lots of sticky foam lacing when the glass is swirled.
S - Coffee beans, dark roasted chocolate malt, toffee cream, malted chocolate, very light alcohol.
T - Molasses, dark fruit (figs & dark fruit), some sweet coffee and cream with a mildly bitter chocolate bite at the very end. There is a very small hint of smoky char in the mix as well.
M - Medium body with alcohol warming on the way down.
O - Not really doing it for me but then again, perhaps I let it sit too long? Would love to have a 2013 to compare notes to.
10-08-2013 23:33:54 | More by jzeilinger
4/5 rDev +1.8%
12oz bottle into a snifter. 12/10/09 bottle date. Hopefully this has held up well.
A: Pours pitch black with two fingers of light tan foam. Great retention, average lacing.
S: There is a ton going on here. Smoke is apparent, but not dominant. Dark fruits, malted milk balls, and sherry come in after that. Roasted malts and dark chocolate are there, but are in the background.
T: Malted milk balls and vanilla are fairly strong here, followed by smoke and roasted malts. Dark chocolate and figs are also here, adding to the complexity. As I keep drinking, more and more dark chocolate comes out mixing well with the melange of sweet flavors.
M: A bit on the thin side, but creamy carbonation helps make up for it.
O: A great imperial stout. This has aged very gracefully. Lots going on here with very little oxidation evident.
09-14-2013 00:56:34 | More by coreyfmcdonald
Black Cauldron Imperial Stout from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.