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Black Cauldron Imperial Stout - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

531 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 531
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 25
Gots: 51 | FT: 4
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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

mattmarka1, Jan 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

sansho, Jan 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

GMUPatriot_inKansas, Jan 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jan 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

refractor82, Jan 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

zekeman17, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

dillon_1005, Dec 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Beerswag, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

WallE89, Dec 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

dfhhead25, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

BillRoth, Nov 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

beertunes, Nov 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

jaydoc, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

g_jenkins, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Zorro
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Zorro, Nov 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

jeff1973, Nov 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Furlinator, Nov 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

MaseFace, Nov 11, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

vette2006c5r, Nov 10, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

ACarrell, Nov 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

herman77, Oct 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

damienblack, Oct 11, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

jzeilinger, Oct 09, 2013
Black Cauldron Imperial Stout from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 531 ratings.