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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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BA SCORE
88
very good

525 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 525
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 26
Gots: 49 | 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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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-14-2014 02:21:07 | More by mattmarka1
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RedHaze

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-16-2012 00:54:37 | More by RedHaze
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mgbickel

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-18-2011 16:40:57 | More by mgbickel
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IpeeA

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-22-2011 04:54:29 | More by IpeeA
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-05-2012 03:00:38 | More by BeerHunter76
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bbb099

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

01-08-2011 01:23:01 | More by bbb099
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Pinche_Oso

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-13-2012 20:12:24 | More by Pinche_Oso
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-01-2012 02:34:25 | More by kjkinsey
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Paul68

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-20-2011 01:06:29 | More by Paul68
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oldvines

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-13-2014 23:20:04 | More by oldvines
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-10-2013 19:46:07 | More by spycow
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-30-2013 01:15:59 | More by zekeman17
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-21-2014 22:03:56 | More by buckyp
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-05-2014 18:58:33 | More by MikeWard
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HOPPYKC

Kansas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

03-10-2011 03:31:15 | More by HOPPYKC
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casapy

Idaho

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-13-2013 23:56:51 | More by casapy
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-30-2013 00:01:45 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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!

10-01-2012 05:03:31 | More by WastingFreetime
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Rusty18

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-04-2012 03:03:48 | More by Rusty18
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MGBT


4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-04-2012 01:02:26 | More by MGBT
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joshmiller

Kansas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-14-2012 02:15:21 | More by joshmiller
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Grebdioz

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-19-2011 03:39:32 | More by bigdaddypolite
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sjrodriguez

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-13-2014 01:18:19 | More by sjrodriguez
Black Cauldron Imperial Stout from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.