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Fish Tale Poseidon's Imperial Stout - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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Fish Tale Poseidon's Imperial Stout
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154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 35
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2002

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Photo of Bighuge
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #4. Bottled in November 2002.

This beer has an ink black appearance with a hefty, well-retained, fluffed up and somewhat cloud-like light cocoa brown head. Beautiful. Aroma consists of sweet molasses, oak graininess, bourbon, cabernet and a little charcoal. Not quite as harsh as I was looking for, but very pleasing in a non abrasive sort of way. The feel of this beer in my mouth is silky beyond belief. One of the creamiest beers I've ever had. On the flip side though, the body is a little light for an Imperial. Medium-full tops. Flavor profile follows suit with the nose. Pleasing, but not very coarse. However, there is a lingering bite that is a bit obtrusive and fitting. Seems like a stinging alcohol spiciness blended with some hop bitterness. Otherwise, the first thing that strikes me with the flavor is the winey sweetness. Bourbon, dry cedar, vanilla bean, baker's chocolate and bitter hops blend with a subdued roastiness to create an enjoyable tasting experience. Quite enjoyable.

Photo of jcalabre
4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 3, Nov 2001: Thick black pour w/ a tall, long lasting, tightly bubbled tan. head. Smoothly, chocolatey flavor w/ notes of wine. The aging in casks really comes into to play here. Hints of chocolate covered fruit (like raspberries) abound in the taste. Absolutely fantastic.

Photo of Gusler
4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Batch #4 Bottled November 2002:

WOW! What a beauteous site is that pitch-black Imperial Stout setting in my “Chalice, the only glass suitable for such a treasure in my humble opinion. The head is majestic in size, luxuriant in texture, the color an eye-appealing chocolate, and as it slowly evaporates, a silky sheet of lace is left to fondle the glass. The aroma of deep roasted grains, caramel, Starbucks coffee, sweet milk chocolate, with a noticeable oak tone, almost bourbon like, all rolled up in this wonderfully sniffable nose. Thick bittersweet malt start, the top thick and almost chewy, finish is prickly in its acidity, the hops pointful in their spiciness, the aftertaste is dry as they get. The 10% ABV makes itself known in a light alcohol bitterness and in the quite noticeable “Belly Warming”, WOW! What a treat, especially designed for the lovers of the “Dark Side”, and definitely not meant for the palate challenged.

Photo of Wildman
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured as dark as the night and formed a huge, flowing foaming head much like a Guiness. It slowly subsided leaving only trace lace. The aroma was a heady concoction of malt, chocolate, coffee and plums. The flavor was a heavy taste of malt, chocolate, coffee, raisins with a touch of vanilla. The finish was a touch bittersweet, like the chocolate with a vinous quality to it. A fine imperial that hides it's alcohol content well. Now if it was only easier to come by.

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Fish Tale Poseidon's Imperial Stout from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.