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Platypus Venom Imperial Stout - Marin Brewing Company

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Platypus Venom Imperial StoutPlatypus Venom Imperial Stout

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very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Marin Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: KevSal on 05-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed in collaboration City Beer Store for their 6th Anniversary.
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottling date that I can find.

A: Pitch-black pour with a very tall and very dense dark brown head. Head fades slowly with nary a trace of lacing. Good retention however.

S: Hmph. It smells like chocolate mint. Reminds me of a mint hot chocolate actually. Nice.

T: Again with the chocolate mint. I'm not sure if this was intentional or not but there is a pretty distinct, albeit light mintiness to this. Kinda like Andes mints. Not overpowering, just a nice mix of chocolate and mint from start to finish. No real sign of booze at all. Lingering anise between sips, but still that mintiness creeps in. I think it's the anise that's giving me the minty impression. It's not bad, nothing like Stone Belgo Anise or anything. The sweet chocolate balances it decent I think. Honestly interesting, albeit simple.

M: Pretty heavy and smooth. Borderline creamy.

O: Pretty simple for such a big stout, but tasty nonetheless. Lots of chocolate and mint; sweet overall. I enjoyed it.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.27/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Viscous black. Not a lot of head. Some khaki bubbles well up and form a decent collar.

Smell - Licorice. Just tons and tons of licorice. Chocolate and more licorice.

Taste - And it tastes like licorice too. Way too much. Some chocolate in the middle before a licorice finish blending with a bitter nuttiness that isn't all that pleasant. Thankfully, there's licorice to mask it.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy with a funny unpleasant bitterness. A little sweet.

Overall - Way too much licorice. More than any other stout I've had, really.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Black in the glass, and while pouring, one finger brown head.

S-Very roasty, even a tad burnt with the malt, Slight coffee, Dark chocolate and slight vanilla.

T-Very roasty, almost too burnt, most everything else follows exactly from the nose.

M-Medium bodied but not much carbonation.

O-A decent stout, however the burnt malt was too much for me, and I like some burnt notes in a stout.

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -54.5%

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3.39/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter at City Beer Store.

A: opaque black with slight head and scattered lacing. Imposing and pretty.

S: Huge black-sweet licorice and sickly sweet fruit.

T: Interesting. It's not bad, but still smacks of cough syrup. More sweet-faint than imposing bitter. Raw molasses, sharp anise, and chewy blackstrap.

M: Boozy-thick. Which is not what you want to not remind you of cough syrup.

O: Not a bad beer, but not a great one. It was a little too syrupy and oddly sweet for me. Might conceivably have again but not recommend.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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2/5  rDev -48.1%

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Platypus Venom Imperial Stout from Marin Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.