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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 16.93%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | 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:
Brewed in collaboration City Beer Store for their 6th Anniversary.

(Beer added by: KevSal on 05-26-2012)
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316nuts

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-11-2013 18:52:24 | More by 316nuts
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-08-2014 04:46:03 | More by GClarkage
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Dope

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 06:50:46 | More by Dope
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Gobzilla

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-11-2014 05:37:16 | More by Gobzilla
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.26/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 02:40:55 | More by Alieniloquium
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-12-2013 23:24:14 | More by largadeer
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fatlabrats

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +30.2%

07-26-2013 02:01:11 | More by fatlabrats
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illidurit

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-25-2013 03:12:38 | More by illidurit
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DruRho

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-07-2013 00:48:14 | More by DruRho
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-25-2013 03:02:26 | More by SpdKilz
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Halcyondays

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-31-2013 04:15:25 | More by Halcyondays
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jeff1973

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-29-2013 20:18:23 | More by jeff1973
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laxer8811

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-27-2013 00:07:35 | More by laxer8811
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litheum94

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-24-2013 03:58:50 | More by litheum94
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.76/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 21:10:38 | More by rlee1390
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nkeckhar

New York

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

02-27-2013 19:39:07 | More by nkeckhar
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jvillefan

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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popery

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

02-03-2013 18:26:32 | More by popery
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juankzas

Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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uustal

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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chippo33

Vermont

1.75/5  rDev -54.4%

01-13-2013 02:46:25 | More by chippo33
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AgentMunky

California

3.38/5  rDev -12%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 00:06:56 | More by AgentMunky
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-12-2013 04:36:47 | More by bostonryan
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VeggieNugget

California

2/5  rDev -47.9%

01-03-2013 07:47:41 | More by VeggieNugget
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cfh64

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-24-2012 23:07:16 | More by cfh64
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Platypus Venom Imperial Stout from Marin Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.