Blackbeerd Imperial Stout | COAST Brewing Company

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89
very good
351 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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Blackbeerd Imperial StoutBlackbeerd Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
coastbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
As dark as the legend of Blackbeerd himself, behold the Imperial Stout. Sweet malts battle roasted grain on the decks of yer tongue. Like a blast from a cannon, hop are followed by smoked malt. Hold on to yer booty, a dark stouts a brewin'.

Added by MarkSCCOT on 12-08-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
351
Reviews:
155
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
Wants:
211
Gots:
62
For Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 351 |  Reviews: 155
Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kuges
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sahd-1
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours jet black nice mocha colored head that lasts for a good bit

Aroma - Roasted malts, dark chocolate, brown sugar hints of oak and a bit of smoke and tobacco

Taste - Very smooth cocoa nibs and vanilla, roasted malts brown sugar and licorice.

Feel - Heavy thick feel very smooth and velvety well carbonated.

Overall - A great beer, flavors are spot on and very balanced wonderful feel.

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Photo of neutralaction
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rockjocknroll
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave_Treat
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikemcgrath4
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very dark beer with a thick creamy tan head when poured aggressively. The aroma is a bit weak but has roasted malt, cocoa, chocolate, dark brown sugar and a little smokiness. The taste is the same with the sweet malt and almost molasses like taste. There is char and chocolate in there as well. There is a burnt coffee bitterness at the end. The mouthfeel is medium to heavy with a little more carbonation than I was expecting. The beer finishes with a tingle and a slight burn.

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Photo of Louismmce
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatche2
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a snifter glass.

Appearance is pitch black with one finger thick head that dissipates relatively quickly.

Smell is roasted malt, cold brewed coffee with cream, oats, and a hint of vanilla. There is a floral roasted aroma that is quite pleasant.

Taste follow the aroma with unique and delicate and slightly sweet roasted malt flavors leading the way. Sweetness is moderate throughout and bitterness is relatively low for an imperial stout. There is also very little alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very creamy with low to moderate carbonation. Very nice and delicate but slightly thin feel.

Overall this is a well balanced imperial stout with interesting roasted malt flavors. I typically prefer a little less sweetness and more bitterness, but this beer works for me. If I see this beer, I will pick it up again.

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Photo of brauseboof
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Invinciblejets
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Pours a viscous jet black nice finger or so of tan creamy head with great retention.

S: Smooth roasty malts creamy yet bitter dark chocolate. But of a milk stout quality to the smell. Some licorice and Carmel also.

T: Starts off with a nice chocolate then the roasty bitterness comes with a maybe vegetal green pepper type taste? Bit more coffee up front as it warms..

F: Awesome mouthfeel. Enough carb ...velvety yet easily drinkable.

O: I really enjoyed this stout nice all around balance. Gonna pick up some more.

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Photo of Uncwest96
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bwbetts
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ksimons
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-very dark brown, almost black, with a thin layer of tan head that disappears quickly to leave a slight ring around the top

S-roasted malt, slight char, and chocolate

T-taste is similar to the smell, roasted malt backbone, light roast, chocolate

M-crisp carbonation, medium body, dry and roasted finish

Overall the body is a little on the light side, flavors are ok, but not the most exciting RIS I have had

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark, oily black gentle pour produced a pretty significant frothy khaki head that settles into a hefty ring. Some glass clinging on the way down.

Smells fairly sweet. Cocoa powder is dominant. Also some licorice, tobacco, oats, and charred barley.

I would say the flavors follow suit. It is more sweet than bitter, although there is a solid bitterness. Some of it seems to come from the hops too. A lot of bitter sweet chocolate, solid ashy/charred flavor, some flaky oats, and a lot of tobacco juice on the back end with some more lingering brown sugar/molasses sweetness. No sign of the almost 10% ABV.

The body is viscous. It has a bit of oatmeal stout like chewiness to it. Carbonation is pretty much perfect. Very smooth.

A very solid RIS, but it seems to flirt with being an American Stout at times and is a hair too sweet for the style. I think it shines more in appearance and body

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Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.77/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ronricorossi
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jlang2012
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of righthereisay
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Saved for Christmas day. A Christmas pour.

A - Pitch black. Not much foam at all. This was born in May and it is December 25th. Maybe that is a reason. Minimal lacing that doesn't last.

S - Smell of roasted vanilla. ....and maybe some whiskey.

T - Chocolate and vanilla roastyness.....is that a word? A little coffee...

F - No carbonation at all. Medium bodied at best. No fresh feeling at all.

O - Overall I love this brewery but this wasn't worth the price. I've had much better. Not bad. But I think the Feel lowers this one. Everything else about it I like a lot.

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Blackbeerd Imperial Stout from COAST Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 351 ratings.
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