Blackbeerd Imperial Stout | COAST Brewing Company

Blackbeerd Imperial StoutBlackbeerd Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
86%
Liked This Beer
4.03 w/ 351 ratings
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
Ranking:
#3,489
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
351
Liked:
302
Avg:
4.03/5
pDev:
9.18%
Alströms:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
211
Gots:
62
Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 351 |  Reviews: 155
Photo of polopaul20
4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryanhooks81
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzeilinger
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pitch black pour with minimal lacing ring.

S - Dark fruit, cocoa, and dark chocolate.

T - Sweet dark chocolate, some char/smokiness, and a lingering dark bittersweet sugary chocolate finish.

M - Big medium body with a slippery/oily texture.

O - Seek this one out.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this bottle up in Fort Mill, SC, bottled on 04/17/15

Pours jet black & thick with a pinky of caramel colored head. Viscous,
some head retention & no lacing

S: Dark fruit, a little smokeyness, some vanilla, some booze once warm

T: Raisin, figs, a little leafy hops & carob up front. Slight smokeyness, licorice, & a little dark chocolate as this warms, some dryness as well, some figgyness. Finishes dry, warming, with leafy hops

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation , slightly warming, thickens up a bit once warm

Pretty drinkable & good for the style

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Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bilco
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Daniellobo
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furley80
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JHull
4.74/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ConradKenney
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tillmac62
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

BOD 4/1/15. Pours black as a starless night. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Rich complex nose of dark fruit (plum, prune, date, fig), chocolate, molasses and roast over a subtle hop background. Although not barrel aged, a distinct bourbon note is quite evident

Full body with a nice creamy texture. Normal carbonation level with a touch of effervescence in the middle and a subtle burst in the finish.

The flavor profile is good with a rather strong intensity of alcohol that tends to mute everything else, which hurts complexity and results in a lack of balance. However, after about half a glass, the palate adjusts to the raw alcohol and does allow for flavor complexity to emerge (translation - this is a sipper). It begins with a wave of dark chocolate over a rich molasses sweetness. The middle brings allows the dark fruit flavors to emerge, which are predominately prune and date. The finish is a slow sweet fade with a somewhat astringent alcohol bite, coupled with the associated heat and pucker, and bourbon like flavor.

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Photo of WCKDVBZ
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It was really good, but too hop forward for me. I like my Imperial Stouts roasty and malty, not boarder-line Black IPA.

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Photo of UltimateLivewire
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mecmd
4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spoony
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Btip1969
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rmank
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wcu80
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eawolff99
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Blackbeerd Imperial Stout from COAST Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86% out of 100 with 351 ratings
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