The Count | Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

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Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
Colorado, United States

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by kkrez on 02-19-2012

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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 13
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3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of SuzieCreamCheese
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aged this for approximately 2 years.

Appearance-This beer pours beautifully thick, like a nice sludgy oil. It is extremely dark and has a nice brownish foam that rests nicely upon the beer.

Smell-The scent has a delicious roasty characteristic. It has a nice, but mild note of dark chocolate. It is not an overwhelming smell at this age.

Taste-The chocolate is the first to hit the tongue. It has a real pleasant dark chocolate flavor immediately. This is followed by a subtle smoky flavor, which is then nicely rounded by deep roasted malty goodness. The bourbon is nicely well balanced and is pleasantly present throughout. I personally would like a stronger bourbon flavor, but the balance won me over as the bottle warmed.

Mouthfeel-It is very thick and almost chewy, which is perfect for what I enjoy in an imperial stout. The alcohol is very apparent, but warms the mouth and reminds me of long winter nights made wonderful by a delicious dark deer. There is also a nice and subtle creaminess.

Overall-I loved it and wished I had saved more bottles to share!

Grimm Brothers continues to impress me!

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Photo of sleuthdog
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Kuhnhenn tulip

Pour: Ever so thick as it chugged out of the bottle and extremely as black as black can be. Absolutely no light penetration on this beer. Pour did not produce a head for me but some agitation in the glass created an awesome dark, dark brown finger sized head settling to a fairly thick ring. This is the darkest head on a beer I have ever seen and looks great. Alcohol legs very evident and to be expected at 12% ABV.

Smell: This is an absolutely powerful smelling beer that I could smell as soon as I opened it and in the glass from a decent distance away. Superb notes of the barrel on this one with its huge bourbon presence. This aspect is in your face and very inviting to me. There is vanilla and the oak from the barrel and a nice big chocolate brownie smell. The roast is big on this beer and a mild but way in the back slight coffee.

Taste: Bourbon notes at first with equal notes of roast. Some smoke and char but complimentary. Great vanilla notes oak and some faint bittersweet chocolate mixed in. Alcohol is noticeable but not distracting to me in the least as it creates a nice warming sensation. Has a bit of a bitter finish and the bourbon continues all the way through to the finish. Nice!

Mouthfeel: Big thick, chewy and filling. Silky smooth on the tongue and not hot at all. This stays around in the mouth well after the swallow, coating the lips and tongue.

Overall: Not sure what I expected but I really am enjoying this beer. A perfect balance of the bourbon, barrel, vanilla, roast...just a massive complex multi layered beer that continued to open up as it warmed.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of spdyfire83
3.43/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

243rd Review
Bomber poured into a wine glass
Didn't catch the vintage/bottling date on this

Thanks joshclauss for bring this to Dublin and sharing! From notes.

A: Viscous black. Quarter (deep mocha) fingernail head on gentle pour. Very thick.

S: Graham cracker, chocolate, dark roasted malt, green pepper, and hint of bourbon booziness.

T: Very strong bourbon presence here that somewhat over-shadows the rest of the beer. Smokey as well. Notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and dark roasted malt are faint. Simply average.

M: Full bodied with soft carbonation. Very rich and creamy. This was the best part of the beer for me.

O: A decent beer, however nothing to write home about. Fun to try, but the booze needs to fade so the other elements of this beer can be enjoyed. I've had better and worse.

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3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to fortsambo for the bottle!

Pours midnight black with a small creamy brown head leaving moderate retention and good lacing down the glass.

Aroma Dark Chocolate, vanilla, with a little bit of sweet bourbon. Some good aromas no doubt, but nothing really great.

Taste is very unique. Initial taste is chocolate with a touch of burnt roasted malt. Some vanilla peeks out, but it finishes dry. Quite possibly one of the driest big stouts I've ever consumed. Bourbon is very subtle throughout and the only really dominant flavors are the roasted malts.

Medium bodied medium to low carbonation

Overall this was definitely interesting, but didn't exactly hit the mark for me. I wish some of the flavors were a little bolder and the mouthfeel was a bit more creamy. Very unique beer and worth trying.

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4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a opaque, jet black color with a small, light brown head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of coffee, bourbon, chocolate and oak. Really great aroma.

T - It tasted of chocolate, molasses, vanilla, bourbon and oak. Great balance of all the flavors.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium to full bodied ale.

O - This was amazing. I had never heard of Grimm Brothers but I am impressed.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: pours black with a finger of brown head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: roasted malts with some chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. There are some sour notes as well.

T: roasted malts with bitter chocolate, oak, and a little bourbon. There is a slight sourness here as well.

M: thick body with lowish carbonation, this beer is nice and creamy.

O: a pretty decent beer overall. I think it's infected, but it hasn't come across strongly yet.

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Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 36 ratings