Steam Brew Imperial Stout
Privatbrauerei Eichbaum

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #2,245
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #47,585
Avg:
3.2 | pDev: 16.88%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
35
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Reviews by BobbyOlson:
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BobbyOlson from Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 19, 2018
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mothman from Minnesota

3.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Can. Roasted malts. Dry. Caramel, chocolate, molasses, dark dried fruits. A bit too much carbonation. Medium bodied. Decent stout for the price. Nothing crazy though.

Sep 27, 2019
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jonb5 from England

3.29/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Half litre can poured into pint shaker.

A: Jet black, opaque, small tanned head which disappeared fairly quickly, didn't leave any lacing.

S: Coffee with a hint of malt.

T: Cocoa beans, hints of dark chocolate gave way to a bitter edge, some vanilla.

M: Medium body, low carbonation.

O: Missing the complexity of genuine Craft offerings but a decent budget beer from Lidl.

Dec 18, 2019
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VicCooper from Ireland

2.46/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

After having many different Irish and American stouts, let’s see what Germany has to offer.

Top: 2” of tan head, slowly recessing. So far so good.

Colour: the expected cola-like dark brown, it’s alright.

Smell: after decanting, malty, hints of white bread, very little rye and raisins in the background. Not unpleasant, but I expected better, not stout-like at all. Although it shouldn’t be an excuse, but it’s cheap as chips (1€ for 500ml in Hungary).

Taste: meh. Feels like alcohol has been added after brewing, still, doesn’t feel strong enough for an imperial. The body is medium at best, and the taste has something weird, reminding me of Muscateller wine. And water...

Semi-dry finish. No cocoa, no coffee, no smokey malts marks to be discovered, very strange. Low carbonation.

Summary: for this price, it’s okay(ish) for one, only if you’ve never had a real stout before. Although I struggled to finish it... It lacks the character and marks of a stout, nevermind an imperial. And it lacks the body too. I wouldn’t say it’s disgusting, but I’d rather have a Bud or any similar lager (which-bear in mind- isn’t my favorite beer type), that says it all.

It’s beyond me, how this has “very good” rating. Mediocre is the word what would be more accurate, but it doesn’t even reach that level. Seriously, don’t be so generous when reviewing.

Aug 06, 2020
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Gajo74 from New York

3.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a black color with a large foam head. The head soon dissipates and yields some lacing.

The nose has some complexity to it. Sweet notes of chocolate cake, honey, dark caramel and toffee, vanilla and a touch of dark fruit. The malts smell more toasty than roasty.

Sweet tasting overall, with notes of chocolate, toffee and dark fruit. These flavors are somewhat balanced by a light bitterness along with earthy hops notes of wood and bark. I feel like it could have used more roasted malt flavors.

Medium bodied and not as full as other imperial stouts, in fact, the body felt a bit thin. Smooth and creamy, yet not as mouth coating as other better examples of the style. The finish is sweet and doesn’t have much of that roasty bitterness I enjoy in other examples. The carbonation starts of ok, however, it soon dies down, redolent of flat cola.

My 2nd review from this brewery, I felt their DIPA was a miss, while this one was only slightly better.

Nov 30, 2019
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Eltrandos from France

3.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Nov 20, 2020
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qrazvan from Romania

3.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oct 30, 2020
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josanguapo from Spain

4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

De Lidl. En vaso shaker. En minidisco de Elba Costa Ballena. Mas que de impy, perfil de schwarz subida de grados. Tostado dulzon, con notas frutas oscuras y ligero metal.Buena pa los 70.x cts que costó

Aug 06, 2019
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The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

May 05, 2019
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Anders91 from California

3.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look: black with a thick dark chocolate colored head, very carbonated

Smell: a sort of funky iron smell, also malt, and a hint of chocolate

Taste: weak chocolate, a hint of coffee, malt, some of that iron funkiness

Feel: too much carbonation for a stout

Honestly not that good, stick to their IPA it is much better

Jan 04, 2021
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TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic

2.43/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

May 30, 2019
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Catalinmunteanu from Romania

3.49/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Oct 19, 2020
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FZR23 from Romania

4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 02, 2020
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windowside from Germany

3.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dec 12, 2019
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samEBC from Belgium

3.09/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Jun 27, 2020
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Beertsipper from New York

1.21/5  rDev -62.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

This "beer" tasted similar to the German Red Ale of theirs.... only WORSE. Especially the after taste. Can't remember last time I drain poured, but that's what I did to the rest of this can, and the other one. Awful...

May 30, 2019
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BrewMaven from New York

2.28/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Imperial WHAT? The only thing stout about this beer..?? is the balls of the distributer calling it a AIS. It has the look...it has an artificial aroma and taste and pretty much sucks as bad as the DIPA from this "brewery". Nuff said.

Mar 13, 2019
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 0.5 L can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear dark mahogany pour... nearly black with thick foamy white head. Great retention and lacing. Delicious looking beer.

S: Roasted malts/sugars. Grainy... mild coffee.

T/F: Surprisingly light bodied.. bordering on watery. Sweet burned sugars and roasted grains. Light espresso and cocoa. Flavor isn't bad... mild for the ABV. Well carbonated. Roast and bittersweet roast at the finish.

O: A lightweight as far as Imperial Stout's go. Great looking beer... so-so on the flavor. Not one I'd revisit. Good for the price I guess?

Oct 05, 2018
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metter98 from New York

3.28/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a half finger high off white head that settled down, leaving a thin layer of
S: Moderate aromas of dark malts are present in the nose along with hints of fruity yeast.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of dark malts along with notes of fruity yeast.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This stout is a little fruitier compared to its American counterparts, although it is interesting to see this style made by a German brewery.

Serving type: can

Oct 21, 2018
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Dentist666 from Russian Federation

2.39/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

0,5l can. 16,5% Plato.
Pours deep dark brown beer with beige head, moderate retention.
Smell - sour cream, metallic, roasted, chocolate.
Taste - malts, sugar, molasses, roasted.
Medium body and carbonation.
Dramatical lack of character and charisma.

Jun 08, 2018
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smithj4 from New York

3.29/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Jul 24, 2018
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Giggy from Michigan

3.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Aug 19, 2018
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chebode2 from Germany

3.4/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jan 08, 2019
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Oidmoe from Austria

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Feb 13, 2019
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kkazemi from New York

3.75/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jan 13, 2019
Steam Brew Imperial Stout from Privatbrauerei Eichbaum
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 35 ratings