Cassiopeia
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
Baltic Porter
ABV:
10%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 6.15%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
52
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 29, 2020
Added:
Dec 12, 2013
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  14
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: Cassiopeia is an imperial porter brewed for the onset of winter. Black as the night sky, our imperial porter is brewed from a blend of premium dark malts chosen for their complex caramel/chocolately/fruity qualities. Cool-fermented with a clean Scotch ale yeast that emphasizes malty richness and earthy, mossy aromatics-think of Cassiopeia as a Baltic Porter fermented like a Wee Heavy. This velvety, warming ale is surprisingly well attenuated, light on the palate and digestible.

30 IBU
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Rated: 3.93 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Jan 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.84 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Mar 23, 2019
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a deep, dark mahogany brown color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a half inch of creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A decent, but not great, aroma of malt, chocolate, vanilla, an earthy quality, and caramel.

T: Tasted of a small amount of caramel (not a big component), a lot of malt (present throughout), some chocolate, a tinge of vanilla, and a light earthiness. This is a solid flavor, but it doesn't jump out at you. Some of the ingredients (i.e., the chocolate) aren't pushed quite far enough. Still, it has a certain charm to it.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a smooth, somewhat dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An uneven beer with some good qualities. Worth a look.
Jan 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Noelito76 from New York

Dec 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Dec 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jul 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by SkeletonBitch from New York

Jul 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.03 by socon67 from New York

Jul 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.49 by JamesBondGA from Georgia

Jun 10, 2018
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured a black body with tan head. Candi-sugar and some roasted chocolate notes dominate the aroma. Smooth, slightly sweet, a little off-putting as this toasted chocolate sweetness balances with sugary maltiness and touch of vanilla/booze sweetness; ends up tasting more like a sweet smoothie more than a porter.
Jun 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.86 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

May 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by wshinevar from Massachusetts

May 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Ardeer from New York

Apr 26, 2018
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Reviewed by ThomasTheTank88 from Ohio

4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Walked into the beer store and the bottle and name looked appealing. I believe it cost me around $13 for the bomber. Very smooth, heavy on dark roasted malt. Hint of vanilla made it very drinkable, coffee is pretty overwhelming. Alcohol was present, but all of the combined flavors helps mask it. Not my favorite, but would consider buying again.
Apr 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.83 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Apr 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.02 by brutalist from Pennsylvania

Apr 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Apr 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by IckyT2012 from Florida

Apr 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by DBosco from Massachusetts

Mar 15, 2018
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Reviewed by ChipChaight from New York

4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
November 2017 bottle from Whole Foods on the UWS, NYC.
Black coffee with a lingering thin head, smells like boozy drip coffee, nice toasty chocolate malts, subtle chili spice/ smokiness, diner coffee acidity, medium velvety mouthfeel. A great Porter, like drinking the blackness around the stars.
Mar 11, 2018
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Reviewed by oberon from North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
!0%ABV per 2017 bottle.Pours into a snifter a deep dark chocolate brown with a creamy deep beige head atop that settles nicely into a frothy mass.Chocolate and caramel malts stand out most in the nose,a tinge of coffee roast is detected as well.Wow this goes down easy,medium to fuller feel in the mouth with light carbonation.Flavors of chocolate,caramel, and underlying roast with a bit of earth in the back end.This is way to easy to drink for the strength with good flavor,well done.
Mar 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.96 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Mar 01, 2018
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Reviewed by EMH73 from New York

4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours black with a thin tan head that dissipates to a ring pretty quickly and leaves minimal lacing. Smells of chocolate and roasted malts. Tastes of semi-sweet chocolate, caramel, roasted malts and a hint of lactose sweetness along with a bitterness that increases as the beer warms. Medium to heavy bodied, smooth and creamy mouth feel, light carbonation.
Feb 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.69 by paresis from Massachusetts

Feb 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.48 by Tim725 from New Jersey

Feb 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.73 by vfgccp from New York

Feb 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.81 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Jan 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.99 by Boone757 from Virginia

Jan 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.16 by afroskully from New York

Jan 16, 2018
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a short light tan head that died down, leaving a narrow collar around the edge of the glass and a large, wispy patch of bubbles on the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of dark chocolate and fudge are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is mostly dominated by flavors of dark chocolate. There are faint hints of roasted malts and a very light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels little more than medium-bodied and rather smooth on the palate—especially coating your mouth—with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is surprisingly drinkable considering its strength as it does a very good job at hiding any traces of alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: bottle
Jan 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jan 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.64 by timmy2b from New York

Dec 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.3 by LeftHanded666 from New York

Dec 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.28 by JNPIII127 from New York

Dec 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Dec 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.87 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Dec 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Jhfinn from New York

Dec 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by Mikexw from New York

Dec 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.81 by acurtis from New Jersey

Dec 17, 2017
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Reviewed by Delli555 from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A very smooth Porter. It has a nice dark chocolate look to it with a slower fading medium head. The body taste is smooth, as it masks the alcohol taste quite well for a beer of its ABV. The smell is lacking compared to some porters, but the taste is up there with some of the best ones I have tried. Definitely would buy again when in the mood for a winter porter.
Dec 16, 2017
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Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 64 ratings