Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
Baltic Porter
3.9 | pDev: 6.15%
Jan 29, 2020
Dec 12, 2013
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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Ratings by Cpmitchno1:
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Rated by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 16, 2018
More User Ratings:
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 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
Cassiopeia from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 64 ratings