Cassiopeia | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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3.89/5
Very Good
54 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
grimmales.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by CaptDavyJones on 12-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,889
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
54
pDev:
6.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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5
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12
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by Ego:
Photo of Ego
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

the released on and bottled on part of the label is blank.

eyes...
2 big fingers of semi cocoa head, jet black, some bubbles lazily meandering up from the bottom, stick lacing paints down the sides of the glass, certainly looks like an impy stout

nose...
oddly grainy (odd for the style), chocolate notes, the grain note is strong and reminds me of fresh backed rye bread, some sweetness is also fighting for attention, interesting

taste etc...
nice and smooth, perfect velvet carbonation, the mouthefeel is just right there, full and foamy, almost guiness with nitro esque quality, the higher ABV is barely noticeable save for a smidge of the ole warm elbow to the gut, some chocolate flavors with a light cocoa powder finish, slight bitterness is detectable beyond the mostly sweet notes

verdict?
nothing about this beer speaks to me, but it is not a dumper, kind of a really enjoyable trip with no surprises, worth checking out for the tones where it steps outside the style

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of EMH73
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of JakerLou
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Delli555
3.93/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of ChipChaight
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store from a cool little gypsy brewery out of Brooklyn.

Pours dark as night, with a mocha-colored half inch head, that recedes slowly. Leaves some streaks of lacing on the glass.

Smells like chocolate, roasted malt, and vanilla. Maybe some oak.

Tastes pretty similar. Lots of chocolate flavor without being overpowering (I don't they added chocolate to this one). Milk chcocolate plays off of dark chocolate, with some milk campfire smoke, vanilla, no real hop bitterness to speak of. Dangerously drinkable for 9% abv.

As stated, goes down quite easy. Full, creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation but not flat.

I'm expecting great things from Grimm Ales- this dark ale is the grimmest of them all in look and flavor.

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Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
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

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Photo of pknyc
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of wshinevar
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ardeer
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jhfinn
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMorris
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Philcassella
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cath
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unclejazz
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timmy2b
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Cassiopeia from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 54 ratings