Cassiopeia | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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3.89/5
Very Good
52 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:
#14,439
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
52
pDev:
6.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThomasTheTank88
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of IckyT2012
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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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3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tim725
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | 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 afroskully
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

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3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Cassiopeia from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 52 ratings