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Double Negative | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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4.23/5
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511 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double Negative pours jet black with burnt orange highlights. A long lasting tan head leaves abundant lacing. Aromas bursting from the glass include coffee, bitter chocolate, caramel, black currant and blueberry. Creamy and viscous on the palate, the flavor initially follows the nose. A pop of smooth bitterness comes after, and then a lingering, roasty finish.

Added by Jason on 04-28-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,096
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
511
pDev:
6.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
102
Gots:
152
Trade:
14
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4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SebastianOwl
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unclejazz
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was a batch 2 or possibly batch 1, so had a few years on it. There was some oxidation, but still a nice level of carb and solid body. No off flavors aside from the oxidation from aging. Nice dark chocolate and roasted barley backbone with a touch of chicory and blackberry. Good but probably better in 2015 than now. Failed experiment:(

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Photo of spinrsx
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Bottlecaps for around $15

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Photo of Delli555
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If you like a good stout, this beer will satisfy. Strong, but the alcohol taste is not too over the top ruining the flavors. Some porters smell a good game, but then don't walk the talk with the taste. This has all your classic stout traits- thick, dark and creamy and rich look, notes of chocolate, caramel and coffee, and tastes dark and deep with a smooth finish without the potency of the alcohol ruining the flavor at the end. Good work again, Grimm. Going away from their standard sours to prove they are artisanal quality in all beer styles.

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Photo of GregJ
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of afroskully
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregf51
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter from a 22oz bomber.

Appearance: Dark black body with a mild brown tint to it. Tan head which rises to just under a finger's length with a vigorous pour.
Slight sticky lacing which dissipates quickly after a few sips.

Smell: Heavy coffee and cream scent. Heavy but still a little light but incredibly desirable.

Taste: Espresso and chocolate cake, sweetand bitter all at once. Malt and strong complex bitterness becomes very addicting.

Mouth: Sticky brew but thin body with a medium carbonation. Very every lasting feel with a nice cocoa finish.

Overall: Great pick up, price has varied drastically from every place I've visited ranging from 10-16 bucks a bottle, depending how much you're willing to spend it should be worth grabbing. Always in a glass...Salud.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bier82
3.82/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I usually love imperial stouts of all kinds, however, after waiting a couple years to grab this bottle I am pretty disappointed. It is very thin, almost soda like. Taste is very bland and shallow.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bitter dark chocolate

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4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dudd
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

November 2015 vintage consumed in September 3 2017

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4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmurphy7
3.69/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Double Negative from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 511 ratings
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