Double Negative
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #857
Ranked #2,384
4.23 | pDev: 6.62%
Apr 04, 2022
Apr 28, 2014
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Notes: 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.
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Rated: 5 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Apr 04, 2022
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Reviewed by pants678 from California

3.03/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Black with an of white foam lace.

Clean hops, dark chocolate.

Clean, touch of bitterness. Some baker's chocolate, very traditional though and while I don't want pastry this is tame to my palate.

Thin, not what I want.
Feb 05, 2022
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Reviewed by fujindemon74 from Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
10oz. Pour at Iron Abbey

L- near pitch black

S- roast on roast

T- spectacular roast, sweet coffee notes for days

F- medium full

O- a very tasty imperial stout, would definitely purchase again
Jan 15, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts

Jan 14, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by caffeinelogic from New York

Nov 26, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

May 09, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Feb 26, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by jak from North Carolina

Feb 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Shiredave from New York

4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Big, over priced dimple bottom 17oz bottle. Bottled in 2020 it says.
Great deep brown color with a pocked and craggy, tan head. Excellent lace cling behind the 2 inch head.
Strong roasted malt and hot cocoa aroma, Notes of boiled berries in coffee and pinot noir alcohol.
Rich and sweet with a bakers chocolate bitterness. Sort of smokey with scrumptious toffee and almond thing underlying the scorched malt character.
Hop influence is subdued and comes through mostly on the finish, dry and roasty.
Body is solid medium and highly drinkable with terrific balance and complex stoutness.
Jan 03, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Nov 19, 2020
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Reviewed by BerryKumquat from California

4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
L: Deep rich darkness.
S : Strong bitter chocolate notes.
T: A strong dark chocolate flavor with current and berry at the end.
F: A sweet balanced chocolate beer.
O: A dark but not overly heavy chocolate stout beer.
Aug 09, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by Beer21 from Florida

Aug 07, 2020
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Reviewed by Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours almost black. Brown head. Great lacing.

Aroma smells brown. Tobacco, molasses, dark cacao. On quick sniffs a little like a creamed coffee. On longer sniffs alcohol is apparent.


Taste is dark chocolate and berries. Some espresso on the aftertaste.


Feel is a little thin. Light carbonation.


Overall, this is what I like to consider a "meaty" stout. Would go great as a sipper with red meat.

Jun 15, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by craigbelly from Iowa

Feb 15, 2020
Rated: 4.43 by RobinLee from Wisconsin

Feb 02, 2020
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Inky black body topped with a very dense and creamy light tan head. Luscious aromas of coffee and cocoa; bitter chocolate; vanilla. Bitter chocolate and licorice flavors; charred grain; a kiss of whiskey. Heavy body; smooth and velvety; alcohol warmth.

The beer delivers a flavorful and robust dark grain treat to the palate. Creamy and delicious, nicely balanced alcohol presence to offset the thick sweetness. A most admirable offering from Grimm.
Jan 30, 2020
Rated: 4.54 by travolta from California

Jan 30, 2020
Rated: 4.55 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Jan 29, 2020
Rated: 3.95 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Jan 26, 2020
Rated: 4.08 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Jan 15, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by NickThePyro from Washington

Jan 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Kendo from New York

4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Body is black with a hint of a chocolate-brown head on top.

S: Roasted barley malt, coffee grinds and chocolate. Touch of dark, dried fruits and molasses. Black cherries.

T: Follows the nose, with roasted barley malt, chocolate/cocoa, charcoal and a touch of coffee-like bitterness at the finish. Hint of raspberries or cherries and maple. It's tasty, and does not drink like a beer that's 10% ABV - though I definitely notice the alcohol as warmth in the belly. Surprising lingering, woodsy bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: Full-bodied, thick/heavy in heft. Carbonation is modest, though the feel is not slick or syrupy.

O: Very good. I've had better Imperial Stouts, but this one is tasty and easy to drink - maybe too easy.
Dec 20, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 02, 2019
Rated: 4.56 by maxarvo from England

Dec 02, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Dec 01, 2019
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Reviewed by brureview from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This beer needs to served warmer. It develops with warming.

Dark chocolate brown, 3F head in a Spielgelau Stout glass.

Roasted malt aroma.

Very smooth MF.

More roasted malt, some chocolate in the taste.

A solid imperial stout. Not a lot character or nuance, but nevertheless excellent.
Nov 28, 2019
Rated: 4 by Grinky from Illinois

Nov 12, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Georgiabeer from Georgia

Sep 09, 2019
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Reviewed by SABERG from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 500 ml undated bottle into the test glass
A - Chalkboard dark, with a thin off white froth, over time islands of tiny carbonation assemble on the surface.
S - Bakers chocolate, espresso, brown bread toast, dark malt, black strap molasses.
T - all dark here, dark coffee, dark chocolate, dark roast malts, add a hint of dark fruits as well,
M - Medium in body, borders on slick but never crosses the line, finish and linger are rich, and cocoa driven
O - A wonderful, straight down the middle Imperial Stout, rich i texture and full of flavors.
Aug 18, 2019
Rated: 4.37 by ntanner83 from Massachusetts

Jun 23, 2019
Rated: 4 by djrn2 from New Jersey

May 25, 2019
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pitch black body with a cap of dark brown bubbles. Smell is very rich yet robust, dark roast coffee, bitter dark chocolate, charred wood, black strap molasses, booze, and dark fruit. Taste is more roasted, especially in the finish, with the dark chocolate and complex dark mash leading. Feel is a little hot, but good viscosity and robustness throughout
May 20, 2019
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Purchased at Arrow Wine. $9.99 for 16.9oz bottle. A strong pour into a small stemmed tulip.

A fine beer but this one did not meet my expectations based on the discussions I read the high ratings I’ve seen. 3.75

A – Pours black, but thin (-) in appearance, with a rocky one-finger tan head. The head dies down to a lasting thin film. 3.75

S – Aromas of roasted malts dominate followed by a very faint smokiness. Tobacco and leather become more prominent as the beer warms. 4.0

T – Coffee, roasted malts, herbal/botanical hoppiness. The high ABV peeks out slightly as this beer warms. 3.75

MF – Medium bodied (thin for the style IMO), dry, slightly smooth finish. 3.5
May 12, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

May 05, 2019
Rated: 4.26 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Apr 27, 2019
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a black body with minimal khaki head and lace down glass. The only aromas I get are roasted malts with notes of dark chocolate. Taste is more roasted chocolate sweetness and a dry, roasted edge, while the booze is hidden although there's a touch of sticky vanilla sweetness. The complexity that is supposed to be present in this beer just doesn't hit me, although it is an enjoyable beer.
Apr 25, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Apr 22, 2019
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22oz bottle served in a little tulip. Label says April 2018.

Pours black with little carbonation and a fairly small head that fades fairly fast. Smell is richly roasty and coffee. Maybe chocolate. Anise.

Taste is straight up imperial stout. Dark roast coffee, moderate sweetness and deep roasty bitterness with a surprisingly clear hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel is thick and luxurious. I'm digging this beer today. Maybe it's been a long day.
Apr 17, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Vivs85 from New York

Apr 14, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by McBraniel from Virginia

Apr 07, 2019
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