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Sumi Cacao | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with vanilla and cacao.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
101
pDev:
6.83%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 101 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of BerryKumquat
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Dark , rich brown. Reminds me of a stout or porter.
S: Rich chocolate notes with occasional vanilla notes mixed in.
T: A rush of chocolate that turns into a vanilla after taste. Both flavors aren't too strong but not too weak either.
F: Chocolate aftertaste with rarely some vanilla notes.
O: It's a chocolate, vanilla bear that isn't too overbearing or too subtle.

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Photo of Aurascoper
4.54/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of liquorpig
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buzzy
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bluejacket74
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle, bottled July 2017. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that stuck around for a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted malt, cacao, vanilla, and coffee. For the most part I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also some earthy flavors noticeable too. More bitter/roasty than sweet, I think the cacao is stronger compared to the vanilla here. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's slick and smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was a pretty good imperial stout, definitely worth picking up a bottle if you come across some! $12.99 a bomber.

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Photo of CraftFan5
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of DruC4
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thoglund
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.29/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ristaccia
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter glass right from the bottle.

Appearance: dark black to brownish body which comes off slightly thin with a dark tan head rising just a nudge under a finger's length. Zero lacing off the bat with the head settling quick after first sip.

Smell: deep mocha and heavy coffee bean. The scent is pretty strong with little to no room for dissipation.

Taste: Malts and heavy chocolate but not super sweet and definitely not too bitter. Complex and subtle alcohol which comes off pretty smoothly.

Mouth: Strong after taste which liners in your palates for a very long time. Medium carbonation but very full bodied.

Overall: Good brew and great pick up, one of the better Grimm beers I've had and will look forward to buying it again. Always in a glass. Salud!

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Sumi Cacao from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 101 ratings