Icing on the Cake | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
4.06/5
Exceptional
55 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Icing on The Cake is a luscious dessert stout that tastes like a liquid slice of flourless chocolate cake. Like the best stouts, it improves as it warms from cellar temperature up to room temperature. Even dessert stouts must be in balance, and for us that means the last sip should taste better than the first.

Added by Knapp85 on 12-17-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,725
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
55
pDev:
5.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of afroskully
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

smooth creamy and sweet but not too sweet. big chocolate, coffee flavor in a very easy to drink imperial stout, but no particular flavor pops or stands out. not boozy at all, well hidden abv. a crowd favorite at a party tonight filled with people who's only stout experience was Guinness.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black color with tan head. On the nose it's mostly like a sweetened coffee with cream. Taste has roasted malts, light lactose sweetness and roasted coffee on the finish. Well balanced flavors and well hidden ABV.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

25 oz. bottle dated December 2017. Purchased at Yankee Liquors in Sturbridge, MA on 4/6/18. Poured into Kane tulip glass and allowed to warm.

L: Small 1F light tan head with no lacing and a partial cap and ring. Beer is dark black.

S: Roasted malts, sweet dairy, cocoa, vanilla, maybe a hint of coffee.

T: More or less follows nose. Not sweet at all, quite neutral from start to finish. Cocoa comes through strongest.

F: Medium bodied, practically no carbonation. Construction and balance are fine.

O: It's fine, but lacks the intensity of flavor it advertises.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with some fine chocolate colored foam.

Smell is sweet with creamy vanilla and chocolate, and a hint of coffee.

Taste starts sweet and chocolatey with notes of cream, vanilla and cocoa. As it warms, the sweetness blends in a bit more, and some offee pops out.

Mouthfeel is medium to full, well carbonated.

Overall, a great stout. I expect nothing less from Grimm.

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Photo of PatGreer
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled in December of 2017, drank from a 16oz tulip glass.
Look: Pours black in color. 1 fingers worth of a tan head. No residual lacing on glass.
Smell: Roasted malts, chocolate, with a slight bit of booze, which may be intermingling with the vanilla. Slight coffee aromas as well, but mostly roasty malts and chocolate.
Taste: Chocolate forward, with a roasty malt backbone. Slight coffee presence. Vanilla is very minimal on the finish. No flavors of booze. As it warms, the chocolate really becomes more prominent. Very easy drinking.
Feel: Thin in feeling but somewhat medium in weight. Wish it had more body to it.
Overall: This beer is very tasty. It is easy drinking, and the booze are masked very well. Not as sweet as you would think given the name, but very enjoyable. I am grateful to have tried. Cheers!

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ljbonadonna92
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joemochas
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of festizio
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BubbleBobble
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knickfan3
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bandi
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Winston3737
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nograinleftbehind
3.35/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dextermcgurk
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bb-magic
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of raycoll
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueKurenai
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mschrei
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not much to look at. Roasty malt, sweet chocolate and vanilla scent much stronger than taste, which has a nice blend of flavors but also a slightly strange tangy flavor. Mouth watering feel, mild alcohol presence, not a bad sipper but not great.

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Photo of Gambyt20
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alexsergio
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Icing on the Cake from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 55 ratings