Cinnamon Babka
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #116
Ranked #4,606
4.24 | pDev: 4.01%
May 06, 2023
Oct 26, 2019
Our cinnamon babka-style imperial milk stout is rich with cocoa, vanilla, and warming cinnamon, and finished with just the right amount of salt. This collaboration celebrates the first anniversary of Mekelburg’s Domino and their amazing cinnamon (and chocolate) babkas. Full bodied and velvety smooth, at 12% abv this stout keeps its alcohol well-hidden. Cinnamon takes a backseat to no babka!
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Rated: 3.98 by kjkinsey from Texas

May 06, 2023
Rated: 4.33 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

May 05, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Mar 14, 2023
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Reviewed by untitledeuphoria from New York

4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
An interesting spin on the babka series. Worthy of a pour/can/case/whatever, but I prefer the cleaner profile of Sumi Babka.

The brulee experience in the taproom is a nice touch, straight roasted marshmallow.
Mar 08, 2023
Rated: 4.3 by allenson21 from New York

May 25, 2020
Rated: 4 by Moestavern from New Jersey

Feb 22, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Feb 10, 2020
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Reviewed by socon67 from New York

4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Smooth flavors with cinnamon roll flavors, and a milky creme finish. Very easy drinking for 12%. Somewhat syrupy thick, this is a nice sipping beer.
Feb 03, 2020
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours very dark, decent head aroma is chocolate with faint cinnamon. Flavor is chocolate cake, some sweet vanilla, I sense lactose, faint cinnamon. Fairly full bodied, syrupy, very light carbonation. Overall it is pretty good.

500 ml bottle from brewery 12/19
4.25 rating
Jan 16, 2020
Rated: 4.47 by Khaack from New York

Jan 11, 2020
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
another lights out stout from grimm. i thought this might be too desserty or sweet, but really its not, quite drinkable actually, even the alcohol is pretty well hidden, and i appreciate the subtlety with the cinnamon and any vanilla and lactose in here. its shiny black in the glass from the tap, not much head retention, but i dont miss it, super viscous and shiny. this is slick immediately, with a rich roasty complexion, hints of coffee and dark chocolate, a real mocha vibe in the nose, with real soft and wintery cinnamon and vanilla, not overdosed at all, and really appealing and warming. the alcohol is impressively well hidden in the taste, i know its strong from all the body but not from any heat really. the cinnamon is there the whole time, a bit sweet through most of this, never spicy in the throat or anything, and really nice against all the dark malt character this is built with. cocoa for sure, natural vanilla, and plenty of roast. if there is salt in this, which they claim, i dont really taste it, maybe more of a texture thing, body and drying tendencies, its not a huge influence on the beer to me overall though. this is cozy like a warm crackling fire, and seems perfect for a grey winter afternoon, immediately put me in a good mood and mindset too. i love most all of the grimm stouts, and this one is up there on the list for me. stoked this came to idaho, hoping to see more draft from these guys show up here. this was a delight, highly recommended. not too much cinnamon, but great depth and smoothness. yum!
Jan 03, 2020
Rated: 4.48 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Jan 02, 2020
Rated: 4.47 by woodchip from North Carolina

Dec 29, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by hoponit from New York

Dec 25, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by Hendry from Vermont

Dec 24, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by cp45 from New Jersey

Dec 24, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Dec 24, 2019
Rated: 4.15 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Dec 23, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by alexsergio from New York

Nov 28, 2019
Rated: 4.2 by LeftHanded666 from New York

Nov 27, 2019
Cinnamon Babka from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 25 ratings