Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
American Imperial Stout
3.97 | pDev: 15.87%
May 05, 2021
Nov 16, 2019
Very Good
Notes: Brewed in collaboration with Kane Brewing.

Imperial stout with toasted walnuts, maple syrup, vanilla & sea salt.

Waffling is a roasted, toasted, nutty delight of a stout. Big, warming aromas of freshly baked walnuts dominate the nose with a scrumptious drizzle of maple sweetness. A loaded malt bill of roasted, caramel, and chocolate malts deliver a super plush mouthfeel and perfect toastiness–never cloying or astringent–that perfectly complements the rich flavor of the walnuts.
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Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

May 05, 2021
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Reviewed by jazzstar from New York

1.5/5  rDev -62.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
Medium brown in color. Honestly have had better 1st time home brewer’s stouts. No notes of walnuts, vanilla or maple syrup. Very metallic finish. Super bummed. This is a fail all around. Literally poured the bottle down the drain.
Dec 06, 2020
Rated: 3.81 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Aug 30, 2020
Rated: 4.23 by cp45 from New Jersey

May 03, 2020
Rated: 4.49 by Hendry from Vermont

Apr 02, 2020
Rated: 4.37 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Mar 27, 2020
Rated: 4 by mdfb79 from New York

Mar 07, 2020
Rated: 3.76 by Khaack from New York

Feb 21, 2020
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle to snifter.

LOOK: murky muddy brown water. big foamy off white head with pretty good retention.
AROMA: nuts and caramel, vanilla and maple.
TASTE: a bit too bitter. walnut is tasty, but leaves a very dry bitterness that even the maple cannot make up for. sea salt may add to this effect.
FEEL: medium body, inconsistent.

Interesting mix of ingredients, but just not all coming together the way that I would think the brewers envisioned.

Jan 26, 2020
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a cloudy, burly brown color, decent foamy head . Aroma is maple syrup and walnuts, and some vanilla. Walnuts and maple syrup are up front and center, very nice balance between the two. Vanilla appears on the swallow, sea salt is a nice touch. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Just saw that it is 14%. Tastes more like 8%. Dangerous. Overall a very well executed pastry stout, kinda tastes lime waffles and syrup.

500 ml bottle from brewery, 12/14/19
4.25 rating
Jan 17, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by Bbock13 from North Carolina

Jan 14, 2020
Rated: 4.33 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Jan 12, 2020
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Reviewed by tobelerone from New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is a weird and for me ultimately unsatisfying beer especially considering its provenance. I found it to be too sweet and oddly lifeless and difficult to drink. There’s a decent amount of maple character but not enough balancing stout notes - essentially no roast or bitterness. Full bodied and a little sticky with low carbonation. After an initial cap of khaki head subsides you’re left with a murky brown muddy looking beer so there’s a lack of visual appeal to boot. I’m quite fond of big stouts and barleywines and used to drinking 16 oz or more at a time but this was a bit of a chore to finish and I think I’d have been happier with say, 5-6oz instead. Not a disaster by any means but not anything id recommend particularly considering the price point.
Dec 31, 2019
Rated: 4.11 by LeftHanded666 from New York

Dec 26, 2019
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle poured into a pint glass

Hazy brown liquid , mud like appearance, pencil thin brown foam cap , settles to a brown ring with an island or two , some lacings

Aroma of maple, toasted almonds, fresh yeast

Taste is faint maple, sea salt, hint of vanilla

Low sudsing , smooth, salty finish

Good beer
Dec 25, 2019
Rated: 4.05 by alexsergio from New York

Dec 08, 2019
Rated: 4.13 by Dmbphoenix from New York

Dec 08, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by timdrake from New Jersey

Dec 07, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by MaximumYuks from Oregon

Nov 25, 2019
Rated: 4.44 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Nov 16, 2019
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