Waffling
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,370
ABV:
14%
Score:
92
Ranked #16,137
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 7.3%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
13
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Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
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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.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 13 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of q33jeff
3.33/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

**
01/25/20

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.

**

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Photo of Tony210
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

1/16/20
500 ml bottle from brewery, 12/14/19
4.25 rating

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Photo of tobelerone
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
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

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Waffling from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 13 ratings