Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,523
Ranked #13,681
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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4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on May 05, 2021
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1.5/5  rDev -62.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
by jazzstar from New York

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
3.81 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Aug 30, 2020
4.23 by cp45 from New Jersey on May 03, 2020
4.49 by Hendry from Vermont on Apr 02, 2020
4.37 by JMScowcroft from Vermont on Mar 27, 2020
4 by mdfb79 from New York on Mar 07, 2020
3.76 by Khaack from New York on Feb 21, 2020
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3.33/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by q33jeff from New Jersey


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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4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Tony210 from New Jersey

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
4.35 by Bbock13 from North Carolina on Jan 14, 2020
4.33 by TheEpeeist from Pennsylvania on Jan 12, 2020
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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by tobelerone from New Jersey

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
4.11 by LeftHanded666 from New York on Dec 26, 2019
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3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

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
4.05 by alexsergio from New York on Dec 08, 2019
4.13 by Dmbphoenix from New York on Dec 08, 2019
4.46 by timdrake from New Jersey on Dec 07, 2019
4.04 by MaximumYuks from Oregon on Nov 25, 2019
4.44 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Nov 16, 2019
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