Tomorrow's Special New York
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #234
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
86
Ranked #23,627
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 7.61%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
14
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Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
86
Very Good
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RyanK252 from California

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewery pint glass

A: Pours basically black with a frothy tan head that settles to a light layer and leaves a little nice lacing.

S: Roasty, char, earthy, black coffee, a touch of smoke, a little dark fruit, and some burnt sugar.

T: Roasty, earthy, char, black coffee, a touch of smoke, slightly nutty, underlying dark fruit, and a little burnt sugar.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, light creaminess.

O: It's been a while since I've had a straight oatmeal stout without a bunch of adjuncts thrown into it, so this is refreshing.

Mar 13, 2021
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BeerBaronBear from New York

3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned 7/19/20, tasted 11/29. This one wasn't my favorite. If I had blind-tasted this and was asked what type of beer it was, I would have guessed "porter" - but the "stout" label left me a little disappointed in the thin mouthfeel and bitter, burnt flavors. It grew on me a bit once I recognized what this brew was all about, but it wasn't as rich and flavorful as I was hoping for from a Grimm oatmeal stout. Unless you're into porters, try their beer Evening Sunrise instead - more of a true stout, and super-delicious.

Nov 30, 2020
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Gajo74 from New York

4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a motor oil looking dark liquid. From the can it pours dark brown, while it looks pitch black in the glass. A creamy tan head dissipates into a thin film with lacing.

Pleasant roasted malt aromas evoke notes of coffee and bittersweet dark chocolate. In addition, there are bright notes of cherry, dark fruit, woodsy and earthy hops and a creamy milk chocolate like sweetness.

From the get go, the taste highlights black and roasted malts that impart bitter and lightly acidic espresso like flavors. Supported by creamy oats, nutty and dark toasted malts that belatedly develop a subtle sweetness as the drink warms. The palate is dry overall, although flavors of dark and milk chocolate, coffee, earthy and woodsy hops open up.

Medium to full bodied with a moderate to gentle carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, slick and mouth coating. The finish is smooth, roasty, nutty and bitter.

I enjoyed this easy to drink oatmeal stout. The balance was on the bitter side as it dried the palate and allowed the roasted malts to shine.

Nov 21, 2020
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Shiredave from New York

4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful, trippy cityscape can art. Canned on 10-19-20.
Opaque but clear, brown-black color with a tan head that billowed then slumped to a scant film, leaving a few smears of dark lace.
Full on stout aromas of black and caramelized grains with notes of bakers chocolate and coffee grounds. Some hints of floral hops that blend in with malt sugars.
Great balance of flavors from start to finish. Lush, medium bodied and very roasty character, it seems just bit thin.
More toffee and coffee flavors in the middle followed by dark grain and hop bitterness at the back of the throat.
Finish is dry and a bit chalky but with tasty roasted and toasted grain notes.
Not as creamy as I'd hoped for an oat stout but still a solid, full flavored stout that stands out in an IPA world.

Nov 08, 2020
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BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a very rich black color with a one finger head of coffee colored foam. Completely opaque. Minimal lacing.

Aroma: Roasted coffee beans and pleasant, slightly burnt toast. Dry, powdered chocolate, like for chocolate milk or hot cocoa. Toasted almonds. Vaguely hoppy and earthy.

Taste: Very impressive, I see what they were going for here. At 5.2% abv, it's insanely quaffable and enjoyable to drink. Upfront bitter, slightly acidic and fruity notes of coffee. The flavor is dry - but light and airy - with just the right amount of bitterness from the roasted malt. There's a touch of doughiness, which I really like. It's slightly piney and spicy, rounded out by a savory toasted almond nuttiness. There's the faintest notion of dark chocolate on the finish. This is fire!

Feel: Clean and refreshing. Low viscosity, crisp and light. Low carbonation. Bittersweet.

Overall: Simple, clean and unadulterated. I really dig this stuff.

Nov 03, 2020
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Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 14 ratings