American Grimm
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
Baltic Porter
Ranked #42
Ranked #8,029
4.19 | pDev: 6.21%
Oct 06, 2022
Nov 16, 2021
Collab with American Solera.

American Grimm is the smooothest of rides. Enticing aromas of caramel, toffee, and milk chocolate are followed by malt-driven complex waves of sweet and nutty nougat and dark roast bitterness.
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
No gimmicks, just a great baltic porter. Pitch black pour with a tan head. Dark chocolate with hints of toffee and oxidzied prune, meet roasty earth, malt, and licorice in the nose. Taste has char added to the earth and malt, leather and raisin adds a layer to the chocolate, prune, and toffee with a bittering earthy finish. Body is lush and roasty while never losing steam, though slightly lighter for the style, so smooth but with proper textures for the style.
Oct 06, 2022
Rated: 4.12 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Apr 20, 2022
Rated: 3.8 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 23, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by alexsergio from New York

Feb 07, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by jak from North Carolina

Dec 30, 2021
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Canned 2021/11/01
Pours a thick frothy brown 1+ finger head with good retention, good lacing, jet black color

Nose thick dark chocolate, cocoa, lactose-like milk-chocolate, light toasted and roasted malt, little fudgey, soft

Taste is nice, roast and bitter baker's chocolate, bitter roast and mild spicy hop bitterness, dark malts that hint at acrid but don't get there, hint smokey as well, creamy milk chocolate, some spices, soft lager notes, biscuity brown malts as well, very light alcohol late

Mouth is fuller bod, soft lager, a bit creamy as well, med frothy carb, touch of warming alcohol

Overall not bad, good baltic porter in general
Dec 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Kendo from New York

4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: Poured from the can into a Tree House tulip. Body is brownish-black when backlit during the pour, but black in the glass with a short-lived tannish-brown head.

S: Roasted grains, charcoal/char, some coffee and caramel malt.

T: Roasted barley malt, charcoal, toasted brown bread, coffee and dark chocolate. Plus bitter piney hops. More bitter than sweet, which I like. Finishes with that roasty character leaving a nice bitter taste on the palate.

M: Medium to heavy in heft. Carbonation is active but fairly "soft."

O: An excellent Baltic Porter. Good balance between the roast and char of a good porter with some sweetness.
Dec 05, 2021
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is essentially jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan colored head that died down a bit but never completely faded away.
S: Moderate aromas of chocolate are present in the nose along with notes of dark and roasted malts.
T: The taste follows the smell, but has more chocolatey flavors and less of the roasted malt flavors.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has the flavors and body you would expect from a Baltic Porter but has the drinkability of a standard porter.

Serving type: can
Dec 04, 2021
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
A- 16oz tallboy pours into a snifter with a pure black boy and a dark nutty to cocoa brown head. The head peaks at an inch high with a foamy and creamy consistency and good retention. Getting a few large webs of lacing but not a huge amount in total.

S- Getting a large dose of roasted grains but also a fair amount of hops to provide some balance in the aroma. Malts bring notes of blackened barley, licorice, dark chocolate, toasted nuttiness, coffee and caramel. Hops are earthy and piney. Tilted toward the bitter roast spectrum rather than the toasty and sweet side of porters.

T- Not all beers translate from the aroma to the palate so closely but this one is pretty much a carbon copy of the bitter roasty malt balanced by a strong hop presence. Roast barley, charcoal, licorice, extremely dark chocolate, burnt bread, toasted nuts, caramel, coffee and cocoa nibs followed by hints of dark fruit, earthy and bitter piney hops. More bitter than sweet and again very much about the heavily kilned grains.

MF- Medium to heavy body with a moderately high level of carbonation. A good chewiness and a creamy and frothy texture. Piney bitterness lingers long in the finish.

Two really good breweries get together and brew a world class porter. Not quite as good as the all time great Zwyiec but what really is for Baltic Porters. Love the strong roast grains, the bitter edge and the hops.
Nov 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Looked like the style, but way too sweet, almost watery and higher carbonation. On tap at the source. Ok sipper, but not the edge needed for a baltic.
Nov 21, 2021
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Reviewed by edthehead from Maryland

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Dark brown appearance with a tan head that recedes slowly to a collar, good retention, sparse lacing. Coffee, tobacco, sweet malt. Medium thick body, moderate carbonation.
Nov 21, 2021
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Grimm Artisan Ales in Brooklyn, NY.

This one pours a very dark black color, with a small head and lots of lacing.

This has a nice roasty and jet black bitterness, with some toffee, dark fruit, milk chocolate, and espresso.

This is a very impressively full flavored porter. There’s a nice balance of flavors ok either end of the spectrum, with toffee and chocolate sweetness, and some fruitiness. But there’s also a healthy roasty bitterness, evoking herbs and coffee.

This is thick, creamy, and rich, with a clean and dry finish, with no booziness to it.

I’m happy that this one leaned much more closely towards Grimm’s style, rather than American Solera. Because of that, it was actually balanced and not too sweet.
Nov 16, 2021
American Grimm from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 12 ratings