Dark Sky Imperial Stout | Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom

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137 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
Japan
bairdbeer.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UncleJimbo on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
137
Reviews:
77
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.64%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Kuges
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in a goblet.

Pours very dark brown, near black and opaque in the glass. Little head or lacing, and the head is too bubbly.

Aroma: rich, nicely complex and very appealing. A bit boozy with hints of licorice and molasses.

Flavor: robust, rich, refined and well-balanced. Leans slightly towards sweet. Very good mix of dark fruit and roasted grain flavors with some suitable alcohol booziness and a touch of coffee and licorice.

Feel: full body with soft, low carbonation leaning towards flat.

Overall: excellent

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Photo of user785335
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pstam87
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Comes in 55% brown and 45% black. Aroma didn't impart as much roast as an average stout would. Booze noticeable.

Taste did finally bring some roasted coffee like notes. Russian Imperial Stout dark fruit like bitter notes. A tad thin for its alcohol content.

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Photo of peabody
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LoudRed
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of amano_h
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreatStoutman
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 2014 in 11.2oz.

Pours slick and black, lays down in the glass without a trace of carbonation. No head, but a layer of soapy looking bubbles on the surface... they disappear and there's nothing but a sheet of black ice.

Smells vanilla and roasted malts, maybe some caramel. Smokey, and if you told me this was barrel aged I would believe you. Really nice smell.

Thin mouth feel and no carbonation at all, I think calling this flat would be fair. However, it lays really nice on the tongue, and it really has some complex flavors. I get porter, but if they want to call it a stout thats fine too. Bitterness kicks in late and its fairly strong. I get some chocolate notes here too.

This is 10% abv and labeled Imperial Stout so I understand why some people would be thrown off by this - because its not a chewy RIS - but its got some redeeming qualities. Still, it's flat and its hard to ignore, but its a good beer and I would definitely have it again (although maybe not for the $5.50 this 12oz bottle cost).

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Photo of torrenju
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Huboluv
4.52/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Skellbop
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mig100
2.71/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Barely carbonated, maybe oxidized? Nice chocolate malt aroma, follows through with some of that on the palette but just falls flat (literally), not terrible but definitely not good. This comes off like a home brew experiment to me.

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Photo of chrismattlin
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WCKDVBZ
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of Domvan
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnBender
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TokyoCO
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Dark Sky Imperial Stout from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
3.78 out of 5 based on 137 ratings.
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