Black Walnut Belgian Imperial Stout
Raised Grain Brewing Company

Black Walnut Belgian Imperial StoutBlack Walnut Belgian Imperial Stout
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Raised Grain Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,483
Ranked #10,598
4.03 | pDev: 11.66%
Feb 12, 2022
Oct 01, 2015
Black Walnut Belgian Imperial StoutBlack Walnut Belgian Imperial Stout
Notes: A truly complex stout with hints of vanilla and coffee supported by a dark, malty base. We’ve taken a big stout and made it bigger with Belgian malts and candy sugar, making it a one of a kind Belgian Stout.
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4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by DrBeergood from Ohio

L: Dark with chocolate head. Lively carbonation. There's one finger of head here easily.

S: Chocolate over barley malts and Belgian spice.

T: I've never had walnut in my beer before. Nice twist to unmalted barley.

F: Very drinkable and superb on the finish.

O: Good stuff.

Feb 12, 2022
3.75 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Nov 19, 2021
3.62 by Hend from Wisconsin on Aug 07, 2021
4.25 by LennyBound from Illinois on Jul 28, 2021
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4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by barnzy78 from Illinois

16oz can
date stamped 040821
L: near black body, frothy brown head
S: cocoa, vanilla, roasted barley
T: chocolate, fudge, caramelized grain, vanilla, roasted grain, nutty malt, earthy hops
F: full body, smooth with some chalky chocolate coating the palate, soft carbonation, alcohol is warming, moderately bitter finish with roast and baker’s chocolate lingering
O: so smooth and so delicious!

Jun 11, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by NoBacardi from Wisconsin

This beer is a gorgeous creamy dark brown! The aroma is hearty and slightly smoky. If you like a smoky finish (im not a fan of it in my beer) on your Imperial Stout, that is actually pleasant and not overly bitter, this is a must try.

May 28, 2021
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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I got a can of this beer off the single shelf from a beer store in LaCrosse, WI . It poured a opaque dark with thin tan head that is not leaving any lace . The scent had cocoa and roast notes. The taste is nicely balanced and easy to drink with imperial stout characteristics bolstered by dark chocolate and subtle roast. The mouthfeel is medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.

Nov 28, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TheSixthRing from California

From tasting notes 3/13/20
Had on-tap at Barons' Beer Garden in the MKE Airport in Milwaukee, WI

Appearance - Served up in an imperial pint, pitch black in color with a tan, half finger width head that hangs for most of the drinking experience. Thick sheets of lacing.

Smell - Aroma hits on roast, dark chocolate, a hint of walnut and a trace of dark fruit.

Taste - Follows the nose. Roast and dark chocolate upfront and throughout, with a bit of earthen walnut quickly following. Raisin creeps in at the finish, and all four main flavors are found lingering in the aftertaste, along with a hint of booze.

Mouthfeel - Full in body with fair carbonation. Slick, smooth and with a hint of creaminess. Slightly dry finish.

Overall - Really nice imperial stout. Very much in the mold of an RIS, though the walnut adds a uniqueness I've yet to have in an impy.

Apr 11, 2020
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4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Bancreagie from Wisconsin

An outstanding beer and probably the most amazing thing to me is how when poured the head looks like glitter.

Dec 28, 2019
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4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TheGent from New Jersey

The beer pours opaque and black. A lofty, light brown head that settles down leaving some lacing. As I drink the beer thick streaks of foam are left in the wake.

The aroma is nutty and woody, with bakers chocolate and some sweeter notes of milk chocolate. The roasted malt is intense and savory, bordering on smokey and meaty.

The intensity of the flavor profile matches that of the aroma. A full bodied beer with moderate carbonation, this stout offers a hoppy, lemony, pithy and bitter espresso bite up front, followed by an intensely roasted malt flavor profile with toasted, and bitter, nearly burnt bread. Earthy, finishing with nutty, and bitter coffee. Umami.

A huge ass stout. Not because of the 9.7% ABV, but due to the combination of the intense level of hopping, roasted malt bitterness and savory notes. A lot of different intense flavors combined. If you don’t like bitter, take a pass here. If you’re up for a unique stout with a bold attitude this beer may be the one for you. I am quite enjoying it!

Nov 11, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a one pint can on June 27, 2019. A truly complex stout with hints of vanilla and coffee supported by a dark, malty base. A big stout and made even bigger with Belgian malts and candy sugar. One of a kind Belgian stout.

Oct 01, 2019
3.27 by moonman1994 from Wisconsin on Apr 20, 2019
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3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

Black Walnut pours black, with no head. Big black licorice aromas. Flavors have lots of black licorice, and a bitter finish. Overall, a very big bold stout, nice bitter notes.

Apr 13, 2019
4.18 by Mikexw from New York on Jan 03, 2019
3.96 by JeffSK from Wisconsin on Jul 04, 2018
4 by bpfrush from Wisconsin on Jun 18, 2018
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4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Ri0 from Wisconsin

Poured 16oz can into tulip. It is jet black, with a 2.5 finger almond colored head. Fades slowly and leaves a cap with a good amount of lacing on my glass. Starts with deep roasted malts, a bit of nuttiness, the moves into coffee and dark chocolate sensation, then fades to a multitude of toasty, roasty and caramel malt flavors. Smooth, rich, full- bodied feel with good carbonation. This was definitely worthy of the medal it won.

Jun 10, 2018
4 by TheStoutHound from Wisconsin on Jun 07, 2018
1.89 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 25, 2018
4.49 by hof_1991 from Wisconsin on May 04, 2018
4 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on Apr 22, 2018
3.98 by Rilesmiles from Wisconsin on Feb 07, 2018
3.93 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Sep 20, 2017
4.1 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin on Sep 18, 2017
3.84 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Aug 28, 2017
3.64 by AuntBea from Illinois on Aug 08, 2017
4.04 by npendres from Wisconsin on Jun 24, 2017
3.85 by BarrelAgedG from California on May 21, 2017
4 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin on Apr 24, 2017
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4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by robear from Wisconsin

Tremendous bitter Belgian Imperial Stout.

A ton of flavors packed into this beer. No walnuts used in brewing, but you get a nice bitter nutty flavor. Great hop bill and nice marriage of malts and yeast.

Very well done.

Feb 13, 2017
4 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Feb 04, 2017
4.02 by Lucular from Maryland on Dec 27, 2016
5 by skelley35 from Wisconsin on May 09, 2016
3.68 by atone315 from Wisconsin on Apr 18, 2016
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4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

On tap at the brewpub. Hands-down the best beer I tried at the brewery during my session. Deep roasted malt character. Flavor profile did not remind me of a 'Belgian' style stout because it lacked Belgian yeast qualities like Allagash Black or something similar.

Feb 19, 2016
4.08 by OneSickPuppy from Wisconsin on Jan 21, 2016
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4.77/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Angerhaus from Rhode Island

L: As close to oily black that you can get in the deepest spectrum of brown.

S: Strong presence of black walnut, undying scents of dark roasted chocolate malts.

T: Black walnut immediately hits the tongue with dark chocolate evolving quickly thereafter.

M: Viscous, thick. Nice and sharp when freshly cold out of the tap, warm and wonderful as the temp rises.

O: Great new beer with extremely limited availability. Seek this out if you have a chance, and let us hope that a barrel-aged version is not far off on the horizon.

Dec 11, 2015
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4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by epmarek from Wisconsin

Good start and a tasty finish

Nov 27, 2015
3.97 by sweemzander from Illinois on Nov 16, 2015
3.61 by adamranders from Wisconsin on Nov 02, 2015
Black Walnut Belgian Imperial Stout from Raised Grain Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 41 ratings