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First Date Imperial Stout | Steelhead Brewing Co.

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3.56/5
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4 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Steelhead Brewing Co.
California, United States
steelheadbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.90%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
pDev:
14.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 1
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Steelhead Burlingame

A: The pour is a very dark brown, almost black, with a touch of red in the color when looked at in the right light. There's a dense khaki head that sits on top.

S: This is one roasty imperial stout. In fact, the nose is mostly roasted malts with a bit of coffee and some licorice. There's a touch of dark fruits, but not much chocolate. It's also mildly acidic.

T: Again, the intensely roasted character is there and it gives the beer a pretty bitter and mildly acidic flavor. There's a fair amount of earthiness, which I would assume is from the hops. Some bitter dark chocolate begins to come into play, and there are some pleasant fig and plum flavors.

M: The body is not overly impressive, but it's not terribly deficient either; I'd call it medium. The carbonation is too.

D: While this beer does have some flaws, overall, it's not too bad. I don't know if I'd make an effort to have it again, but it wasn't too tough to drink.

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First Date Imperial Stout from Steelhead Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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