Cellar Series Imperial Stout
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

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American Imperial Stout
3.94 | pDev: 6.35%
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 11 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by claaark13:
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3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks morimoto for the hookup! Poured from a cellar temp bottle #295/600 with blue wax into a HF tulip.

A - Pours on the lighter side of black with a thick, creamy tan head. Turns into nice lacing that holds up well. Weak legs, but it is only 8.4%.

S - Dark malts, light roast and fruit aromas. Nothing is strong at all about the aroma and I have to really dig in to find the notes.

T - Lightly roasted from start to finish, dark malts, slight fruit coming through, chocolate notes in the back half of the flavor. The finish is a slightly dry/bitter and mildly roasted chocolate. The flavors are somewhat light and provide for a very drinkable beer. I'm guessing this was the goal. The lighter fruit flavor becomes more noticeable after a couple sips.

M - Pretty light for the style, but still smooth.

O - This is very drinkable and on the lighter side of the style. For what it is, I think it is very well done. Strong enough flavors for such a light AD/IS to keep criticism at bay. It is hard to drop this below a 4 because it all works together so well. I would drink it again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GTB
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of oberon
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle No#91 of 600,brewed in November 2011.The second edition of the Cellar Series,Iam guessing this is a cellared version of the Black Powder Imperial Stout wich I like alot.Poured for a 750ml waxed (I hate waxed) bottle into an imperial nonic close to jet black except for a little deep brown when held to the light with a one finger deep beige head atop.dark fruit,light smoke,and chocolate stand out mostly in the nose,maybe even a little medicinal wich is different for the style.Chocolaty flavors with a bit of rum-like alcohol dipped fruit,earthy/roasty notes come around and make for a nice lingering finish.A mellow but fuller feel is nice for sipping.This is a nice imperial stout,it's not huge in terms of flavor but it tastes good and the alcohol is kept in check really well.

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Photo of Bung
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. #176. A sturdy enough looking black pour. Thin layer off cream head, retained pretty well.

Aroma, a lot of dark red fruit in there. Some musty roast malt and dark chocolate.

Taste, Some odd cardboardy flavors upfront. A toasted malt, oaky flavor breaks through. Some anise and a good dose of dark chocolate and cocoa. Finish saves it just a bit.

It's pretty much mid bodied. Just a tad watery, but still coats pretty well. The faintest of warming. It's pretty good, but feels like it is already about at the end of its life expectancy. There was a little of what appeared to be rust on the cap, maybe from a slight overfill. Still odd and probably didn't help things.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1420th Review on BA
Bottle to mini snifter

2011 Vintage
Bottle 57/600

Thanks to dvelcich for this
Chicago Bottleshare

App- Small brown color with pockets of black. An aggressive pour yielded a small bubbly look. Khaki in color with a couple dots of cling.

Smell- There is a lot going on in this glass. It had a lot of aromatics but they all don't work together. Bakers chocolate with some over roasty malts and a bit of campfire smoke.

Taste- It's a nice stout with some good pockets of flavors. The bitter chocolate comes in first and then leads its to a roast with some dark fruit flavors.

Mouth- A thinner medium body with a lower carbonation. Residual chocolate and char.

Drink- its a nice beer. But it's just that. It's nice. A bit muddled at points and needs more depth and creaminess.

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Photo of GehenHerzog
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml, November 2011 #334 of 600
Olde Hickory snifter

A: Pours a deep brown nearly black color. Didn't get much head. Whispy medium tan head. Forms a collar around edges. Sticking around a while.

S: Some oxidation. Getting deep roast. Dark chocolate. Dark fruits. It's a little cold initially.

T: Nice beer. Tip of the tongue, getting really deep dark rich chocolate. Almost leads to some of those dark fruit flavors. Like a fruit dipped in dark chocolate. Not as much roast as I took on nose. Finish has some bitterness and is dry. Cocoa bitterness? Slight coffee.

M: It's full bodied, but it's actually pretty highly carbonated.

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Photo of UNCCTDawg
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A~ Dark brown in color but not totally black like your typical Imperial Stout. Slight amounts of dark brown glow at the top of the beer. Good looking one finger light mocha colored head, but no retention or lacing.

S~ Sweet Vanilla, textbook Imperial Stout smell...

T~ Molasses, Vanilla and something that is odd (not a bad odd) and different than normal. Solid taste, stays with you.

M~ Low carbonation and light body for the style. Very velvety through drinking.

O~I'm not sure why the ratings on this one aren't better. It's not the best Imperial Stout that I've ever tasted, but this is solid beer. I bet this one gets a lot better with a little age. If there were a BA version if this, I think it would be right up there wih the big boys. Overall quality beer.

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Cellar Series Imperial Stout from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 11 ratings