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Caldera Kettle Series Old Growth Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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Brewed in late December of every year,this imperial stout ages for one whole year before its release. Grist: Premium Two Row, Munich, Chocolate, Brown, Carafa Special, Crystal; Spices: Brewers’ licorice; Hops: Galena, Saaz; Original gravity: 1.088; Alcohol by volume: changed from 9% to 10.3% to 8.8%. Release date: December 1.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1694) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2014
Bomber from De Bierkoning @ home. Pitch black color. Dense beige to brown head, with reasonable retention. Aroma’s: mocha, sweetish, roasted malts, hints of red fruit, drop & soy sauce. Retronasal it’s sweet, mocha, light fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet, roasted, moderate bitter. Medium bodied. Carbo is on the low side. Finishes with roasted malts, dark chocolate, moderate bitter. Nice!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
[5736-20130823] 1pt6floz bottle. Roasted chocolate milk aroma. Hazy, cola brown body with a quick foamy light brown head. Roasted burnt wood grain malt flavour. Full body. Average. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, jercraigs, Radek Kliber, Colin)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chribban (166) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
Dark brown, almoust black with a one finger high brown, fluffy, head. Nose: Dark dry chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, licorice, milk chocolate, chocolate cookies - a LOT of chocolate here! Cocoa, red berries and some green apples deep down! Fat milk, plum and coffe beans. This is so complex! I could stay for hours just smelling this beer! Taste: Espresso coffee, coffee beans, dark bitter chocolate, roasted notes, cacao, fudge, caramel, oak, a little bit of licorice and a dry bitterness. Mouth: A full, complex body with a high bitterness. Creamy and very smooth. I’m so glad I got this bottle - I love Imperial Stouts and this is one of the better I’ve tried. Highly recommended!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
Bottled at Haket, Göteborg, on August 16, 2014. During "big bottle share Saturday".
Black color, dark brown head. Sweet, malty, green bell peppers scent, some chocolate. Chocolate, grainy, bitter taste. Bitter, cocoa aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, high bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2187) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
Delicious beer. Thick and oily mouthfeel and appearance. Taste of brown malt, cacao and coffee. Has a slightly spicey touch, with some hops as well. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhilJackson80 (313) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 2, 2014
22 oz Bomber. Tasted on 8/3/14. Beer from Moore Liquor. Beer pours to a deep black color with a dark tan thick head. Aroma has dark chocolate, coffee & slightly sweet. Overall a great stout that has a dry smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6644) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of dark grains, dark chocolate and an underlying roastiness. Flavor has creamy chocolate with dark grains and some growing roasted malts with a light bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (881) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2014
6FL OZS. Bottle. 8.8 ABV
Pours black with light brown head.
Aroma chocolate, dark roasted malts, coffee, liquorice.
Taste roasted bitters, chocolate sweets.
Mouthfeel smooth, creamy, sticky.
Awesome!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Handypaul (213) - - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a very thin brown frothy to creamy head that diminishes to a ring and leaves some lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and light molasses. Medium to heavy bitter, light to medium sweet in a light to medium body with an oily texture. Flavors of burnt malt, bitter chocolate, light licorice and alcohol. Average carbonation and a long bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (3171) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
Version à 8.8%. Gros corps noir avec une coiffe foncée des plus solides. Parfums intenses de cacao, de mélasse et de réglisse avec des copeaux de chêne et une tonne de houblons terreux. Ce truc sent très bon. Saveurs noires bien déployées. Malts généreux mais amers, réglisse noire sucrée et salée, fruits au fond de mon verre, café mocha et chocolat pur. Impression en bouche des plus plaisantes. Liquide huileux, dense et agréablement touché par les bulles. Finale solidement amère de grains tournés, de cacao, de café et de houblons. Belle surprise étasunienne. Facilement buvable même lorsque le mercure atteint les 35 degrés.


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