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Caldera Old Growth Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kettle Series. 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3793) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2016
Bottled. Pours hazy deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and licorice notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aleksander (19) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 11, 2016
taste of roasted malt dominates and gives this beer its character, balanced by chocolate and sweet fruits tastes, well balanced, not very dense, quite drinkable for this style

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2130) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle a black colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts spicy laurel smoke fruits citrus oak and bitter hops flavor roasted malts spicy citrus fruits spicy laurel smoke oak and bitter hops

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7670) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle. Thx Madmitch. This one pours opaque black with a dense creamy brown head. Amazing curtains. But sweet and hard roasted aroma with coffee and licorice notes. Long roasted malty flavor. Bitter roast and little charcoal. Licorice and light coffee. Smooth velvety texture. Nice one.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (2463) - SPAIN - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle 65cl / Botella 65cl. @ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, Espańa. A: Black / Negro. T/S: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, sweet / Malta tostada, chocolate, cafe, dulce.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (1251) - Z±bki, POLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Aromat: wyraźna czekolada i to w wielu postaciach, likier, owoce w likierze, alkohol obecny aczkolwiek stonowany i przyjemny. Następnie kakao, kawa zbożowa, karmel, lukrecja, trochę igieł czy ziół. Niewiele zabrakło do idealnego stoutu.

Wygląd: barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Piana jasno brązowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, początkowo obfita, umiarkowanie trwała, ale ładnie oblepiająca szkło.

Smak: umiarkowana słodycz, raczej wytrawna podstawa ciemnych słodów z nutką kwaskową oraz alkoholową. Początkowo trochę przytłacza, ale z czasem (na szczęście) słodycz staje się bardziej wyraźna. Następnie paloność, czekolada gorzka, kawa, kakao - wszystko w wytrawnym wydaniu. Jest nieco owoców w czekoladzie i likierze, z zaznaczonym alkoholem i lukrecją. Goryczka raczej słodowa, drażniąca i zbyt długa. Krągła do tęgiej pełnia, umiarkowane do niskiego wysycenie i lekko oleista konsystencja. Finisz z gorzkiej czekolady i kakao z udziałem alkoholu lekko rozgrzewającego przełyk. Dobre piwo, ale miałem nadzieję na więcej, zwłaszcza po świetnym aromacie. Do tego, jak dla mnie zbyt wytrawne.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9165) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2015
Rather stable, rust-coloured head over black beer. Rust, slag, sweet-burnt, coffee, mocha, café noir cookies. Sourish, stout flavour at first, then going to burnt-bitter, with some covert sweet malt undertones. Obviously well-bodied, slick and rich. Good carbonation. Myeah... Old Growth? I’d be tempted to speak about Déjŕ vu....

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (1255) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle. A roasted, dark, thick stout. Semi-sweet chocolate, dark malts without much room to breathe out of the thickness but very smooth. Not much need to. It’s really good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
karpik (468) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Chocolate, coffee and some roastiness in aroma. Pours black with perfect tan head. Taste is medium sweet, again chocolate and coffee predominate. Bitterness is medium, herbal, body is medium to full. Overall well done Impy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gr_pa (295) - siemianowice, POLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Black, great head. Aroma: caramel, soy sauce, licorice. Medium to heavy sweetnes, light to medium body. Sweet, but not to sweet. Roasty finish.


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