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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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Imperial Stout is the biggest of the black beers and to drink Baird Dark Sky is to experience a foreboding libation. The aroma is gorgeously complex (dry hopping with American Centenniel & Amarillo hops) and the flavor is a stunning smorgasbord (chocolate, toffee, herbs, coffee, licorice, etc.). The mouthfeel is soft and enveloping. The finish is piquantly acrid and warming (alcohol approximately 7.6%).


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanuta06 (355) - Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Serving: from tap at Brouwers Cafe. Aroma: light-to-medium raisin malt. Appearance: no head. Cola-like brown body. Taste: lightly sweet, raisiny initial flavor and lightly bitter, heavily roasty finish with long duration. Palate: heavy body, with syrupy texture, flat carbonation and alcoholic finish feel. Overall: amazing palate--thick, smooth and syrupy. Very good flavor. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2029) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2013
Pours black with a tiny head. Nose shows roasted malt, dark chocolate, nutty notes and liquorice. Pretty similar flavours but less complex, mainly roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee liqueur. Needs more carbonation, pretty much flat at the moment.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Imperial Stout is the biggest of the black beers and to drink Baird Dark Sky is to experience a foreboding libation. The aroma is gorgeously complex (dry hopping with American Centenniel & Amarillo hops) and the flavor is a stunning smorgasbord (chocolate, toffee, herbs, coffee, licorice, etc.). The mouthfeel is soft and enveloping. The finish is piquantly acrid and warming (alcohol approximately 7.6%). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4061) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Aroma is dark fruit, raspberries, malts and earthiness. The flavor is raspberries, dark fruit, malts a hint of tobacco and a tangy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Tim’s Place. Black - brown head. Burned malts, fruity, spicy, bitterness, licorice, nice malty, nice coffee notes, toffee, herbal notes, ok hoppy.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2013
Draft in Washington DC, just a few days after returning from Tokyo. Apparently the beer beat me here. Almost black, nearly flat. Aroma of Hershey’s syrup. Taste is sweet milk chocolate, bitter finish. Acceptable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (4084) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting. Black colour with a small beige head. Almost no lacing. Sweet plum, fruit aroma. Rather sweet plum, dark fruit flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
A very malty aroma. Oily in appearance, it is thick and dark. Sweet malty notes with a strong bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle from Tokyu Food Show. Very dark brown black, thick golden bubbly creamy head. Aroma is roasty, bit of chocolate, coffee, maybe oaty or grainy. Taste is nice, bit of bitterness, coffee, no sweetness, something bit fruity. Some vanilla maybe. Pretty drinkable, and no hint of the alcohol. Not ultra thick but a bit sticky. Nice though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3524) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle purchased at Hunger Mountain Co-Op, Montpelier, VT. No bottle dating anywhere. This has been sitting in my clear since August. Hard to know how old it is. The beer poured a deep brown/ almost black color with thin tan head that only showed a ring around the snifter. Aroma is roasted malts with mild notes of chocolate and slight coffee. Mostly the same with some sugar upfront and mild licorice undertones. The hops are almost totally gone. Not a huge problem for me. The body leans on the full side with no ABV being detectable. Overall it’s a drinkable Impy stout, slightly above average. Nothing about it makes me want to run out and grab another bottle yet it does have some nice flavors.


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