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

bottled
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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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. Note:- ABV may vary each year.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ chriso [ oh6gdx birthday bash tasting ].

Dark brown colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, sweet malt, wood. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, light salty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111203]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2012
Bottled@my birthdaybash@Chriso. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol, some mild fruity and dark berries as well. Flavour is liquorice, alcohol, mild riped fruits as well as some raisins.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (21412) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2009
Bottled (8%) Opaque black, beige head. Coffee and caramel up front. Mid sweet with gentle soft mouthfeel.Mildly warming with plenty ofcocolate and tobacco. Full flavoured and mouthfilling, yet soft and inaggressive.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
11th January 2010
9.0% Bottle. Opaque black beer. Thin chocolate - brown head, dies away quickly. Light airy palate. Dark malt, almost creamy and lightly toasted. Very light! A good streak of licorice. Finisihes dry with a licorice aftertaste. Also some of the ’green’ freshness that is in the Kurofone porter but not as bad.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (16417) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle at Chriso Patriks Bday tasting. Black beer lasting beige head. Very choc sponge. Very decent. Lots of choc sponge.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14478) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14384) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle at Pat’s birthday tasting at chriso’s. Pours dark, ruby-brown with a foamy, beige head. Mild roast and dark malt nose. Nice flavor, medium sweet, lightly roasty, some dirty earth, dark sugar. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Pleasantly roasty finish with some slight age to the malts. Mild bitterness of earth and cocoa. Nice, restrained impy.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12585) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle shared by Marcus. Dark malt aroma with dark fruits. Smells slightly cola. Light tan head, but minimal. Flavors of dark malt, coffee, darkish fruit and perhaps chocolate. Makes one think of barrel aged Scottish stout. Finishes smooth and malty bitter. Reminds of Paradox.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, light citrus, and pine. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, coffee, toffee, and fennel.


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