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Caldera Kettle Series Old Growth Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5559) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
65cl, at 8.8%Vol, exclusive American brew, with licorice, thx alot to Koen for sharing!, complex Stout, roasted/malty/sweet and slightly spicy/bitter, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, good Winter brew

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1696) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle shared with Posey at Cooking Club. Pours an opaque brown with two fingers of tan head. Aroma is roasty and lots of coffee. Flavor follows with lots of coffee. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3471) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle at pre-borefts tasting . Pour black, small grey head . Smell is coffee , bit bitter , bit sweet . Taste is coffee (intense ) . Thick mouthfeel , low carbo . Bit bitter , some sweetness .

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4634) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle at the ABC Beers pre Borefts tasting, Den Haag, courtesy of deanso. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin broken tan head. The aroma is rich malt, creamy caramel. The flavour is moderate bitter with a sweet malt boozy alcohol bitter palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3470) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of musty chocolate, dark fruit, liquorice. Full body, flavour much as the aroma, smooth, light coffee, roast malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5443) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle shared at the Pre-Borefts Tasting. Pours near black with a short lived beige head. Aroma of espresso, roast, caramel, chocolate. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (5473) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Bomber bottle from ABCBeers @ Pre Borefts tasting Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of chocolate. A lovely imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1744) - 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 (176) - 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!


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