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Calumet Guidos Imperial Stout

Calumet Guidos Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
Rich, smooth and wonderfully complex, Calumet Imperial Stout is a truly distinctive belly warmer. We use several types of malt and varieties of hops to bring forth this big brew. Quite robust and roasty on the palate, this Stout has a wonderfully fruity nose and a moderately dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2007
Calumet is known and lauded for their mastery of diacetyl and this one is the king of that sour tartness that is unique to these guys. Deep opaque blackness with a rich espresso head. Tart and creamy at the same time. Do not taste alcohol, and I imagine it is in the low end for the stye (say around 9%). Really well balanced except for the sourness. I really have had no other beer like this one. I only counted off some points for the style....it is a very nice beer and very unique....it helps that you can only get it in Chilton.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2007
Fourth stop during Wisconsin Trip #2 and one of 11 brews offered at this small town brewpub. Pours an opaque brown brew with an off white head. Nice lacing. Aromas picked up are dark chocolate, dark pitted fruits, and toasted barley malt. Taste is quite different from most other Imperial Stouts. This Imperial Stout has a sweet and acidic wine aftertaste. Something more like a wild yeast giving it a metallic vinegar texture to the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2005
An imperial stout without the hops. Tart, syrupy sweet flavor that seems to stem from the black malt. Oddly dry finish. This stuff is way too unbalanced for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Pours to a dark black body with a thick creamy dark brown head. This comes off more as a cream stout because he doesn’t use a ton of hops in it. Milky at first and then the dark roasted chocolate malts hit. VERY SWEET. So sweet that drinking a glass of this would be MORE than enough. Light tartness to it. Mostly milk- and bittersweet chocolates. The aroma has a light roasty and smoky characteristic. Dark pitted fruits hide. The palate is overly sweet. Very slick and almost vinegary in texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2001

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2001

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