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Fish Tale Poseidons Imperial Stout - Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Aged in casks formerly used for Cabernet wine, this big Imperial Stout is brewed from Northwest ESB, chocolate, and caramel malts, with Columbus hops to bitter and Cascade hops for flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (10568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
750mL bottle, bottled Nov. 2001 cellar’d in Bottleworks’ cellar since, split with manuchampions, Matts_Property and uhlan. Pours pitch black with a small light brown head - looks beautiful. First sniff reveals a perfectly kept beer, especially for the age (over 10 years!), with notes of rich roasted malt, maraschino cherries, cabernet red wine, almost a bacon / smoke note, light molasses and many other subtle complexities I cannot find words for. Flavour is immensely rich and complex - hasn’t gone off at all - with roasted malt, red wine, slight smokiness, maraschino cherries, vanilla, light molasses, etc. etc... so many layers of depth and complexity. A bit port-like on the finish, especially as it warms up. Glad to have had the opportunity to try this, despite the hefty price tag. Too bad Fish Tale does not brew this anymore. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, SPAIN - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle generously shared by daknole -- who else could actually track this down? Pours coffee black with a fleeting brown head and minimal lacing. Smells and tastes predominantly of vanilla, cocoa, sweet malts, and dark fruits. A bit thin on the palate and slightly oxidized. Finishes with tannins and a trace of alcohol. Still holding up well!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2011

Bottle 750ml.

[ Courtesy of hannont ]. [ Vintage 2000 ]. Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, berry, wood, light coffee, initial oxidide notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, tart, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110923]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2011
Thx to Todd , Derek and Brandon for bringing this to borefts with you !
btw how old was it again ? 10 ? label had no fish on it ...

Head: almost none
Colour: black
Smell: coffee, roasted, bit boozy, sweet, malts, chocolat
Taste: start is malts, chocolat , bit sweet , coffee, roasty , end is kinda dry and bitter , great for such a old impy !!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (5604) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2011
A mighty thanks to Hannont for this one! Bottle @ BBF’11: batch 2: Light brown head on top of a black colored beer. Smell liquorice, sour, hint of salt, light roasted malts, pretty smooth. Taste nicely sour, liquorice, yeast, coffee, hint of alcohol, bitter, dark fruit. Tastes good. Warm roasted malty light sour aftertaste. Low carbo, full body, soft mouthfeel and a light creamy texture. Well balanced and guess the aging worked well on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (18524) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2011
bottle at Borefts festival 2011 ... deep black ... thin tan head ... deep complex roast malts nose ... dry dak chocolate malts ... little cherry malt ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (11526) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2011
Sample from bottle @ BBF 2011, gift from Hannont. Batch # 2, november 2000. Apple syrup and seaweed in the aroma. Full bodied, (still) syrupy and sour. Dried red fruit. Still traces of grassy hops. Very well matured.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (17672) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Huge thanks to Some Dude who came by the Struise stand at BBF 2011 with one of these babies and generously poured for all. Nearly black color, scant head and lacing. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate. Taste is vanilla, coffee, chocolate, whiskey finish. Thin body. Interesting stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
A: The beer pours black in color with a big, tan head on it. S: The wine notes really come through quite strongly on this beer. Lots of red fruits and grape aromas along with the expected roasted malts and chocolate. There is a touch of vanilla as well as some oak. T: A light booziness to the flavor, but otherwise quite good. Lots of roasted malt and chocolate flavors along with tons of wine, berries, and a bit of molasses. Some lightly charred oak with a light tannic feel to it. M: A really sticky feel on the tongue with a very long finish. Quite nice. O: Much better than the regular Poseidon, and better than the BA Leviathan I tried previously.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Big thanks to Alex for sharing a bottle I really didn’t think I’d ever come across. Tasted at the post-Christmas tasting in Chicago. Served in my Cantillon tulip. Pours near black with a pretty good tan head and a than cap as that falls down. The nose is really quite complex with a nice amount of the red wine place some nice fruit and sweet malt plus a bit of chocolate. The taste is really nice and I love the red-wine character in this one. Really complex and smooth. The mouthfeel is pretty full and has held up well over time. Really quite drinkable and tasty; I’m really glad I got to try this. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-05-2011

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