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Fish Tale Poseidons Imperial Stout - Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 314   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (13622) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2010
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured clear dark brown with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate, coffee malt, small hop with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (13438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2008
750 ml bottle 2002 vintage poured a translucent black with ruby highlights and a small lasting brown head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, cherries, grapes, earthiness, raisins, light coconut, light wood and hints of leather and spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a lightly tart finish. Flavors of wine grapes, bitter chocolate, earthiness, carmel, light roastiness and light wood with a smooth lingering lightly tart vinous finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2004
(Nov. 2002) Black, slightly oily with small brown head. Aroma is mild sweet, some wood, vinous, some chocolate, light vinegar. Taste is mild sweet, vinous, cherry, chocolate. Medium-full body. Good beer, but not a Top 50 in my bood -- I like my cask-aged beers to demonstrate more characteristics of the underlying beer -- this one has too much wine and too little imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2004
Deep black with thick moka head dissipating fast. Sweet soya sauce aroma with vanilla and chocolate. Chocolate and coconuts in mout, with milkey notes. Oily mouthfeel, Very fruity as it warms up, like currant or cherries. Nov. 28 2004 at MartinT.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12757) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
(750ml bottle) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, chocolate, light roastiness, some oxidation, and wood. Flavor of raisins, soy sauce, caramel, chocolate, and plum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (12581) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Posiden 04 RBWG@RLRL-thanks to growler-750ml bottle– pours a light brown ring and brown color that sheets the glass. Aroma is earthy, funky. Taste is earthy, dark malt-roasty, dark fruit, oak. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Batch #4 bottled on November 2002. Poured with a large, thick brown head. With the strong wine smell, you can definitely tell this was aged in Wine casks. Other aromas; roasted, coffee, sweet and woody. Strong wine flavor with subtle hints of coffee and molasses. Different tasting Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11411) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2004
Bottled: Pitch black coloured. LIght chocolate brown huge head. Coffee and light roasty aroma. Is quite sweet and has a sour note. Flavour is sweet, spiced and has roasted coffee notes. Sweet and malty in the end. This is a decent imp. stout, but compared to some of the others american highprofiled imp. stout I’ve come accross, it falls a little short. Anyway many thanks to Bück Dich for spreading the love.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2012
Name: Poseidons Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged)
Date: February 06, 2000
Mode: Bottle
Source: Belmont Station, Portland
Appearance: black, big tan head
Aroma: stronq roasted malt aroma
Flavor: rich lingering roasted malt flavor, slightly sweet, chocolate character, bitter finish

Name: Poseidons Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged)
Date: December 15, 2005
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2001
Appearance: black, whispy brown head
Aroma: sweet vineous roasted malt aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, nice sweetness, touch of woody character, vineous ripe fruit starts to come through upon warming

Name: Poseidons Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged)
Date: January 01, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2002
lots of sherry, growing barrel tartness, rich chocolate, vineous,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

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