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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12367) - 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 17/20
Ratman197 (11772) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - 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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (11586) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (11528) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11069) - 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 (10884) - 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

   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle shared at JW77’s. I really like the Fish Tale BA beers. This one is black with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, grapes, cherries and some woody notes. Flavor is like chocolate covered wood aged cherries. The wine does wonderful things with this beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (10266) - 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.

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