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Fish Tale Poseidons Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged)

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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10741) - Orange County, 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (10574) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (10551) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10142) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10138) - 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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9871) - 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 17/20
Ratman197 (9664) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9061) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2003
This beer rocks! It pours black and dense... Dark Lord dense!! Black Hole dense!!! Huge, light brown frothy head. Mostly lasting. No light, no matter how bright, could pass through this stout. The aroma is different and complex. Oak-aged tawny port, Cabernet, licorice, must, earth and very light notes of evergreen. Surprisingly, I detected no chocolate or coffee in this dark wonder. Flavors of burnt leaves, alcohol and tawny port. Liquid Autumn, basically. Full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Long, dry, very tangy finish. This is the most unusual and one of the more delightful imperial stouts I have tasted to date. Thumbs up! Thanks go out to hopsrus for this brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9044) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (8970) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Bottle with friends, courtesy of ratman197. Thanks Ratman! Black appearance with a dark brown head. Tart, red fruity, vinous, tangy, dark roasty aroma. Sour, cherry, blackberry, vinous, charred, roasty malty flavor.

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