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Fish Tale Poseidons Imperial Stout (Batch 5 +)

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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Bottled November 2004, Batch 5. This big Imperial Stout is brewed from Northwest ESB, chocolate, and caramel malts, with Columbus hops to bitter and Cascade hops for flavor. This is the first batch to not be aged in oak wine barrels. 10% abv. The 2006 bottling is 8% abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (36981) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
Blind tasting at sk8vikings porter / stout tasting, beer no 32. Pours dark brown with a red hue. Raisin sweet malty with a dried note. Dried raisin and fruity flavour, with malt note note beneath. Dried finish, well balanced and still with a clear alcohol finish and hoppy flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (31419) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2006
A pitch black beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with notes of both chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of both roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 (Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours completely black and opaque with a light brown head. Vinous aroma of raisins and burned malts. Extremely full-bodied with tons of roasted, lightly burned malt and notes of dried fruits. Distinct alcohol and a bitter, burned finish. A gigantic beer - but hard to finish. Simply too rich. 160806 and 070907

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (24418) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2006
Bottle. Black coloured with a beige head. Roasted aroma of chocolate and coffee. Sweet and roasted flavour of chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2011
3rd July 2009
Opaque black stout. Smooth semi dry palate. Rich dark malt. Traces of smoke and cherry. Has a bitterish finish which jars a bit with the smoothness of the start.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a filmy, tan head. Strong aroma with plenty of chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is sweet and rich, very malty, with myriad chocolate and coffee notes. Full bodied with soft carbonation and a soft, velvety mouthfeel. Finishes sweetly with some roast and light bitters. Solid beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
A: A beautiful looking pour from a 12 oz bottle. The beer is black and viscous with a fingerís worth of tan head. S: The smell is a bit of a let down, especially considering my hopes for this beer. There is a fair amount of alcohol and acidity to the nose which sort of overpower even the coffee and chocolate. T: There isnít any improvement in the flavor, Iím afraid. A strong bitterness to the beer and an almost medicinal astringency. Behind that, the chocolate and coffee flavors do come out, but Iím having trouble getting past the faults. M: At least the mouthfeel is nice. This is a full bodied beer with low to moderate carbonation. D: Just too much unwanted and unpleasant bitterness in this beer to overlook it. Hopefully I just got a bad bottle, but as for now, I donít think Iíll have this beer again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13903) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2005
Black with dark brown highlights. Slightly earthy, deeply roasty aroma with some alcohol notes. Bitter chocolate flavours, chewy fruitcake and light roast. Oily body. Thick. Heavy, dense but a bit tough to choke back and the flavours a little simplistic, clunky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12951) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 17, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2007 This one was labeled "Reel Ale". I think it was. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and some hints of dark fruit. So dark you canít see through it, but with halogen behind it there are some ruby tints along the edges. The tan head didnít last long. Started with a hint of chocolate, followed by such dark toasted malt flavor that tar comes to mind. Molasses comes along. The near burnt malt covers the tongue. Itís almost smoky. Thereís hop too, but itís hard to distinguish from the toasted flavors. The finish goes on forever, and the hop finally arrives to provide some balance. Marvelous stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2005
(12oz bottle) Creamy tan head with black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, chocolate, some caramel, light roast. Taste is rich, moderately sweet, grapefruit, chocolate, slight alcohol burn. Medium-full body.

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