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Grand Teton Black Cauldron Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel)

Grand Teton Black Cauldron Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel)
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 235   ABV: 7.85%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle thanks to Daniel. Pours a dark brown with beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is oak, booze, and roast. Thin mouthfeel with light nuttiness and chocolate, hides alcohol well, very good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steeleliver (118) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2013
On tap at the Yard House, Denver (but really what isnít). Pour was dark black with tan head, although the coloration wasnít as beautiful to my eye as a stout should be. Woodsy bourbon flavoring, which yields some depth, but turns out a bit more bitter than is ideal for my taste. Solid stout, worth a try. Kind of a dumb name though, could they use more adjectives?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2463) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2013
On tap at whole foods. Pours out pitch black topped with a small tan head. Nose is bourbon roast chocolate and molasses. Taste is as the aroma with the bourbon barrel ringing vanilla chocolate sweetness roast and a touch of bitterness on the end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (310) - , Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Mini-Growler fill tonight from Whole Foods for ~$12.... Pours with a long lasting brown head.... nice lacing.... the brew is the expected black. Let this warm up significantly for the full effect.. Fridge temperatures really mute the aroma... The nose shows as almost tootsie roll... fudgy and vanilla... bigger roasty char than I was expecting. Not as much barrel presence on the palate as I hoped for, but it is still there... good standard RIS flavors with a light smack of vanilla/oak.. plenty of dark fruits. Body is lighter than many of the big boys but is appropriate for a lower ABV... Carbonation is light and lends to a more creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good... Glad I got the chance to try this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8544) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle... Pours black with a huge, fizzy, beige head. Spotty retention and lacework. The nose offers a menagerie of vanilla, mocha and molasses with an accompanying note of lactic acid. Medium-bodied with bristly carbonation. The flavor presents a swirl of mocha, vanilla, bourbon and a mild, inappropriate component of lactic acidity and odd funk. Finishes crisp, bourbony and tangy. Iím guessing this bottle is showing the dawn of an infection. This canít be what they were shooting for. Actually, not all that bad, but the infection has already stolen some of the beers body and altered its aroma and flavor. Note to brewery: Clean up that bottling line before slinging these beers to your distributors. I want my money back. ;-)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Thanks jeremiah, .. Pours a deep brown almost black .. Light head, spots of lacing .. . Tar, mild barrel, very light bovril, and a dash of bourbon .. . Mild mouth, finish is quite good .. . A rather tasty beer, solid on all points .. . . You have the right to remain silent. ...oh yeah? aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClydeLake (1) - Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
Refreshing change for a stout. Enjoyed the whiskey overtones along with the stout flavors. I would drive over to Victor to get another bottle when I am through again. We will see if Grand Teton has any other good seasonals at the brew pub.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3069) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2013
Large tan head very dark pour medium carbonation aromas strong coffee and chocolate vanilla lovely bourbon note the flavours molasses rich chocolate dark fruit medium strong bitter coffee near expresso taste bourbon note or influence could be better but okay a creamy note some good sweetness from dark fruit and malt the finish best aftertastes sweet and bitter lingering finish creamy note would drink again

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ddemmingjr (667) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle from Rare Beer Club: pours black with brown dense head that fades. Nose of coffee, roasted malts, spicy whiskey barrels and possibly cedar, milk thistle as well. On the palate, cocoa powder, coffee, hints of vanilla and cherry, then whiskey barrel astringency and some smokey bitterness on the finish. Lighter bodied and somewhat chalky finish. A lighter not in your face BB imperial stout. Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3079) - Montana, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle pours a black brew with a lacing tan top. Scent of roast, wood and chocolate. Taste follows nose with hints of coffee. Bit thin


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