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Marin Platypus Venom Imperial Stout

Marin Platypus Venom Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Made for City Beer’s 6th Anniversary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
On tap at City Beer 7th Anniversary party. A keg of last year’s anniversary beer was tapped for consumption this year. It pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a chocolate and vanilla flavor with vegetable notes and a dry finish. A nice reprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a brown head. Toffee and chocolate aroma. Caramel and toffee flavor with roast and licorice. Fuller bodied. Toffee and caramel linger with burnt sugar, light roast, and licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1006) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
On tap at city beer. Pours black with Brown head. Taste is burnt malt and some licorice. Decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
On draft at the 2013 SF beer week opening celebration. It pours very dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has some treacle and dark fruits with mild cocoa. A touch phenolic. The flavor is minty chocolate with some brown sugar. Kind of odd, but it turned out ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (7899) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
651mL. Deep brown pour, near ink, with medium coffee foam. Nose is sweet grape drank, vanilla, cinnamon, mint, black crayon, waxy chocolate. Strange mix. Taste is soy, sugar, apple, ashtray, savory, mild fudge. Not so bad. Thicker palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
SrSilligoose (3133) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Sweet boozh molasses laden dough. Black licorice. Raw sugar. Too sweet. Too much big potent black licorice.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
thome50 (892) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle, shared at Clusterfork. Pours a moderate black with small tan head. Aroma is good and plenty candy mixed with chocolate sauce. Taste is more anise/good and plenty candy. Chocolate from a candy bar wrapper and some light vanilla. If you like anise, still stay away from this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9055) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of licorice, roasted malt, graininess and light dark chocolate. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of licorice, roasted malt and bakers cocoa with a smooth lingering licorice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
calbeers (10) - - JAN 28, 2013
6th anniversary edition. 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. Thick and black with small brown head. Not much lacing. Smells great - very different with the expected toffee and bitter chocolate overpowered by the anise and licorice. The combo almost comes across like banana bread? Tastes like it smells with the licorice upfront and a nice bitter toffee cocoa finish. I like this. I'm keeping one in the cellar. I think this will taste great with a little age and mellowing of the licorice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2013
From the March 2013 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized creamy dark brown head that left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet chocolate syrup, vanilla and a bit of roasty malts. The flavor was sweet cocoa, vanilla, faint toasty and roasty malts and touches of anise and booziness. Long finish. Thick and creamy body. Solid.

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