Baird Dark Sky Imperial Stout

Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Imperial Stout is the biggest of the black beers and to drink Baird Dark Sky is to experience a foreboding libation. The aroma is gorgeously complex (dry hopping with American Centenniel & Amarillo hops) and the flavor is a stunning smorgasbord (chocolate, toffee, herbs, coffee, licorice, etc.). The mouthfeel is soft and enveloping. The finish is piquantly acrid and warming. Note:- ABV may vary each year.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrDick (381) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 22, 2017
On tap at the Baird Harajuku Taproom. I can taste why this is the best rated Baird beer. Its really good! Chocolate and coffee aroma. Roased toffee sweetness. Very smooth body. Lots of complex flavors. Too easy to drink. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (3814) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2017
February 11, 2017. Bottle, courtesy of tkrjukoff, thanks!
Dark brown almost Black with a small tan head. Aroma is green apple, light roast, wood, soft roasted, some almond notes. Taste is medium sweet, soft bitter. Medium bodied, soft carbonation Finish is smooth sweet and roasted, touch of dried fruits, smooth chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdmiralVernon (1082) - SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2017
A: Deep dark brown coloured with a thin brown lacing N: Raisins, plum, light coffee T: Coffee, plum, bitter chocolate O: Quite thin... Coffee is noce rhough.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (1057) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle from Hop City. From September 2015. 10%. Menacing black pour produced a gorgeous, fluffy dark brown head. Stuck around nicely. Aroma was huge, deep, dark roasted malt, melted candy bar, vanilla, cocoa, awesome. Flavors were much of the same, intense malt bill, dark and bitter, slightly sweet up front, espresso like bitter finish. Plus mouthfeel with slick carbonation. This is a wonderfully done, no frills imperial stout. Big fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CObiased (423) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2016
12oz bottle - 9% ABV - it pours a a super dark espresso black and almost no head. The aroma displays the well made ale with components of roasted grain, dark chocolate and licorice. A mouthful envelops the taste buds with rich chocolatey fudge, burnt toast, bitter roast, licorice and a cocoa finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (11159) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2016
355 ml bottle at the ISKTR 2016, Hervanta, Finland. 9%.
From a trade with IslandHaole. Thanks Dan for this one!

Dark reddish brown color with a tiny white head. Roasted malt and vanilla in the aroma. Moderate bitterness, hops, roasted malt, ashy dryness and soy in the flavor. Quite tasty. A bit thin though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jultsu (809) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
@ISKTR 2016. 9% alc. Tummanruskea kotikaljamainen vaahto ja vri. Tummahko, rusinainen tuoksu, rusinaisuus jatkuu suutuntumassa, melko laimeahko suutuntuma, lhinn sulanutta suolaista lakritsaa, makeaa nektaria, ei hapotusta. Silti ihan kiva.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9773) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
355 cl bottle @ ISKTR 2016.
Pours dark brown color with a small head. Hops on the nose, roasted malts, grain, wheat notes and raisins, some plums too. Flavor is raisins, plums, dark roasted malts, subtle coffee bitterness. A bit thin but OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RRistow12 (756) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with almost no head. Aroma is caramel, toffee and chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet with a faint bitterness. Flavors of chocolate, toffee, caramel, faint dark fruits. Overall an average to below average imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (6338) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle: Thanks BobbyHeenan: Served in a Chouffe glass: Thin beige light brown lacing. Close to completely black body. Aromas of roast, dark chocolate, raisin, toffee, caramel, fudge, hint of soy, wood roast, nut roast... Quite classic aroma. Flavours of roast, bitters, dark chocolate, cacoa, caramel, some fudge, coal, hint if soy, some toffee, some raisin and some bread... Aftertaste is bitter, roasty, dark chocolate and some earthy raisin... Low carbo, soft light watery mouthfeel, more than medium bodied. Nice!

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