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

bottled
available

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (3375) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 19, 2015
At a tasting, thanks, almost no head, very dark brown color, dark bread aroma with some chocolate cake, hint of dark fruits and dark chocolate, noticable sweetness, light to medium bitterness, quite mellow. Nice and not too heavy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayaron (1627) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel, Tel Aviv. Thanks zvsn. Deep brown with brownish head. Sweetish aroma with notes of dried fruits, licorice, milk chocolate and cookies. Sweet flavor with notes of chocolate, coffee, some roastiness, liqueur, a bit salty, alcoholic, dry. Oily texture, medium-bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks zvsn. Very dark brown to black. Aroma of roast, licorice, some dark fruits, alcohol. Bittersweet flavor with roast, licorice, some fruitiness, and a bitter finish, with a bit of alcohol. Medium to full-bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3437) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, dried fruit. Taste is roasty, chocolate and toffee, molasses. Quite sweet

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (12530) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2015
from Erzbierschof - black beer without foam; heavy roasted nose of cacao, dark chocolate and vanilla; full-bodied, light oily, sweet and decently bitter, low carbonation; more vanilla, roasted chocolate and warming alcohol notes; a bit chestnutty - robust

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (2001) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
Its been a while since Ive had a Japanese beer, and Ive been missing them. This was a bottle to a pint glass. Plum, soy, motor oil, licorice, caramel, and black currants. Its an opaque, dark reddish brown, with just a thin ring of a head, despite trying to shock one out. Also, there is almost no effervescence. Taste is soy, caramel, molasses, lightly toasted malt, buckwheat, a hint of whiskey, and a touch of dark chocolate and sourness. Mouthfeel is slick oil, medium bodied, and theres a slight warmness. This is a fine brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1658) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2015
Aroma is deep rich malts,caramel and toffee. Taste is rich almost chewy malts, mocha,chocolate and molasses. Light bitterness on tip but undermine by the thick, almost chewy mouthfeel. Appearance is black with a thin light brown head that retains fairly poorly.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (6899) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2015
330ml bottle. Package date 09 06 14 - Pours pitch black with small bubbly brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, licorice, cocoa, dark chocolate and hints of coffee. Taste is smooth, roasty and sweetish with hints of salty licorice and dark chocolate. Finish is smooth, sweetish and slightly roasty with some licorice and salty notes. Quite generic but balanced imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (8249) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2016 35,5 cl bottle (10%) @ home, bottled 09.06.2014
Aroma is nice and sweetish with licorice. Flavour has salty licorice, some coffee and hints of soy sauce. Rather typical IS but also a solid one.
9-4-7-4-15=3.9

33 cl bottle (9%) @ ISKTR
Re-rate: Too salty but not that bad. 8-4-7-4-14=3.7

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UncleKorm (1282) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle poured a black hue w/ thin tan diminishing head. Bold aromas of chocolate, soy sauce, roast, and booze. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are dark chocolate, licorice, dark toast, vanilla, and prune. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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