Fish Tale Poseidons Imperial Stout - Barrel Aged

RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Aged in casks formerly used for Cabernet wine, this big Imperial Stout is brewed from Northwest ESB, chocolate, and caramel malts, with Columbus hops to bitter and Cascade hops for flavor.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doodler (318) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2012
750 busted out at Bills big stout tasting. Thanks to Ratman for this cool rarity. Poured a dark brown with a small tan head. Nose is filled with dark fruits and rich coffee. Taste is rather malty with hints of raisins and sweet chocolate on the backend. Not much barrel left in this, but still held up nice for its age. Glad I got to try this one...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9567) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle pour big thanks to the Ratman, bottle from 2002. Dark brownish black pour with thin to no head, aroma brought big notes of tart grape and berry notes, hints of caramel, chocolate and coffee notes with a touch of roast. Taste is slightly tart with a a rather thin body, but nice chocolate and wine notes complement well into a bitter roasted malt and slightly sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17997) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle at Borefts 2011. Fish washington state poseidon imp stout. Touch of oxydation. But hugely intense some soy sauce touch if sherbert. Ok but it was better first sip. Bit too much all over the place as went on. Soy sauce. Ok 3.2

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (16598) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
750mL bottle, bottled Nov. 2001 cellard in Bottleworks cellar since, split with manuchampions, Matts_Property and uhlan. Pours pitch black with a small light brown head - looks beautiful. First sniff reveals a perfectly kept beer, especially for the age (over 10 years!), with notes of rich roasted malt, maraschino cherries, cabernet red wine, almost a bacon / smoke note, light molasses and many other subtle complexities I cannot find words for. Flavour is immensely rich and complex - hasnt gone off at all - with roasted malt, red wine, slight smokiness, maraschino cherries, vanilla, light molasses, etc. etc... so many layers of depth and complexity. A bit port-like on the finish, especially as it warms up. Glad to have had the opportunity to try this, despite the hefty price tag. Too bad Fish Tale does not brew this anymore. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle generously shared by daknole -- who else could actually track this down? Pours coffee black with a fleeting brown head and minimal lacing. Smells and tastes predominantly of vanilla, cocoa, sweet malts, and dark fruits. A bit thin on the palate and slightly oxidized. Finishes with tannins and a trace of alcohol. Still holding up well!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2011

Bottle 750ml.

[ Courtesy of hannont ]. [ Vintage 2000 ]. Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, berry, wood, light coffee, initial oxidide notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, tart, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110923]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2011
Thx to Todd , Derek and Brandon for bringing this to borefts with you !
btw how old was it again ? 10 ? label had no fish on it ...

Head: almost none
Colour: black
Smell: coffee, roasted, bit boozy, sweet, malts, chocolat
Taste: start is malts, chocolat , bit sweet , coffee, roasty , end is kinda dry and bitter , great for such a old impy !!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (6470) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2011
A mighty thanks to Hannont for this one! Bottle @ BBF11: batch 2: Light brown head on top of a blackcoloredbeer. Smell liquorice, sour, hint of salt, light roasted malts, pretty smooth. Taste nicely sour, liquorice, yeast, coffee, hint of alcohol, bitter, dark fruit. Tastes good. Warm roasted malty light sour aftertaste. Low carbo, full body, soft mouthfeel and a light creamy texture. Well balanced and guess the aging worked well on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (23262) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2011
bottle at Borefts festival 2011 ... deep black ... thin tan head ... deep complex roast malts nose ... dry dak chocolate malts ... little cherry malt ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (13055) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2011
Sample from bottle @ BBF 2011, gift from Hannont. Batch # 2, november 2000. Apple syrup and seaweed in the aroma. Full bodied, (still) syrupy and sour. Dried red fruit. Still traces of grassy hops. Very well matured.

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