Fish Tale Poseidons Imperial Stout (Batch 5 +)

RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Bottled November 2004, Batch 5. This big Imperial Stout is brewed from Northwest ESB, chocolate, and caramel malts, with Columbus hops to bitter and Cascade hops for flavor. This is the first batch to not be aged in oak wine barrels. 10% abv. The 2006 bottling is 8% abv.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (4850) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Old bottle from the rotter. Nose is sherry and alcohol, boozy with some dark fruit, raisin, plum. Aroma indicates awesome! Black in color, minimal head. Taste is mostly bitter chocolate with a light fig taste, sticky. Some residual sugar on the lips. Seems to have aged very nicely. Just a tad thin likely from oxidation and age. Otherwise real good. Minimal alcohol warming. Ill finish this one!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2014
honestly not sure how old this bottle is. 2006? is it done every year still? either way, pretty bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (1167) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Aromas of wood, oak, maple and aged malts. Black in appearance with a very thin foam rim. Aged flavors of charcoal, cocoa, wood and oak. Extremely dry with chocolate on the finish. Overall, this is a decent imperial stout. Very dry with strongly oak aged flavors. Id give this a B+ rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (6277) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Location: Bottle at Pauls Blind Impy Stout Tasting, 1/5/13

Aroma: The nose has coffee, chocolate, other dark malts, bread, roast, and peat
Appearance: It pours a dark brown-black color with a small tan head
Flavor: The taste is similar to the nose, it leans sweet, and tastes a little older and dustier
Palate: The body is is rather creamy and smooth, and it is extremely easy to drink
Overall Impression: This one tasted old, but it didnt taste bad. I liked it quite a bit, but I felt like the flavor did suffer a bit from its age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12410) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
06-22oz bottle @Pauls Blind Stout tasting-disappearing tan-black that sheets. A-molasses-dk malt, peat, dk fruit. T-molasses/ashy-dk malt, peat, dk fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (10407) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle of the 2006 at Pauls for the Blind Stout tasting. Pours a dark brown to black with a thin tan head while pouring. Big roast and plums, oxidization and cocoa. Coffee, chocolate, medium bodied, almost smoky. Chocolate, roast, cocoa, long plum. Definitely old, sweet tannins, cocoa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (16248) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle at Pauls. 2006 vintage. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of sherry, baked chocolate bread, light coffee and chocolate roast and cherry vanilla. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (6212) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
650ml bottle pours black in color with a finger and a half of light brown head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is dominated by chocolate with some coffee and hints of pine and citrus. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness followed up with a bit of coffee and citrus hop bitterness and a trace of pine needles. Medium to heavy body with modest carbonation leaving a pleasant sensation on the palate. A very well done brew for the style and one of my favorites, cant wait to try this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (10051) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a dry slightly sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (4023) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2011
12oz bottle from Wades Wines. This might have some age on it but its still tasty. The hops have mostly faded but left sweet coffe to dominate the flavor. No hint of the alcohol too. Nice.

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