Storm&Anchor Kodiak

 
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Formerly brewed at Storm&Anchor
Style: Imperial Stout
Kyburg, Switzerland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smells strongly of dark chocolate, with a ton of malt, and some coffee. Tastes of a strong bitterness with a medium sweetness, and chock full of malty goodness.

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3.8
mjs (7510) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2015
(Bottle, 0.33 l - Januar 2016, at One Pint Pub, 20150622) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had pine, grass, liquorice and burnt malts. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, liquorice, pine, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy, burnt and bitter. A good hoppy imperial stout. Balanced.

3.5
mario_giri (255) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Fast zu wenig Vollmundig für ein Imp. Viel Kaffearomen, viel bitter. Die Ausgewogenheit fehlt, vielleicht brächte es noch ein Jährchen Lagerung b ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2015
[email protected] Deep brownish copper colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, liquorice, some floral and wooden notes. Flavour is roasted malts, liquorice, some toffeeish and wooden notes.

3.6
eduardovl (1467) - SWITZERLAND - APR 29, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2016 350ml bottle served in a snifter glass. Pours a deep black color forming a medium and thin bubbled tan head with medium to low retention and lot of small spotty lacings left in the glass. Strong notes of dark chocolate and coffee beans in the nose. Sweet malts, caramel malts and roasted malts. Flowery and grassy hops. Earthy yeasts. Slightly sweet upfront taste. Notes of dark chocolate, coffee, sweet malts, caramel malts, roasted malts, cardboard notes. Earthy yeasts. Good hops bitterness which is well mixed with the malt roastiness bitterness. In overall, a slightly sweet taste with a dry bitter finish. Good bittersweet balance. Heavy body. Slightly molasses. Low carbonation. Roasted aftertaste. Good drinkability. Great Swiss imperial stout.

3.2
tiong (7434) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 11, 2015
330ml bottle @ HBF 2015

Pours dark brown, almost black with a smooth head. Aroma of roasty malts, licorice, berries and toffee. Taste is smooth, malty and roasty with some berries and licorice. Finish is smooth, sweetish and grainy with some berries and malts. Too much berries here.

3.4
Hermod (8110) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 11, 2015
33cl, label says 7,9%. Kodiak IS. Black colored, thin off white head. Coffee, roastedness, tobacco in aroma. Flavor has coffee beans, roastedness, ashy notes. Dry finish. Pleasant.

2.9
Christpuncher (3188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Overly carbonated imperial stout. Boozy and bitter with some sweet notes at the end. So carbonated it overflowed the bottle when opened. Black with an airy tan head. Bleh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
SinH4 (5585) - Garching b. M�nchen, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2015
Beautiful black color with big beige head. Aroma is dry roasted malts, hoppy. Taste is stout-like, a bit coffee, not too full, hoppy, bitter. Not Imperial I’d say. More like a Black IPA or a slightly hoppy Stout. Not exactly my beer.

3.4
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle and served in snifter: Very deep brown with a fading head but some nice lacework. From Iceland to Switzerland on my never ending search for great stouts leads back to Storm and Anchor (in which I have tried and liked their dark Saison)... This is much towards an American styled Imperial with brash pine and grassy bitterness over layers of roast, bakers chocolate, salted caramel, anise, and plenty of cold pressed coffee. Thinner than some but that makes it much more drinkable. Honestly this could be classified as an Imperial Black IPA and I would have no qualm bout it... Enjoyable outside of the metallic finish and some dill like esters as it warms.

4.2
tpaz1913 (13) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Thick, bronze head on the pour. Toffee and chocolate on the nose, and strong coffee and roasted malts at first taste. A little bit of vanilla and almond in the middle, with a chocolate finish. A little thin on the palate, but a very drinkable imperial stout.


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