Blackbeerd Imperial Stout

64 oz growler poured by Jaime herself at the brewery. Shared with the usual suspects at The Brick Store, Decatur, GA, USA on a Friday afternoon.
Pretty standard “black as night” pour with a small mocha colored head. Lace is small and settles to a bubbly surface.
Aroma and taste come together to give a very distinct porter, black patent malt presence. I don’t know what malts are used here, but that’s what it tastes like! Body is definitely not a viscous as many of the style and for me this adds to the drinkability.
Sweet roasted malts and lack of hop bitterness – in that respect I like this. I fact, I might even have thought that this was an imperial porter rather than a RIS. Anyway, it matters little as it is very drinkable (sweeter rather than hoppy; thinner rather than thicker) and tastes complete.
Well rounded and “sensible” RIS rather than immensely rich and too big.
Delighted to have the chance to try this and delighted to share this with fellow BA’s – thanks again Jaime.

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01/11/2009
Format:
growler
ABV: 9.3 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.45
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