Grimm Double Negative

Posted: March 21, 2015 in American Double/Imperial Stout, Grimm Artisanal Ales, Reviews

Today has just been an insane day. My opener broke down this morning, so I got ready in record time and got up here. I am beyond tired at this point. I thought it would be a nice and easy Saturday and I was completely and totally wrong. It seems like it’s that kind of day in every department here. Anyways, let’s see how this beer was.


ABV: 10%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Double Negative pours jet black with burnt orange highlights. A long lasting tan head leaves abundant lacing. Aromas bursting from the glass include coffee, bitter chocolate, caramel, black currant and blueberry. Creamy and viscous on the palate, the flavor initially follows the nose. A pop of smooth bitterness comes after, and then a lingering, roasty finish.”

Random: We put the cat in the snow again yesterday in his owl costume. He was not a fan.

This beer poured with a two finger, thick, light tan head that dissipated slowly and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was black and I could not see any carbonation as a result. The nose was pungent with roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate and black currants. The taste was really good. It had a lot of dark chocolate ice cream with espresso. There wasn’t any smoke, but the currant notes were present as well. It definitely didn’t drink like 10% ABV. It had a thick and chewy body with light carbonation. The finish was lengthy with dark chocolate and espresso. This beer was just awesome, and for $11.49 a bomber ($.52 per ounce), it’s not a bad deal. I would definitely have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0


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