Fish Brewing Company Fish Tale Poseidon’s Imperial Stout (365 Day 336)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

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Fish Tale Poseidon's Imperial Stout

I take a picture of each new American craft beer to pass through my paws. I take a sense of pride of always having a picture on the site. Because the photos I take for the beer are mixed with every other photo I take, finding them, especially after cellaring a beer, can be a chore. What pisses me off more? When I can’t find the damn picture and the wonderful black bottle of death is shown on the site.

This is the case with Fish Tale Poseidon’s Imperial Stout by Fish Brewing Company American craft beer number 336. Poseidon is also the first beer in the last month of my adventure. So the countdown begins and it is at 29 (officially 30 since I had one beer twice and will end on December 1st).

Poseidon is enriched with roasted malt and dark fruits that dominate the aroma. Molasses, bitter chocolate, and coffee add complexity to both the nose and mouth. The finish is quite interesting as it seems to start out with a splash of sherry that transitions between bitter chocolate, coffee, and back again.

A solid representation of the style that doesn’t bog the mouth down with ridiculous amounts of sweet. Enjoy!

Aroma: 10 (25%), Taste: 8 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 7 (35%), Overall: 8.3

Useless Fact: President Ulysses S. Grant was once arrested during his term of office. He was convicted of exceeding the Washington speed limit on his horse and was fined $20. President Franklin Pierce was arrested while in office for running over an old woman with his horse, but the case was dropped for insufficient evidence in 1853.

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