Sumi Zest Imperial Stout brewed by Grimm Artisan Ales

Sumi Zest, Grimm Artisan Ales, New York

(C) 2017 popsonhops

Tasting: February 7, 2017
Style: American Double / Imperial Stout
Beer #: 1,036
ABV: 11.5%

Sumi Zest

The family recently spent a walking around day in New York City. Primarily to meet up with a visiting relative from Wales but of course, we each had our own side agenda. The kids were thrilled to be playing Pokemon Go and I was happy to search for a decent beer store in the general vicinity. This time, I discovered the Urban Barley Beer Market on 6th Avenue. Not a sizable place, probably the equivalent of one aisle at a suburban beer store. Good selection. Almost fainted at the prices. A single can of Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy – 97 Points was $20. I was interested to find some Grimm IPA but this was all the Grimm the shop had. This bomber-sized bottle was $20.

Opened a few weeks later on a cold winter’s night. I am hopeful as I have a second bottle that I picked up a week later. That one was half the price at Cable Beverage.

Sumi Zest hits the ground running with a chalky fudge. Also carries some off-flavors underneath. The label says orange zest, I think Banana. Watery, Fizzy and acrid. Not much vanilla. Layer some coffee over that odd flavor. 84 points. Not a fan. Anyone interested in a bottle?

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