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Bolshoi - Sixpoint Brewery

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BolshoiBolshoi

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

97 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 97
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 103
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-01-2005)
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3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Barcade in Philly, served chilled in a goblet.

The color is black with viscous appearance when swirled with light thin tan cap w/ fine bead, moderate amount of lace sticks. The smell has a cocoa powder and light caramel combination with deep woody and almost molasses nose with strong alcohol aroma and light roast scent with dried fruit sweetness. The feel is very good with fruity tanginess from the yeast and medium carbonation with strong warming alcoholic body with semi-dry finish and spice elements throughout.

The taste is good with dark fruit like raisin up front and chewy caramel with mild toasted grain and woody hops more toward mid palate with mild alcohol increasing with a cocoa/dark chocolate flavor blending with light caramel in the finish and a slightly prune-like flavor which seems yeast derived. The overall impression is good, a quality imperial stout with lots of malt and alcohol in the taste-worth a try.

Slatetank, Dec 23, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ClockworkOrange for sharing this one at our recent gathering. Gold waxed bomber into a snifter. The brew appears dark brown in color. A brown cap holds fairly well across the top and displays some clarity around the edges. Overall a nice looking brew.

The aroma includes quite a bit of sweet grain. Suggestions of something like oatmeal and mild dark fruity tinges of raisins or prunes meets soft alcohol. A little bit of neutral yeasty character comes forward as the brew warms up.

The flavor includes the previous mention of oats and mild dark fruit quality. Some bitter chocolate and a hint of earthen aspect. As it warms up, some solvent alcohol is also noted blended with a hint of yeast.

This is a medium bodied brew with a smooth level of carbonation. For 10% it was integrated pretty well but you never feel like you are drinking a bigger beer. Thanks Jason for the chance to try this one.

stakem, Dec 05, 2012
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Bolshoi from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.