Bolshoi - Sixpoint Brewery
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Reviews by bonbright7:
4.22/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I shared a bottle of this lightly chilled with a friend while recording a podcast on the subject of Sixpoint Craft Brewing last night. We tasted it after we tried the Apollo Wheat and the jet black coffee look of the stout was interesting as the contrasting cream head was nestled on top of the darkness. It had an interesting smell that reminded me of some of the better known Belgian Dubbels.
The first taste was very deep and the following second revealed more about the malty strength with an edge of hops dryness. It was unlike the signature Sixpoint overt display of hops, which made it very accessible.
As we took the bottle down, I reflected that the Bolshoi was a very good ale and probably a worthy mark to judge others of its kind. It's only downfall is the price, which is something different for a brewery that almost entirely makes beers for tap. It was batch 74, bottle 483.
Serving type: bottle
05-04-2007 00:57:42 | More by bonbright7
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3.96/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
12-23-2013 15:07:32 | More by Slatetank
3.58/5 rDev -13.9%
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-05-2012 14:00:20 | More by stakem
Bolshoi from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.