Bolshoi - Sixpoint Brewery
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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
3.9/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Batch # 74
Bottle # 183
Hand signed by Shane Welch
750ml Waxed Bottle
Appearance: Pours black with a 1 finger grey to khaki crown that displays moderate retention and some lace.
Smell: Roast, a bit of cocoa, a mild menthol to barely spearmint like quality (possibly from the aged malt - I've experienced this with aged Unibroue Anniversary beers before), a toffee to lite caramel note, a bit of stale hops, and a dash of tomato juice (DMS?).
Taste: Mild roast, mild chocolate, lite caramel, borderline malt ball flavor, a touch of alcohol, and the tiniest bit of oxidation (so slight it might just be my imagination).
Mouthfeel: Thick side of medium bodied with good carbonation. Bigger bubbles but fairly active and effervescent.
Drinkability: Goes down easy, has a good amount of complexity in the nose, and I like the mouthfeel. A decent beer for 6 years old and I'd be interested in obtaining a newer vintage for sure.
Serving type: bottle
09-05-2012 01:47:17 | More by koopa
Bolshoi from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.