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Russian Roulette - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Russian Roulette
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 6.89%
Wants: 63
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rye726 on 10-25-2008)
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

striker2160, May 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

CCutch, May 29, 2013
Photo of morimech
4.38/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark black with a long lasting tan head that slowly settled to a thin cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma is full of chocolate and dark malt aromas. Not terribly complex but cannot really get to indepth at the bar.

Impressive flavor for chocolate and malt flavors. A little roast and licorice. Notes of vanilla as well. Some alcohol is detected in the flavor. Excellent big stout flavors.

Big body and smoothly carbonated. Wonderful texture.

Sort of reminds me of Expedition Stout that is not nearly as hot. Town Hall should always have one of their wonderful RIS on-tap all the time. They do them very well.

morimech, May 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

herman77, May 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Curt1, May 20, 2013
Photo of Philly82785
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours a black as night, minimal amount of frothy tan head with moderate lacing.

S- Huge chocolate aroma, dark roasted malt, & a bittersweet aroma.

T- True a chocolate delight, roasted malts, dark chocolate, rich vanilla flavor, & a slight coffee undertone.

M- Thick & meaty, well carbonated, really smooth and creamy, rich flavors flow across the palate, with an excellent finish.

O- Amazing beer, I really enjoyed this chocobomb. It was my first trip to Town Hall. Needless to say I'll be back plenty. I'll probably be back before then end of the week to catch another pour.

Philly82785, May 20, 2013
Photo of scoand
4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow haven't reviewed in a while but when MTH is this close..

A: black w/ think cream head that dissipates to just a fine film on the glass.
S: roasted malt, chocolate (more coco than milk)
T: chocolate in the front, vanilla, oak?, wait, no that's the malt character.
M: creamy, medium mouth, dry coco finish.
O: Freaking delicious. Big choco bomb up front but really is balanced over. Sweet but not cloying with a dryer finish that makes me want to keep taking more.

Imma finna polish off the rest of this keg tonight.

scoand, May 18, 2013
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4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into tulip.

A. Black. Half inch dark brown foam that fades fast. Pencil thin lacing remains down the glass.

S. Vanilla. Toasted malts. Cream. Chocolate.

T. Mimics smell at first. Like a vanilla milkshake. Followed by a hit of dark chocolate. Big blast of coffee in the end.

M Full. As mentioned, like a milkshake. Creamy. Thick as hell but really smooth.

O Awesome Imperial stout. Not boozy. Smooth, layered and complex, delicious. One of the best of the style I've ever had.

PieOhMy, May 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Schlais, May 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

kdilks, May 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

Hopstout, May 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

cofeeguru, Feb 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Jspriest, Jan 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

josephwa, Nov 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

millelacsmark, Nov 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Samwhyz, Nov 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

LaChupacabra, Oct 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

CoryR, Oct 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

SalukiAlum, Oct 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

laymansbeerfan, Aug 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

sarro, Feb 10, 2012
5/5  rDev +11.1%

MITCHELLMPLS, Feb 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

dgian13, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of ChrisPro
4.38/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Alex for the growler share. Tasted on 8/20/11

A - jet black, thick, oily with a smattering of bubbles from the pour.

S - Delicious chocolate fills the tulip, but that's about it. I'd normally knock a beer for being so one note, but the chocolate nose was just incredible. As it warmed in my glass, it opened up to a little bit of caramel and fig, but the chocolate dominates.

T - Sweet, sweet sweet. But this is how I like my RIS. Interestingly, there was little roast on the nose, but there is a subtle bitterness to finish the beer. Still left a creamy sweetness, but not cloying in the least.

M - Light carb, very full-bodied and incredibly creamy. No alcohol detected whatsoever. Just fantastic.

O - Best chocolate bomb I've had. Lacks the complexity of some other world class RISes, but for what it attempts to be, it is a big big winner. Had multiple tastes throughout the night and this was one of the highlights for me.

ChrisPro, Aug 29, 2011
Russian Roulette from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.