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Vladimir Sour Beaver Riot - Brasserie Dunham

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BA SCORE
84
good

12 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 03-11-2014

Imperial Sour Stout aged 8 months in rum and brandy barrels
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 1
Photo of TheDoctor
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Service: Bottle


A:
Pours a thick motor oil black with a tiny skiff of film and a ring around the glass. No retention; barely any lacing but micro-speckles. (3.25)

S:
Smoky licorice drizzled in molasses. Tart berries, barnyard earthiness, lime, smoke, burnt gingersnaps, wood, vanilla, molasses, leather. (4.25)

T:
Earthy roast into a rising tartness and smoky finish. Citrus-like tartness, almost briny, smoke, woody sticky sweetness more tart finish with a little of the rum and other barrel qualities coming through in the finish. (3.75)

M:
Thick, medium-full body with little carb and a slightly tart, aromatic finish, lingering tart-roast feel. (3.75)

O:
This is an interesting and I would say good beer.
I have only ever had one other sour stout, but I did like it. The sour roast contrast is nice and makes for a pretty all-over-the-place glass of beer.
This one pours flattish, thick and 'bald'. The aroma and the flavor both really showcase the sourness and the barrel-roastiness of the beer without really being overwhelming in any way. There is some bitter cocoa and vanilla conteracted but limey, slightly lactic sourness.
The sour definitely takes centerstage and I kind of would prefer it as a compliment to the stout. It smells really nice and varied. It is not super drinkable (but that might just be me). It eventually really opens up as a stout. Honestly I would open her at cellar temp and sip till it gets room temp. There was lots of sour at first and by the end it all rum, vanilla, roasty smoke, lime and a rising brandy feel in the nose. Very interesting beer. Not overly drinkable, almost overly 'interesting'.
I would try it if offered, but certainly wouldn't seek it out; not bad, though... (3.75)

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Vladimir Sour Beaver Riot from Brasserie Dunham
84 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.