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YouEnjoyMyStout - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 17
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Truh on 01-05-2005)
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

jaasen64, May 05, 2013
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acurtis, Feb 05, 2012
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4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

well, this is the real deal. I'm pretty sure they claimed the ABV to be about 10.5 %.It's aged in American oak from Jack Daniels, and French oak from Cognac used for barrel-aging pinot noir, before being blended back together.

Super-duper thick black color, brown beast of a head that has amazing retention.

nose: This has a Fantastic chocolate and deep roasted coffee aroma that is very bold with whiskey-like heat that tingles the nose and a heavy oaky and smoked effect. There's oats and some very pleasant dark berry sweetness way down deep. Very complex.

flavor: This is easily the most complex and bold flavor I've ever experienced in a beer. This ULTRA heavy-full bodied brew features big roasty chocolate with oats, creamy black coffee and a very up-front oaked-whiskey edge and the heat to prove it! The flavor ranges from giant roasty sweet malt to mildly bitter and subtle hop that seems to be just the right balance.
It's array of dazzling, bold flavors are enhanced by the barrell-aging process and it's effects are dramatic when it comes to depth of flavor. It goes down like a meal in a glass! I think i might be getting most of the major food groups here!! Heavy on the palate, but in the best way possible.

This was served in a 8 oz snifter glass, in which i sipped and savored every last drop. The 10 + % ABV is it's only limitation.

GratefulBeerGuy, Jun 25, 2006
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4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub. Chocolate,stouty roast and barrel aroma. Dark colour with off-white head, lacing. A bitterness, chocolate coffee. A little tartness, bit you must care something for coffee. Above average creamy mouthfeel. Woodiness, lots of complexity. Right up there as a RIS.

Sammy, Jul 16, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

snowmaggedon, May 22, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ the Cambridge Brewing Company (Cambridge, MA) on 11/6/10. Served in a snifter.

Pours a pitch black in the glass, topped with a light and frothy ring of dark mocha colored head. VERY rich flare-up here though, that gives this much more of creamy and robust looking retention than you initially would have guessed, as this showers the sides of the glass with a big cascade of spotty lace and brown gooey residues. The bourbon is fairly sharp in the nose, with a good bit of smoky burnt wood and vanilla texture being present from the wood. This is layered on top of notes of rich chocolate fudge, zippy smelling roasted espresso, dark fruit, and some molasses.

The taste has the bourbon flavor incorporated into it much better than the nose does. Thick chocolate and toffee sweetness spread out into some sticky dark fruit character then finally a roasted coffee finish. Vanilla sits with a creamy sweetness on the edges of the profile, while burnt tannins and dry roast linger on the tongue. The mouthfeel is full bodied, with a huge creamy feel that blows up in the mouth upon first sip but then gathers itself into thick and slick slurry that carries all of that roast, sticky sweetness, and wood character down your throat. Alcohol is very nicely hid for 10%, with most of the flavor coming from the bourbon itself and not so much the ABV.

Despite the strength of the alcohol and strong bourbon presence, this was still a very tasty and satisfying BA RIS, thanks to that nicely hidden ABV and a well done balancing act between the barrel and Stout flavors. Rich, complex, and very drinkable for the size, I really enjoyed this.

Kegatron, Nov 09, 2010
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3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Originally reviewed on May 29, 2006. On Tap at the brewpub. Pour of pitch black with an espressor and cream head of silky cream. Aroma is a stinging straight run of Kentucky Bourbon. Maybe Maker’s Mark, with touches of chocolate showing through and a drop of Bailey’s like coffee. Warm and sugary aroma. Flavor starts off with a nefarious sea salt oak dryness, but moves into a sweeping heavy malt sweetness. Dabs of Cafe Amercain and the fleeting glimpses of mellowed Wild Turkey Rare Breed. Smack with a very parching oaky tannins. Mingles with the grains from the bottom of a pot of Turkish Coffee. Some subliminal sweetness. Needs more cream, less astringency. Palate gets docked for overdryness. Beer is somewhat balanced, but a little overwhelmed by dryness. Touches of blackberry seeds. Light hazlenut skin smack.

CharlesDarwin, Dec 10, 2006
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

nickhiller, Feb 05, 2012
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4.78/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Almost opaque black, moderate expresso-colored head

S: Strong oak and bourbon aromas on top of coffee

T: Upfront malt, thoroughly enjoyable caramel, vanilla, coffee flavors. Very long finish. Impressive complexity.

M: Lively and surprisingly medium-bodied for the 10.5%.

D: This was my first beer of the visit. And my third. There was no chance of me leaving without having a second go. A world-class RIS and without a doubt my favorite from CBC.

Huge applause for this offering. A lot of RIS's get huge hype, and I can't believe this one has slipped under the radar. For my money this destroys a lot of the more revered RIS's and thoroughly deserves recognition.

steeltown71, Sep 29, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Kmlund, Mar 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

kirkse, Apr 26, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: This is the bourbon aged YouEnjoyMyStout sampled at the CBC on 7/1/06. Poured a onyx black that light had no chance of breaking through. The smell is bourbon without question, chocolate, toffee, citrus hops, and sumatra coffee. The taste starts like a spirit, I'm always surprised at how much essence the beer takes on. It is surprisingly smooth and the alcohal that although present is not overpowering. Strong coffee bitterness dominates this stout upfront followed by some toffee sweetness and that finishes warm on the palatte with a boozey bitter hop after taste. This is a great stout love the spirit/wine barrell aged offerings.

Franchise, Jul 04, 2006
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

hoppymcgee, Apr 16, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A) Opaque. Thin, tan-brown head. Great lacing on the glass.
S) Smoky. Roasted barley with some earthy tones. Just a bit of coffee as well.
T) Smoky, coffee taste. The ABV isn't as noticeable. Slight sour bite in the aftertaste.
M) Creamy. Smooth. Full body. Some chewiness to it.
D) A nice stout. Smooth drinking. A sit and be causal brew.

u2carew, May 17, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Mike, Mar 27, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was a deep black color with ruby/garnet highlights. It came with a thin tan head that settled quickly but did leave a decent lace on the side of the glass. The aroma was mostly roast malt, with just a hint of chocolate/toffee. The taste was dominated by the roast malt. There was a little chocolate character in the finish. There's a lot of alcohol in this beer. It borders on boozy, but is still a good beer. Good, smooth mouth feel, medium drinkability due to the alcohol.

carln26, Jan 22, 2005
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

oline73, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

claspada, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a sniftah - wicked nice!

Deep, dark motor oil-FIDY-esque with no head

Clean for style-mildly sweet vanilla with oak character and soft malt

Wow-powerful imperialism-malt wallops the finish with deep bitter hop character. Up front is more of a stewy malt and yeasty character - less of a stout front - bourbon mash tone dominates

Almost tangy on the mouth with toasty finish - bourbon barrels representin'

Not sure how long this has been around - the bourbon tempers its drinkability a bit. Very decent but a sippah

IBUnit63, Jul 11, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

liamt07, May 02, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got to enjoy this last night, leftover from the Brewer's Dinner over the weekend, I believe.
Served in an 8oz snifter that flaunted a ridiculous head with good staying power and superb lacing. Appearance of the beer was as dark as dark gets. Caramel, burnt malts and a touch of alcohol on the nose. Soft, oily mouthfeel with a bit of heat from the high abv content. Nice and smooth though, well-balanced, as I was told this had been sitting in an oak-barrell for a year. One of the best Imperial Stouts I've had.

awall422, Mar 14, 2007
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4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful black egg of darkness topped by creamy tan head.

The high sweet syrupy malt scent holds smokey overtones and a warning of wineyness.

The thick, sticky syrup is filled with rich chocolatey goodness and a Malta Goya tang. Lots of alcohol warmth. As it warms, and as it warms you, more smoke emerges and prune and raisin.

A dangerous sipper just right for a snowy evening.

gentlebubbles, Jan 23, 2005
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4.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(from notes) Served in a snifter. The beer is pitch black with a thin tan/brown head. The beer just looks like an imperial stout should, great presentation with sticky oily lacing on the walls of the glass.

The nose on this beer is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of smelling. Vanilla, cherries, raisins, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted espresso, caramel, barrel and bourbon heat just roll over each other in perfect succession.

As good as it smells you almost expect a letdown when you taste this beer, but it's awesome. The chocolate and espresso notes are bitter but balanced by all the sweet vanilla, dark fruit and caramel. The barrel and bourbon flavors are perfect, with a great amount of alcohol presence.

The mouthfeel is great. The beer is lightly carbonated and has a big chewy, slick feel. The alcohol is present, but adds to the flavors well.

Overall this beer is almost perfect. I think it's the best stout I had in all of 2010, and could be my favorite of all time. This is a beer that left me remembering it for weeks, and I made two return trips to CBC just for this beer after trying it. An absolutely awesome stout that I can't wait to drink again.

rpstevens, Apr 21, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Mikeluzzjr, Oct 25, 2014
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YouEnjoyMyStout from Cambridge Brewing Company
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