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Brewmaster's Premium Reserve Russian Imperial Stout - Sprecher Brewing Company

Brewmaster's Premium Reserve Russian Imperial StoutBrewmaster's Premium Reserve Russian Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
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245 Ratings
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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.44%


Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-05-2002)
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-12-2013 23:01:09 | More by Ivegotmule
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-17-2014 19:06:01 | More by SkinniePost
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

01-29-2014 02:26:23 | More by DCdevyl78
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AmitC

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-25-2014 17:58:08 | More by AmitC
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-23-2014 03:47:17 | More by jaydoc
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kaufmaal

Alabama

3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Pitch black, some dark brown highlights around the edges, a thin head, darkish tan. Not too much aroma: some anise and chocolate, sweet malts, not much else. The taste is more robust. Sour cherries, dark chocolate, smoke, anise, rum. Sour aftertaste, like candied fruit in fruitcake. Not too syrupy in terms of its body; the carbonation is right for me in that is all but non-existent.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 05:21:29 | More by kaufmaal
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JerUrbans

Wisconsin

3.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle to pint glass.

Vigorous pour gives a tan creamy head that dissipated quickly. Very dark black color.

Smell is first alcohol then some chocolate and smoke.

Kind of a tangy taste. Definitely alcohol, and bitter roast flavor turning sweet and smoky at the end.

Good mouthfeel, smooth, Not over carbonated

Overall not a bad imperial stout. Found for only 6.49 a 4 pack it's well worth this price.
That said there are way better imperials out there. Well be aging the other three from this 4 pack.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 20:56:39 | More by JerUrbans
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-11-2013 03:53:51 | More by BillRoth
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lockewoodfin

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-09-2013 22:57:58 | More by lockewoodfin
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

10-30-2013 00:47:59 | More by reitzbrewing
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Waveoff

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

10-26-2013 02:51:21 | More by Waveoff
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +9%

10-24-2013 19:58:01 | More by kylehay2004
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.3%

10-04-2013 00:06:26 | More by ejimhof
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

tap

Pours jet black with a tan film for a head. Good retention.

Smells of cocoa, brown sugar, and a bit of hazelnut.

Flavor is of brown sugar malts up front, followed by coffee, lactose creaminess, and a bit of oakiness.

Full body with a tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Really tasty RIS, manages to pull off the style while being a little lower in abv which is nice. Not the greatest, but pretty good and worth trying for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2013 23:15:14 | More by Cylinsier
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a very dark brown color with a slight head. The aroma is mild with sweet malts and sugars. The flavor has a sweet malty taste that finishes a little chalky. There is also a little bit of a alcohol burn in the finish. Pretty decent stuff, give it a try!

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 02:36:05 | More by Lemke10
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PatrickKlopfenstein

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

09-04-2013 01:37:28 | More by PatrickKlopfenstein
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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Florida_guy03

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-17-2013 02:01:40 | More by Florida_guy03
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-27-2013 08:07:39 | More by BamfBacon
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jdkitchi

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-02-2013 03:33:46 | More by jdkitchi
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a very dark brown, basically black once in the glass. The head is cream colored. The lacing an retention is decent. The smell is roasted with a dark fruit sweetness. The taste of the beer is roasted, slightly chocolatey with a subtle tartness. The mouthfeel is a bit over carbonated and thin for the style. Overall it's decent but nothing like it should be for a RIS.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 03:52:15 | More by Knapp85
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kconradx5

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9%

06-15-2013 20:56:48 | More by kconradx5
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-01-2013 18:43:44 | More by djrn2
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

05-17-2013 15:29:53 | More by eliz108
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Brewmaster's Premium Reserve Russian Imperial Stout from Sprecher Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.