Fyodor's Classic - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.23/5 rDev -6.2%
1806th Review on BA
Bottle to Stone IRS Glass
App- A pitch black pour. Very chocolate syrup in appearance. A 1 finger of head formed and then fell to about an 1/8" of bubbles with maybe at most a couple dots of cling.
Smell- Smelled really divine. A lot of rich bourbon with that booze that was wofting up and had touches of oak and rich vanilla all over it. A bit of chocolate and oak as well. A bit light on the aroma for me.
Taste- Unlinke the IRS that was BA, from 2008 the booze on this one is still very smooth. The barrels did a nice job after a year of mellowing out which I thought was odd. The base beer really shines through with a touch of oak and vanilla on this one.
Mouth- A medium to low body on this one with a medium prickly carbonation. Residual booze and a bit of creamy vanilla.
Drink- Overall, this wasn't as smooth as I would have hoped but it was a nice BBA RIS with good flavors, just lacked a little balance.
08-07-2014 18:30:52 | More by FosterJM
4.69/5 rDev +4%
Fyodor's Classic was the best BBA beer that i've had. By the time it had been a good while after the release of it (last one in the shelf).
Appearance of it was pitch black, not one ray of light could pass. Very low carbonation, which I prefer. Even as I was pouring, you could tell it was incredibly smooth.
Smell - I could definitely smell a lot of vanilla, oak, and hints chocolate. While the vanilla and oak smells were overpowering, I was still able to get hints of the chocolate. You could distinctively recognize each smell. There is also a good smell of bourbon towards the end of the whiff.
Vanilla (strong), Oak (strong), Chocolate (mild), Bourbon (strong).
Taste - It was definitely very smooth, got mostly vanilla, and some oak.
At the end, you get a real nice kick of bourbon which went really well with the lingering vanilla taste for me.
Vanilla (strong), Oak (mild), Chocolate (weak), Bourbon (strong)
Mouth - Full bodied and the bourbon aging really makes it hit you. Definitely a bit sticky from the BBA.
Overall - Fantastic RIS, you don't miss out on anything in this beer, really hits the spot. 1 will definitely do the trick (at least for me it does). Nice and high ABV. Cannot wait to have another.
08-13-2014 21:00:25 | More by GabrielBelm0nt
4.43/5 rDev -1.8%
500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Deep black body. Nearly inky. Small khaki head. Thin collar and a few wisps.
Smell - Dark chocolate. Fudgy. Bourbon is secondary, but quickly becomes dominant. Sharp oak. Lots of vanilla.
Taste - Bitter chocolate right up front. Oak amplifies it. Bourbon builds. Slight sweetness, but it's overpowered by oak and bitter chocolate.
Mouthfeel - Thick. Medium carbonation.
Overall - A step above other Bourbon stouts. The quality of the base beer truly impresses.
07-08-2014 02:38:52 | More by Alieniloquium
4.73/5 rDev +4.9%
Serving Type: 500 ml bottle poured into a Belgian style Tulip.
Appearance: Pitch black, with a tan creamy head that dissipated fairly quickly. A little lacing and some tiny bubbles that remained around the edge and some in the middle. Looks great in the glass.
Smell: Heavy bourbon smell, getting some alcohol, but surprisingly for a 13.9% ABV, the alcohol smell is not prevalent. I am not getting any other aromas on the nose. A little dark cherries, has a great aroma.
Taste: You get the woody, bourbon flavor right up front, some dark fruity flavor, the alcohol is on the back end and lingers in the aftertaste. Great flavor!
Mouthfeel: Like motor oil but not as thick as some other barrel aged stouts I have tried. Some carbonation, the alcohol warms the palate and the belly.
Overall: I have tried several BA stouts and this one has to be the smoothest. I was surprised at the quality because Stone has not greatly impressed me with their beers. This one is world class. What a great beer worth the $20 I put down. I am going to get another bottle to cellar.
04-26-2014 04:47:12 | More by Catracho5
Fyodor's Classic from Stone Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.