Fyodor's Classic - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by notchucknorris:
4.48/5 rDev -0.7%
A: Pours pitch black and thick. Looks awesome. Capped by a half finger tan head that sinks down into the black pretty quickly.
S: Right away, you're smashed in the face with bourbon, charred oak, and roasted malt. There's really not hint of sweetness to be found here. The barest trace of vanilla and toffee is quickly chased away by a mob of bourbon, anise and wet earth.
T: A huge wave of roasted malt and bourbon crash over your palate right away. Burnt coffee, charred wood and unsweetened baking chocolate hit in the middle, leading into a burnt fudge and bourbon finish that lingers and gives a pleasant warmness. Mouthfeel is velvety and a touch slick. If you don't enjoy bourbon, forget about this one. But if you do, this is money. Stone absolutely destroyed it with this and Mikhail's Odd.
03-27-2014 04:49:14 | More by notchucknorris
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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 252 ratings.