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The Bottle Imp - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: spinrsx on 01-05-2014)
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Photo of Rutager
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers, SebD!

Appearance. Pours dark brown, black in the glass and topped with over a finger of khaki-brown head.

Smell. Huge cocoa, light licorice and a touch of coffee. Simple but nice.

Taste. Black coffee leads and falls off into powdery cocoa and a bit of grassy bitterness that coats the tongue. There's a touch of charred wood and anise there as well.

Mouthfeel. Pretty full body, low+ carbonation.

Overall. Very well made ris. There's a fair bit of hops going on still and I've had this thing at least 8 months now. Would love to try it again in another year ...guessing it would be sublime.

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2.95/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a clear dark black color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some minor lacing. Aroma of dry strong coffee notes with light floral touch. Taste is also dominated by strong coffee notes with an almost astringent finish with dry roasted malt also clearly identifiable. Body is a bit light for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Bitter roasted malt are just too astringent for me to really enjoyed this beer.

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4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice thick creamy mocha head that dies down moderately slow and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of coffee, chocolate, rich roasted malts, some molasses, caramel and faint dark fruit.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some rich coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, an espresso like bitterness, molasses and faint dark fruit.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas. Props to David Thompson for making this great Russian Imperial Stout.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
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4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Jet black, one finger of tan head, lots of lace here as well, nice looking stout. Smell is of cold coffee and roast, liquorice, fairly heavy hop profile with a lot of dark chocolate. Taste is of coffee and chocolate, fairly bitter, roasty, quite hoppy, bruised dark fruits, a bit of liquorice, slightly astringent. Lightly carbonated, fairly full chewey body. Not bad but largely forgetable, everywhere else in the world this hoppy coffee stout would be classified as an "American Imperial Stout" but in Vankleek Hill, ON this is what a RIS is I guess but perhaps I'm splitting hairs here.

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The Bottle Imp from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.