Old World Russian Imperial Stout - BrewDog
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3.96/5 rDev -0.3%
The owl on the label made me buy it. I'm a sucker for owls. Old World RIS has an awesome black pour with a large head. Roast, licorice, and leafy hops on the nose. Taste-wise, it's got a nice roast presence that goes with the leafy hops, but not really much to stand out. Tasty and drinkable, but this beer won't knock you on your feet by any means.
05-31-2013 04:58:33 | More by shand
4.03/5 rDev +1.5%
a dark brown/black pour with 2 fingers of fluffy tan head leaving behind nice lacing. smells of roasted barley, chocolate, dates, coffee. the taste is of light roasted coffee, toasted grains, cocoa, burnt caramel with a nice bitter dark roast aftertaste. medium body with low carbonation.. actually drinks really nicely and still leaves behind a creamy mouthful like a full body beer.
this is a very nice affordable beer, perfectly aged for about a year. maybe i'll pick one up again if i see it this winter.
12-02-2012 03:23:48 | More by facundoCNB
3.58/5 rDev -9.8%
Bottle purchased and consumed while on vacation in florida back in July. Poured in a snifter, the brew appears black in color with brown clarity around the edges when held to the light. A dark tan to mocha colored head appears with a finger strength that recedes leaving fingers and patches of lace on the glass.
The smell includes notes of licorice and dark fruity quality. Some sweet milky chocolate is also thrown into the mix with herbal hop quality emerging as it warms up.
The taste includes a bit of licorice, dark roasty quality that brings out some espresso roast character but with raisins and a herbal bitterness along with fruity fusel alcohol. There is a bit of milk chocolate aftertaste.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is smooth and easy drinking for the level of alcohol. A bit more on the fruity side than what I would prefer but not a bad brew. The price point on these makes it worth a try if you get the chance (much unlike nearly every other brew they have.)
09-07-2012 19:05:38 | More by stakem
Old World Russian Imperial Stout from BrewDog
89 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.