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Old World Russian Imperial Stout - BrewDog

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Old World Russian Imperial StoutOld World Russian Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 14.43%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed exclusively for sale at Total Wine locations.

(Beer added by: Immortale25 on 11-10-2011)
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Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

09-21-2013 13:44:40 | More by ROGUE16
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shand

Florida

3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 04:58:33 | More by shand
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LambicKing

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-16-2013 21:12:59 | More by LambicKing
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gunpwdr

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

02-14-2013 01:10:11 | More by gunpwdr
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-11-2013 18:32:14 | More by Hanzo
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

02-05-2013 18:56:09 | More by DmanGTR
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mmikey8

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-17-2012 00:41:00 | More by mmikey8
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 03:23:48 | More by facundoCNB
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-23-2012 21:09:08 | More by sendbeer
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

10-23-2012 19:17:47 | More by imperialking
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mhbarber

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-04-2012 23:40:58 | More by mhbarber
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.)

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 19:05:38 | More by stakem
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OldTime

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-05-2012 15:44:44 | More by OldTime
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MGBT


4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-04-2012 01:10:36 | More by MGBT
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ryko

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-21-2012 08:28:34 | More by ryko
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-07-2012 09:40:54 | More by Kopfschuss
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +26.6%

07-31-2012 00:21:55 | More by CEDAMA
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StroppyMare

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-30-2012 02:53:20 | More by StroppyMare
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Brentnjen

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

07-18-2012 07:05:18 | More by Brentnjen
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-16-2012 22:13:39 | More by PEIhop
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Shakerman

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-08-2012 02:32:23 | More by Shakerman
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FosterJM

California

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1379th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
22oz

Batch 406, bb 21-09-14
Thanks to Heatwave33 for this gift,

App- A very dark brown pour. It borders on black, had a huge 3 finger head that fell quickly and was fairly dense with some cling as drink falls.

Smell- It had a few things going on booze, roast, anise, chocolate, cherry. Was pretty straightforward, but wasnt bad.

Taste- This had a taste akin to the nose. It was more like the nose than most, had a ton more bitter with coffee, a prickly malt and a rich dark chocolate.

Mouth- A full medium with a medium prickly carbonation and a malty chocolate residual flavor.

Drink- Not always a fan of brewdog but this was tasty and sneaky good.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 02:48:03 | More by FosterJM
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caverog

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-25-2012 03:01:06 | More by caverog
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Fatehunter

Oregon

4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. A big two fingers of tan head on top of a black body.

Smells of rich chocolate, roasted malt, dry barley and a hint of burnt malt at the end.

It tastes like a dark chocolate bar, bittersweet, a little boozy, and burnt wood. Delicious.

Thick and sticky body, low carbonation.

A big and bold stout. Bring your friends to help you with this powerhouse.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 04:12:37 | More by Fatehunter
Old World Russian Imperial Stout from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.