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Remy's Pappy - Taps Fish House & Brewery

Remy's Pappy
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 6.77%

Brewed by:
Taps Fish House & Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
For Remmy's Pappy, we filled barrels from an exceptional Bourbon distillery with our award-winning Imperial Russian Stout and let them steep for many months the transformation result in a beer similar to our original Remy: rich and roasty, with incredible flavors of marshmallow, coconut, and dark fruit, with additional layers of chocolate ganache and rare whiskey goodness. Enjoy!

(Beer added by: Gentleman on 02-17-2014)
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Photo of jegross2


4.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Reviewing the Remy's Pappy from TAPS Fish House & Brewery out of Corona, California. This beer is their award-winning Imperial Russian Stout aged in 23 year old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels.

Score: 97

2013 vintage bottle served in a snifter glass and enjoyed on 04/21/14. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Pours an inky black color with a thin layer of khaki head that settles to a ring around the glass. No lacing or retention. Good oily legs. 4/5

Smell: Bourbony chocolate and milk chocolate. Vanilla, coconut, graham crackers, and molasses. Bold bourbon notes present, but not in a boozy/fusel way. Ample dark fruit too. Light caramel and toffee notes. What an appetizing aroma! Bold and well-integrated. 5/5

Taste: Big vanilla-forward bourbon flavor and milk chocolate, with a bold and lasting bourbony finish. Lovely coconut and graham cracker flavor towards back half. Dark fruit comes out in the finish more and more as the brew warms up and breathes. Really, it tastes an awful lot like it smells. Not boozy or fusel at all. The flavors meld nicely! I love how much milk chocolate comes across despite the bourbon-forward characteristics. 5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, low carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel, just a touch dry on the finish. 4.25/5

Overall: My only knock on this beer is that the mouthfeel was lacking relative to its big bold nose and flavor, but it was not a "thin" beer by any means. The bold coconut/vanilla/graham cracker flavors are magnificent. I think I slightly prefer to Trace of Remy due to the relatively better mouthfeel, but both are excellent twists on the normally Heaven Hills-aged Remy (a delicious brew in all its own right). The guys at TAPS really know how to get the most out of a bourbon barrel! Seek this one out with confidence.

Cost: $35 for a 750 ml beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 03:50:34 | More by jegross2
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4.39/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm sitting here Sharing the bottle with Mrbubbler. Poured into a tulip. A tad thin. Looks like it has minimal carbonation. Definitely sat in a barrel appearance . Smells like graham cracker vanilla marshmallow punch in your face ! Taste follows the nose pretty much. Lots of sweet bourbon tones. This is really fucking good. Mouthfeel is a tad thin would be my only complaint. No alcohol present at all ; like no boozey heat. Overall this is a pretty amazing beer. Glad to have a scored a bottle !

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 05:17:56 | More by inkdemention
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4.91/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It is very hard to find where to not go 5 on this one. But out of respect to evolution, I had to go 4.75 on A,M & O

A- Older Viscosity black with milky brown medium lacing. No legs

S- Chocolate and graham cracker soaked with pappy bourbon. Burnt toffee, caramels, etc. All perfect.

T- With BVDL, the most perfect tasting BA Stout that I have had. This one was better crafted IMO than BVDL. Follows the N, with creamy chocolate milky bourbon graham cracker perfect amounts of everything. Such a perfection (with room for beer evolution) of a beer.

M- So creamy, minimal carb follows. This is like Life Is Like... with no cherry and a little less chocolate but a present pappy stout.

O- This is the glory hole of BA stouts

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 00:59:02 | More by gueuzedreg
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4.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pour was black as night. 1 finger khaki head that lasted just a while. Very very nice on the nose. Lots of vanilla and marshmallow. MILK CHOCOLATE!!! Taste is wonderful like the inside of a Lindor chocolate truffle!!!! Wow blown away by the taste on this one. Very very well done!!! You still get the vanilla and marshmallow on the back end but not as strong as the nose!! Mouth feel was good a lil lighter than I prefer but I always compare mouth feel to bourbon county!! Overall outstanding brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 18:25:20 | More by carrionricardo
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5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Black. No light getting through on this bad boy. Gives off about a half finger head very similar to Huna without the reddish tint.

S- Oh yeah. Chocolate, marshmallow, vanilla, some coconut and all brought together by the presence of a very high end bourbon. At 12.4% you would expect to have a harsher smell of alcohol but not here. All comes together very well.

T- Thank you. It follows the nose. Lots of the three elements listed above with the best bourbon taste I have had in a beer to date.

M- Thick and smooth. Thicker than Trace of Remy. Stands with the best of em.

O- To me this is only deserving of a 5 if it beats out the best beer I have had that is most similar to it. That beer is Bourbon County Rare. I have had the pleasure of having Rare twice and without taking anything away from it for me I prefer Remy's Pappy. It still brings that ultra high end bourbon with more of the flavors of chocolate, marshmallow, vanilla, and coconut.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 04:56:49 | More by Gentleman
Remy's Pappy from Taps Fish House & Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.