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Remy's Pappy - Taps Fish House & Brewery

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Reviews: 21
Hads: 277
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 339
Gots: 52 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Taps Fish House & Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Gentleman on 02-17-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Duplicate listing. This is brewed at the Brea location of Taps Fish House & Brewery. Please review here:
 http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/p ... 00/113138/ 
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Reviews: 21 | Hads: 277
Reviews by Greenplastic615:
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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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Photo of carrionricardo
4.93/5  rDev +8.8%
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. (498 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2013 bottle. Thanks Tim. Poured into a CCB snifter 7/19/2014.

Beer #1,000, Review #700.

A- Opaque pitch black body, with a one finger mocha head that is quite dense. Good retention. Thin streaks of lacing stick to the glass intermittently.

S- Huge chocolate fudge. Roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, oak, dark fruits. Complex nose that is packed full of all the aromas you would ever want from a BA stout. Some coconut along with the vanilla makes me think liquid marshmallows. Reminds me a lot of BCBS and to an extent, Rare. Gets even better as it warms up.

F- Roast malts, chocolate fudge, oak, bourbon. Similar to the nose, but the vanilla, dark fruits and chocolate fudge character seem to recede a bit in the background to the bourbon. The bourbon flavours on the finish are very clean and flavourful without getting too dominant. Quite well-done.

M- I have to agree with previous reviewers that for the amazing nose and complex flavours this beer delivers, the mouthfeel really hinders it's execution. It's on the thinner side of medium in body and is not very substantial on the tongue. Lower in carbonation as expected. Finish is chocolate fudge bourbon, slightly smoky and oaky but sweet.

O- This beer has all the markings of a top-shelf BCBS variant as far as the nose and flavour profile goes, but it lacks the vaunted thick, chewy mouthfeel. Definitely worth getting a bottle of if you've not tried it before, but there are BA stouts out there that offer a more complete drinking experience. (1,523 characters)

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4.82/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (1,820 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of roostor07
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of brians52
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DaWaYin
3.28/5  rDev -27.6%

Photo of rightcoast7
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blabaer
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of fthegiants
4.71/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black and viscous pour. Very small khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Rich bourbon. Oak. Vanilla. Sweet molasses. Caramel. Dark fruits and some milk chocolate.

Taste - Dark fruits and molasses are the predominant flavors. Bourbon blends nicely. Doesn't have a sharp bourbon alcohol flavor. Lots of oak in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation and pretty sweet. Boozy, too. Big beer.

Overall - Another Remy variant that is damn near perfect. This is spectacular. (519 characters)

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of kolatinstigator
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2015 release (had an extra year in the pappy barrels). Had it at Taps in Corona on 3/31/15. Drank over a 1hr 30 min so it had time to warm up. Poured dark in the glass with little carbonation. Smelled of bourbon, coffee, malt. Taste similar to smell. This was sweet and smooth. More coconut flavor as it warmed. Thick mouthfeel. My ideal IRS. Expensive but worth it. It's definitely not something I would drink often not only due to price but also its a very rich stout. For me this would be more of a special occasion treat. (526 characters)

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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Remy's Pappy from Taps Fish House & Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.