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Remy's Pappy - Taps Fish House & Brewery

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BA SCORE
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158 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 6.97%
Wants: 207
Gots: 41 | FT: 3
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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4/5  rDev -12.9%

Thurgoft, Feb 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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.

Stevedore, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Schlais, Saturday at 12:34 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Callmecoon, Mar 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

roostor07, Jul 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

blabaer, May 12, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

Alieniloquium, May 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

MontereyBay831, Mar 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

beergorrilla, Aug 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

mobius387, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

GRG1313, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

incubuscience, Jun 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Riggsenater, Jun 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

TheSamKuehn, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

farnold, Sep 02, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +3.7%

Poured from 750ml bottle into tulip glass

A- jet black, like oil pouring from the bottle. The head is deep thick and a dark tan. The head dissipates into a pretty thick lace around the edges.

S- the first thing that hits me is dry dark chocolate. Then there is a sweet rich bourbon that completely takes over.

T- follows the nose so well. The chocolate is so dry and sticks to your throat in a good way. The bourbon is instense. Definitely the main driver of this beer. Super sweet with touches of vanilla and caramel and oak. Very nice flavor. Very subtle roast flavor as well.

M- medium to heavy body. Definitely not as think as I expected it to be.

O - nothing negative about this beer at all. If they put a touch of real coffee in this beer it would be a perfect 5.

mlhyatt, Jul 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Wantbeer, Feb 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

LakerLeith, Jul 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

HoldenDurden, Aug 19, 2014
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4.83/5  rDev +5.2%

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.

jegross2, Apr 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

CEDAMA, Apr 24, 2014
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Remy's Pappy from Taps Fish House & Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.