Imperial Stout - St. George Brewing Company, The
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3.86/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Dark walnut brown, bordering on black with its opacity. The head is 1.5 fingers of caramel colored foam; it lingers very well, although lacing is lackluster.
S: Not potent, but certainly complex. There's molasses, stewed plums, and coffee. I also detect the boozy aroma of bourbon.
T: Sweet malt hits hard at first, then it's a wave of coffee. Baker's chocolate follows briefly, but is pushed aside by a mixture of tart fruit and acrid, burnt grain. The acrid notes turn to a biting hops bitterness that lingers for ages on the palate (basically, until I take the next sip).
M: Very smooth, and well carbonated, but the alcohol burn is surprisingly high, even for 8% ABV.
O: Pretty good, but definitely not excellent. The strong, acrid bitterness and alcohol burn detracted from an otherwise solid example of the style.
Serving type: bottle
08-17-2013 01:11:14 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
4.25/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
(Note: I added this beer because the name is not the same as the listed "Russian Imperial Stout" and the ABV is different. I contacted the brewery to confirm the style.)
A: It pours pitch black with about a thumb width head that is creamy and tan. The head stays up for a long time, and it leaves some lacing. The lacing is there but it doesn't seem to give the "chug chug" lines that other stouts do.
S: The beer smells of coffee and chocolate, but its a bit weak smelling.
T: It tastes very nice. I get that espresso taste with lots of vanilla and some roasted flavors. It has a hint of chocolate and has a little creamy flavor that is hard to separate from the mouthfeel and the taste. My only qualm with this beer is that it is a bit weak in bitterness.
M: It has a wonderful mouthfeel. It is very smooth and coats the mouth in delicious flavors that last and last. It has a creaminess without being too sticky or sickening.
O: I would definately drink this one again! I can't score it a perfect because I believe it could use a bit more bitterness, however it is superb! I believe it is a strong competitor to other, much larger breweries.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2011 20:24:17 | More by teromous
Imperial Stout from St. George Brewing Company, The
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