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Imperial Stout - St. George Brewing Company, The

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 8
Avg: 3.97
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
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St. George Brewing Company, The visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: teromous on 05-14-2011

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 8
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip, the beer pours jet black and thick, with a foamy, creamy, low profile, tan head. Aromas of rich chocolate, subtle bitter roasted coffee, molasses, hints of wood and char, licorice, caramel, tangy sweet cream, and some earthy highlights. Pretty dynamic nose, with a slight lean towards the sweet side. Flavors are rich and sweet forward, with a chocolate blend, both milk and bittersweet, followed by an earthy and peat highlight. Solid coffee backbone, with bitterness and roasted notes. Some accents of vanilla, cream, char, and hints of smoke. Pretty well balanced, and full bodied, with a subtle roasted edge. The aftertaste is more of the chocolate and coffee, but again, leaning towards the sweet side. Extremely smooth and drinkable, through to the smooth, creamy, slick finish with a lingering milk chocolate sweetness that is just great. Good beer.

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Photo of teromous
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Imperial Stout from St. George Brewing Company, The
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