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Barbapapa Imperial Russian Stout - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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242 Ratings
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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 6.62%
Wants: 60
Gots: 69 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DomingoOrtiz on 12-09-2013

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Photo of athomasPSU
4.73/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mikepcarney
4.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Jlang2012
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of benzalman
3.59/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sdeese21
4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this bad boy up at a beer store in Louisiana! Light beading of carbonation around the edge of the glass and jet black in color. Definitely a noticeable hoppiness upfront. This velvety beer finishes strong with a nice heat at the end. A top notch non-barreled RIS for sure!

Photo of CDCNAM
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_chav
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfecteau
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AirBob
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DavidHume
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chiefsmokeaho
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jtrigonis
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hootie159
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SweetChicken
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ygtbsm94
4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma of sweet roasted malt, faint coffee, molasses, cocoa. Taste sweet malt, dark chocolate, slight coffee, licorice, mild ABV. Nice!

Photo of KBlodorn
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brianjay
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A dark, medium bodied stout with nearly zero head and a light aroma of shortbread cookies and toast. The sweetness also noticeable in the flavor. The darker, roasted malt taste hangs around but is secondary.

Photo of Maillard
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ohiovania
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bottled may 2014

A very nicely hopped RIS. Comparable to Nightstalker and Blot Out the Sun. Wasn't expecting so much hop forwardness and don't hear a lot of others describing it.

I'm going to sit on my other bottle for at least another year and see how it goes.

Photo of geocool
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beglane
4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle dated may 2014. Poured into a tulip glass. Served at 50 degrees. Wow this is great!! Truly remarkable, Pretty Things brewery are on top of their game with this IRS. I would recommend that this beer be cellared like a wine for 6 months. Cheers!

Photo of smccann
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
4.14/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Petegrieco
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Barbapapa Imperial Russian Stout from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
97 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.