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Barbapapa Imperial Russian Stout - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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233 Ratings
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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 6.62%
Wants: 58
Gots: 66 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: DomingoOrtiz on 12-09-2013

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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

Photo of J-Bonestradamus
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

pours black with minimal colored mocha head. aromas are coffee, molasses, and raosted malts, with the taste being very similar. taste is much the same, but much thicker and sweeter than i thought. solid.

Photo of MenardMa
4.69/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of schimschim
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomas_Picton
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EuphonicHops
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dertyed
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent brew in all ways

Photo of WoostaBia
4.79/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best imperial stouts available. Had been looking forward to tasting this and was not disappointed. A friend recommended last year but I never got around to getting it. Thick viscosity, oil black, chocolate, coffee smell comes through very well. Smooth roasted malt flavor, alcohol is well hidden. Awesome beer!

Photo of brpendergast85
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Barbapapa Imperial Russian Stout from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
97 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.