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Barbapapa Imperial Russian Stout - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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Barbapapa Imperial Russian StoutBarbapapa Imperial Russian Stout

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97
world-class

207 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 6.86%
Wants: 55
Gots: 47 | FT: 9
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:
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(Beer added by: DomingoOrtiz on 12-09-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

This is just lovely. Beautiful dark color and lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, molasses. Taste is the same with added caramel. Mouthfeel is thick and full bodied. This might just be my favorite RIS.

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4.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Everything about the appearane is simply stunning. From it's dark thick pour to its slow-forming, cascading brown head, it's really a head turner. Pitch black beer with a thick dark head, the look can't be improved upon. The head is over a finger thick, creamy, and retains well. As the cherry on top, the lacing fills the whole glass.

Has the smell you'd expect. Dark roasty things fill the grain bill, slight bittersweet chocolate hiding in the background. No hop presence and the alcohol is well-hidden.

A malt bomb of epic proportions. Milk chocolate coats the tongue. Bittersweet chocolate provides balance before the beer crosses the line. Alcohol is finally noticed.

Feel reminds one of hot chocolate. It's so smooth and creamy, it simply coats the tongue. Bittersweet chocolate emerges mid sip to begin scraping the palate clean. In the finish, alcohol provides a bit of heat for a lingering finish. Very full-bodied. A great winter warmer.

I can't believe how good this is. Virtually flawless. It's extremely strong, but so easy to drink. A stronger scent and this would have run the table with 5s.

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Barbapapa Imperial Russian Stout from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
97 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.