Barbapapa Imperial Russian Stout - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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4.04/5 rDev -6.9%
Poured from a 22oz bomber into a snifter
A - Thick black pour with a slight brownish-tan head. Real "clunky" pour. Can already tell this will be a weighty beast. Minimal lace.
S - Dark chocolate, raisin, date, some roastiness
T - Some of the chocolate comes through. A bit of cane syrup comes from the thick, sludgy sip. Some molasses with a little bit of the darker fruit hitting the back of the tongue. Alcohol is well hidden and pretty much lacks any hop presence at all.
M - Very viscous, syrupy mouthfeel. Medium to heavy on the palette. Light on the carbonation. Not quite a cough syrup feel but almost.
O - a little different from what I was suspecting but in a good way! The thick, syrupy mouthfeel was a pleasant surprise. Really good. Pretty Things rarely disappoints, imo.
03-07-2014 01:31:55 | More by JamesStreet
4.51/5 rDev +3.9%
A - Jet black pour with a nice chocolately head. Simple lacing developed... but certainly a very impressive looking stout.
S -Melted chocolate. A deep, heavy aroma of roasted malts with a hint of hops at the end. Creamy.
T - Nice and full. A very sweet tasting stout, balanced well with a light amount of hops that doesn't upset the heavy handed malt flavor. You could almost drop a scoop of vanilla ice cream in here, and I'm sure it would match perfectly.
M - Very heavy mouthfeel here, feels like just it looks. I'm not a fan of stouts/porters which don't live up to their appearance (The last thing you want out of a stout is a thin, wateriness). And this beer stays thick. Little bit of a lingering aftertaste, but nothing wrong with that.
O - Great stout, without question. The $8 pricetag is a bit much, but know that you're getting a high class stout with Pretty Things. I'd get this again.
07-21-2014 00:40:08 | More by alexbutler
4.76/5 rDev +9.7%
Poured into a tulip- pitch black in color, less than a finger of mocha head, no retention or lacing.
Smell is wonderful- unbelievably rich roasted barley notes. There's definitely a chocolate component but it's very very roasty. I love it. Does not give away it's abv.
Deliciously rich. Lots of chocolate, roasted malt, a little toffee. Not much to say except it is very rich but not cloying and has a hell of a roasted malt body.
Mouthfeel is silky smooth with minimal carbonation and full bodied obviously. This beer is awesome- deserves to be listed almost the great RI stouts. Get it!
02-09-2014 03:56:25 | More by Hopdaemon39
4.3/5 rDev -0.9%
Poured from a 22oz into Duvel Tulip glass
A- Black as night. Creamy 2 finger tan head. Superfine bubbles.
S-Roast, intense roast. Chocolate, butter, dried figs.
T-Vanilla bean, bakers chocolate, light roast rye bread, some heat from the alcohol, fresh cut grass, banana esters.
M- Full, thick, viscous. Carbonation is Medium plus.
O- A very tasty, bready, black as the devil's soul, Imperial Stout. Nice balance of roast to mouthfeel and alcohol. Doesn't taste 12%. Lots of flavors to explore as this beer warms. Would buy again.
12-11-2013 04:52:41 | More by Brewsephus
Barbapapa Imperial Russian Stout from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
96 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.