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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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159 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 6.9%
Wants: 44
Gots: 44 | FT: 3
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DomingoOrtiz on 12-09-2013)
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Reviews by donkeyrunner:
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3.95/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$8 for 12 oz at Atwoods, Somerville MA

Opaque no nonsense black with a wet clay color head. Smalls of char and sweet dark roast malt. Dark, dark malt very sweet and very roasty. Plenty of booze. Burnt caramel. A bit too sweet to be balanced the sweetness and booze didn't bother me at first but as this beer warmed up it got a bit cloying.

donkeyrunner, Jan 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

tbryan5, Feb 10, 2014
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ccurrid, Aug 02, 2014
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doremite, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

striker2160, Jun 29, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +2.1%

Iparedman, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of JamesStreet
4.04/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

JamesStreet, Mar 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

freewill35, Mar 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

blknikon, Feb 09, 2014
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4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

alexbutler, Jul 21, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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!

Hopdaemon39, Feb 09, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Brewsephus, Dec 11, 2013
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Barbapapa Imperial Russian Stout from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
96 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.