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Nihilist Imperial Stout - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Nihilist Imperial Stout
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BA SCORE
83
good

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 01-14-2013)
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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.26/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle BB 1/20/18 at 50 degrees into tulip
Aroma of roasted malt with a hint of dates and alcohol
Head large (6 cm), light brown, frothy, diminishing to 4 mm ring and convex layer
Lacing fair – partial rings and islands of small bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque – sediment in bottom
Flavor of roasted malt, dates, and raisins; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate full, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.25

Ozzylizard, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of Daniellobo
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Daniellobo, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of IdrinkGas
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

IdrinkGas, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of Aidan_Stewart
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%

Aidan_Stewart, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of little_star
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

little_star, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of GeorgeCarroll
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of tommyguz
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

tommyguz, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of R_J_FearNoBeer
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

R_J_FearNoBeer, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of salthemonster
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

salthemonster, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Drknight, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of JHendu
4/5  rDev +10.5%

JHendu, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of Kadonny
2.95/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a corked and caged 750 bottle into a snifter glass.

A: A jet black color with a large two finger light brown head. Looks pretty good.

S: Huge roasted smells with burnt notes and little else. Really roasty.

T: This is where things go south. The flavor is roasted to the point you don't get much else. Some burnt flavors mix with in that turn bitter but it's not a hops bitter, it more just like plain bitterness. Sweetness underlies, but the roasty and burnt flavors just completely take over anything else. Finish is still bitter with a huge metallic off putting finish. Totally disappointed in this.

M: With all the roasted flavors, the mouthfeel is bitter but not full. Very strange.

O: This is a beer I totally did not enjoy, in fact I didn't even finish the 750 which is not my style. Something in this beer is just not right.

Shame, I normally love Sly Fox stuff and I'm a big fan of theirs. This one however is a clunker.

Kadonny, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of randylangford
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

randylangford, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of jhlosito75
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

jhlosito75, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Hellpop65, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of TheBullsHorn
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not a typical Russian Imperial Stout floating around now a days. The strange thing about this beer is the real lack of malt, it comes off very floral with a light almost honey like sweetness. It's also quite spritzy to the point that it's hard to place this beer.

TheBullsHorn, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

acurtis, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

djrn2, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of stealth
3/5  rDev -17.1%

stealth, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of VaporDome
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

VaporDome, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of reitzbrewing
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

reitzbrewing, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
2.65/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured out as a black ink-like liquid with a brown colored head on top. The retention was thin with a scattered lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer had a lot of roasted and burnt aromas coming off of it. The taste of the beer was more burnt than the nose, the bitterness reminded me of a burnt toast flavor. The mouthfeel wasn't really thick enough in my opinion to fit the style but it was drinkable . Overall it's too roasted, not enough sweetness or hop bitterness in this beer at all. This isn't something I would seek out again.

Knapp85, Jan 14, 2013
Nihilist Imperial Stout from Sly Fox Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.