Nihilist Imperial Stout - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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2.95/5 rDev -16.4%
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2014 20:50:23 | More by Kadonny
3.35/5 rDev -5.1%
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2014 05:22:48 | More by TheBullsHorn
2.65/5 rDev -24.9%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
01-14-2013 17:49:05 | More by Knapp85
Nihilist Imperial Stout from Sly Fox Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.