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Nihilist Imperial Stout - Sly Fox Brewing Company

Nihilist Imperial Stout
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.62%

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:
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(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 01-14-2013)
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Reviews by reitzbrewing:
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4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

01-16-2013 22:34:56 | More by reitzbrewing
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2.95/5  rDev -14%
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
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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

04-17-2014 23:35:50 | More by randylangford
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
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
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

03-15-2014 22:26:57 | More by acurtis
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

03-15-2014 22:19:17 | More by djrn2
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

02-27-2013 00:26:50 | More by VaporDome
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2.65/5  rDev -22.7%
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 11 ratings.