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Red Fox - Joseph James Brewing Inc.

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 17.34%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Joseph James Brewing Inc. visit their website
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Russian Imperial Stout brewed with chocolate and roasted barley malts. This beer has essences of chocolate and roasted coffee and compliments many desserts. This heavy bodied beer is 9.3% ABV, 80 IBU's and is best enjoyed at 55°F-60°F.

(Beer added by: JBogan on 01-28-2009)
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1.45/5  rDev -58.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Just terrible. Had on tap at Pub in the Monte Carlo because I saw that it was a local brewer.

Pour appears deep, dark black color, which is good and all. However, the head on the beer looks suspect. This is weird for me, but it looks kinda sickly... and it's kinda tough to put my finger on it. Large soapy bubbles on a one-inch tan head.

Aroma is okay, actually. Roasted coffee, chocolately, a little boozy - boozier than I would have expected considering that it's only a 9% impy stout. Pretty standard, nothing exciting here.

You know that fear you had as a child? For some it was monsters under the bed, for others it was the dark, for people like my brother it was going down escalators. Me, personally, I had a problem with clowns. I did not like clowns. Still don't, truth be told, but I remember it was a bigger problem for me back then. And that's what this beer tastes like - my childhood fear of clowns in beer form. Actually, if you picture John Wayne Gacy in his clown makeup and no pants, sitting at his breakfast table with a cup of coffee from a three day-old pot of Folgers, through the eyes of a terrified child, and can imagine what that image tastes like - that is this. Just awful, one of the worst tasting beers I've ever had. Burned coffee, burned malt, medicinal flavors, tar, alcohol, and chalky, poor-quality chocolate. Ugh. Holy shit, this just lingers on my tongue and the back of my throat. This beer saddens me.

Mouthfeel doesn't help this beers' cause. I just don't want to talk about this anymore, it's making me sad and afraid.

Drinkability. Ha. The only reason I had a second sip was to verify that I wasn't crazy and that this beer is really that terrible. Sent it back and got an IPA to cleanse this off my palate.

Just awful. My avatar is appropriate for this one.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2010 20:55:37 | More by davod23
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Red Fox from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.