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Red Fox - Joseph James Brewing Inc.

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79
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100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 17.39%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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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California

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

10-24-2013 22:11:52 | More by kylehay2004
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.11/5  rDev +19.1%

thick reddish black pour with 2 fingers of dark brown head which quickly dissipated to a creamy ring around the glass. smells of roasted grains, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, roasted nuts. this is a fantastic tasting beer... we're talking very similar to black albert (one of my favorites).. lots of roasty, yet subtle, flavors from the grain bill.. lots of coffee and chocolate, nutty flavors as well, bit of vanilla also. if it had a bit of lingering bitterness instead of sweetness, i would personally prefer it. full body, very sweet, low carbonation.

got this from my buddy in nevada.. an excellent beer i would have probably never gotten my hands on as it's not on the radar as far as highly sought after/ranked etc.. a delicious, very easy to drink imperial stout.. roasty enough to be to my liking, yet balanced out with tons of sweet malt.

10-14-2013 00:35:11 | More by facundoCNB
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rderedin

Maine

3/5  rDev -13%

10-04-2013 23:41:53 | More by rderedin
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EB1

California

1.5/5  rDev -56.5%

09-28-2013 21:32:30 | More by EB1
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Inkay

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

09-08-2013 00:37:30 | More by Inkay
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Beardcore

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-22-2013 17:08:13 | More by Beardcore
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

08-10-2013 13:38:55 | More by bcsbeer
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Crimsonfloods

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-04-2013 01:58:44 | More by Crimsonfloods
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cistercian12

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-29-2013 19:25:54 | More by cistercian12
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bcuz7

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-28-2013 20:44:33 | More by bcuz7
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-20-2013 20:36:00 | More by Boone757
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Pours completely dark with a tan head. Nose is bland and almost nonexistent. Flavor is heavy with chocolate malts. Tangy sweetness. Just slightly off balance with the whole thing, but not too shabby really. I mean, we can face reality that this style brings some extremely heavy competition. That being said, I like this one. I can suggest it.

07-13-2013 03:59:47 | More by RblWthACoz
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -11.6%

pour is a viscous opaque black with a very dark mahogany brown head. Nose is a bit all over the place. Heavy roast, sugary malt, licorice and lightly nutty. Taste is also a bit flabby, not quite as roasty up front but there is an assertive roasted coffee and bitterness that lingers through the finish. Sweet dark malt, a touch sugary, faint licorice, and some dark berry towards the back of the palate. The body is thick, light carbonation, thins in the finish and actually a touch empty.

07-03-2013 17:38:14 | More by cpetrone84
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metter98

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

06-20-2013 01:12:49 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-17-2013 13:36:11 | More by dbrauneis
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Hopinista

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-16-2013 15:37:44 | More by Hopinista
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rawfish

California

4/5  rDev +15.9%

05-30-2013 06:44:43 | More by rawfish
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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev +15.9%

I felt it necessary to review this beer jus to warn people of the massive head I got when pouring this....I got an overflow after pouring roughly half the bottle, so be careful when pouring this.

Overall this Imperial stout is pretty good. Pours a dark mocha, almost black, with a nice fluffy tan head. Smell is dark malt, not sure which malts exactly but very inviting with an almost tangy characteristic to it. Taste is smooth dark malt, small alcohol burn on the back end, chocolate on the finish with a very nice aftertaste. May be a bit overcarbed but doesnt detract from the beer. Good body on this one. Overall I am pleased with this beer, nothing mindblowing but I would definitely buy it again.

05-28-2013 02:27:20 | More by mychalg9
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Australia

4/5  rDev +15.9%

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chrisd73

Arizona

3/5  rDev -13%

04-29-2013 02:04:58 | More by chrisd73
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oldvines

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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AltBock

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev 0%

22oz undated bomber bottle with a standing upright red fox that was cut off at the waist. The fox is standing up like a squirrel or a prairie dog. The fox is cut off by a gold crown. Nothing else on the label except for the ABV% and the Government warning. Poured into a Big Eddy (please don't laugh) Snifter.

This beer looks like it poured a pitch black color, but when I held the glass up to the light, I saw a reflection of myself. I'm forced to say that it's actually a pitch black color. No red in this color. On top of this pitch black brew was a 1/2 an inch dark tan head of foam. It had really nice retention that left behind a thick string of tan rings and a few spots of lace around the glass. It looks really nice. No problem with the appearance.

The aroma of Red Fox started off with the scent of raisins and plums. Behind the raisins was a mildly sweet aroma of caramel. Right behind the caramel was the roasted malt, roasted coffee beans, and dark chocolate. It wasn't offensive, but it just seemed it was lacking. It smelled like it was holding back the strength of the aroma.

Like the aroma, the taste was holding back as well. It wasn't one taste after another. The taste was just one big flavor ball. This flavor ball consisted mostly of roasted flavors like roasted malt and roasted coffee. Stuck in this roasted flavor ball was a little dark chocolate, caramel, and raisin. That's all folks!

The mouthfeel was medium bodied, a little carbonation, and a faint dry roasted aftertaste. This aftertaste doesn't stick around. Why it left so soon, I don't know.

It's clearly not the BEST RIS I've had, but its still drinkable. This beer was holding back. It should let some of the flavors/aromas off the chain. It doesn't cost an arm and a leg for a bottle. If you want a drinkable RIS from the Las Vegas area, pick a bottle. One bottle however was good enough for me.

04-01-2013 23:22:05 | More by AltBock
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oneeyedhoolie

Maryland

3/5  rDev -13%

04-01-2013 20:40:23 | More by oneeyedhoolie
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

1.75/5  rDev -49.3%

03-18-2013 00:01:30 | More by mattparsons
Red Fox from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.