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Kremlin Crude - Beer Here

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BA SCORE
87
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 8.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proef

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2011)
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this a few times now. This particular bottle has some age on it, probably somewhere between 1-2 years if I had to take an educated guess.

Appearance - Pour is black with a tall beige head. Retains nicely as a full cap leaving strands of lace here and there.

Smell - Pretty big burnt smoky peat malts; licorice, burnt sugar, molasses, dark caramel, glazed bread. Pretty intense mix of smokiness and sweetness.

Taste - Smoked peat still prevalent but less intense, and melds better here with a nice Euro-type imperial stout flavor profile of char, ash, dark fruit, licorice, molasses.

Mouthfeel - Well-carbonated, medium body, light alcohol warmth but pretty well-hidden. Sipper by nature, probably one to split.

Overall - A seriously sippin' smoky stout. Peat smoke doesn't overpower and works well with a cool Euro stout underneath. I think some age has helped balance this out a bit.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 00:08:01 | More by Chico1985
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-27-2014 18:50:43 | More by sammyg832
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. A nicely branded version of the style, right up until the point on the label where they proclaim "a smokiness from peaked malt". Well, perhaps that malt should sit down, take five, or something.

This beer pours a solid black abyss, with prominent basal cola highlights, and four fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and chunky tan head, which leaves a decent array of sudsy, randomly webbed lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of bittersweet chocolate, dry caramel malt, smokey rye whiskey, stale black licorice, acrid tanned leather, vegetal peat bog, cheap root beer, and a weird bit of papery ash. The taste is more sharp, well bled out of sugar chocolate powder, gritty caramel malt, a touch of rock toffee, dime-store black licorice, sedated smoky peat, of the muddled sort, given the mixed whisk(e)y heritage so far presented, more singed meaty notes, zingy Italian coffee, and weak earthy and leafy hops, well perfumed from the lurking booze.

The bubbles are quite light, frothy, and fully distributed, the body just on the light side of medium weight, for the highly expectant style, and generally smooth, the only vector of decrepitude here the lurking alcohol astringency. It finishes still pretty dry, the gritty chocolate, caramel, coffee, and yes, alcohol colluding and colliding as such for my so-called pleasure.

An adequate, balls to the wall, lay everything on the table version of an RIS, but overall, it all comes off as a somewhat underwhelming instance, the weight not justifying the heady marketing tropes, really. Drinkable, if that's your thing (10% and all that baggage), but not all that worthy of multiple indulgences, be they wallet or liver-borne. Cool concept, with a bit less then an engaging delivery.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 03:17:09 | More by biboergosum
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afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-22-2014 21:25:45 | More by afsdan
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coriswrasse

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

1pt .9 fl oz bottle poured into two snifters. BJCP 13F Russian Imperial Stout

A Deep Mahogany Red, transparent when viewing through the top up (good clarity), solid head that dissipates which is fit to style

S Not much smell other than some caramel notes

T Some alchohol presence. Caramel malt. Slight fruitiness. Finishes sweet and roasty.

M Nice velvet up front that dries out. Medium body.

O Really nice beer. Would drink again if the time and price was right. Not seking it out.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2014 21:30:15 | More by coriswrasse
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scottwurst

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-04-2014 15:49:56 | More by scottwurst
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Focusf111

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

04-14-2014 00:02:34 | More by Focusf111
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

04-12-2014 02:58:10 | More by Kevincredible
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ThePaleRider

California

3.1/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Very dark body, one finger khaki head with decent retention, and nice lacing.

S - Toasted rye, dark chocolates, lots of burnt sugar, and smokey!

T - Very harsh alcohol up front followed by a strong, smokey flavor. Lots of Irish Scotch flavors from the smoke.

M - Sandpaper rough like the Russian soul (according to my Russian girlfriend). Not super heavy for an Imperial Stout.

O - Go for this if you like your stouts very smoked. Not a lot of malts or smooth chocolate/coffee flavors in there. Not really what I'm into. Reminds me too much of drinking a campfire.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 04:14:04 | More by ThePaleRider
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-02-2013 13:41:07 | More by kaelingirl
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beergoot

Colorado

3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Big, deep brown body with a fluffy, billowy, sticky head. Molasses and scorched sugar aroma; toffee and brown sugar; faint coffee grounds. Toffee, roasted grains, smooth boozy flavor with wisps of hop bitterness. Heavy bodied yet smooth and dry on the tongue.

Like many northern European dark ales, this one is jam packed with flavor and attitude. Bold complexity and broad depth abound. Flavors outshine the large boozy character yet everything melds together nicely.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 02:51:05 | More by beergoot
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Irish12

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-31-2013 11:54:56 | More by Irish12
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a FW tulip. no bottling date but i'm guessing about a year old.

Pours a pitch black with a nice 1.5 finger beige head. Amazing lacing on this one as well. The smell is intense right as it hits the glass. Huge roasted malt characteristics as well as a ton of chocolate on the nose. Oh jeez, the taste is quite nice! Big toasted/smoked maltiness to this one. Its much smokier than i would have anticipated. But not in the campfire burnt smokey way. Dark fruit is also present. Its got a really creamy mouthfeel to it even though its a big beer. Chocolate notes are definitely apparent in the taste and overall this is just a real well made RIS. Its not too in your face either which makes me tend to think its got about a year of age on it. I'd recommend this to all fans of the style!

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 20:19:27 | More by Axnjxn
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-04-2013 23:20:52 | More by weeare138
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-23-2013 02:36:33 | More by BeerHunter76
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-22-2013 00:09:34 | More by kjkinsey
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heygeebee

Australia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-26-2013 03:05:18 | More by heygeebee
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Rwalford74

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-22-2013 23:12:45 | More by Rwalford74
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Zbeetleman

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-15-2013 06:18:22 | More by Zbeetleman
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Devinph

California

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

04-21-2013 05:43:50 | More by Devinph
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bigsquirrel

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-15-2013 19:54:07 | More by bigsquirrel
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notchucknorris

California

3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown color with a monstrous foamy light brown head. The head took forever to go down and eventually settled at about one finger.

S: Peat, dark roasted coffee, root beer, burnt wood, anise and unsweetened baking chocolate.

T: Opens on a wet earth/peat note with a good amount of smoke. This is quickly replaced by a tootsie roll/chocolate cake sweetness. Flavor moves on to chocolate covered espresso bean and roasted malt and ends on a soft but bitter and charred note. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly slick. Doesn't show much of the 10%. A pretty tasty RIS.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 03:06:34 | More by notchucknorris
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seand

California

3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque black with lots and lots of foamy light tan head. A reasonable blanket retains, and leaves solid streaks of lacing.

S: Molasses and caramel, roasted malt, black coffee, and a touch of cocoa powder.

T: A thick bed of sweetness with a lighter note on top that comes through starting mid palate. Finish is full flavored and sweet, with some roasted malt notes.

M: Full bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall, a nice rendition of an imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 03:07:32 | More by seand
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CSpoons

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-23-2013 02:24:19 | More by CSpoons
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-13-2013 23:56:59 | More by sendbeer
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Kremlin Crude from Beer Here
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