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Kremlin Crude - Beer Here

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BA SCORE
87
very good

14 Reviews
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 45
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2011

Brewed at De Proef
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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 45
Reviews by heygeebee:
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Photo of biboergosum
3.78/5  rDev -5%
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, and 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, floral, 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 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 than an engaging delivery. (1,774 characters)

Photo of bigsquirrel
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Reuben's Brew small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque black in the glass with a fine two finger light brown head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, charred coffee, earthy peat, hints of chocolate. Flavor follows, with quite toasted malt, coffee and chocolate all with char and and light smokiness, finishes smoky and rich with lingering coffee apertif flavors; a bit of booziness. Excellent creamy body with great mouth feel. A really nicely made and full flavored stout with quite a bit of smoke and char, but with the body to support it. Very enjoyable. I've had a lot of great stouts this year and this one is one of them. (698 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.42/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reddish black pour into my SAPP with huge dark tan head. Cherry and prune aromas. Stone fruit, chocolate/caramel flavors and a little alcohol on the exhale. Medium plus mouthfeel with velvety tongue coating. Rich, complex fruit and chocolate malt flavors-very satisfying. (271 characters)

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma of roasted malt, floral & herbal notes, faint ash & cocoa. Taste dark chocolate, charcoal/ash, tobacco, anise, malt, dark fruit. (134 characters)

Photo of ThePaleRider
3.12/5  rDev -21.6%
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. (574 characters)

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of notchucknorris
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
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. (580 characters)

Photo of kaelingirl
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Focusf111
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Zbeetleman
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of BeerHunter76
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Chico1985
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (899 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Brad007
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours the color of texas tea, complete with a thick brown head into my glass. I just love the name mostly.

Lots of roasted coffee with some chocolate notes. It's hard to tell at this point exactly what to expect from the taste.

This is no beer for pussies. It clocked my taste buds with a nice dose of coffee, dark fruit and cocoa.

Alcohol warmth packs a punch and this could certainly benefit from some aging. Lingering cocoa and coffee round out the mouthfeel.

A textbook RIS that packs a punch. Age it for a few months and see where it goes. A bit too much for me at this point. (586 characters)

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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