Hammer And Sickle - Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
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Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by rodney45:
3.98/5 rDev +0.8%
From Greenport Harbor Brewery: A favorite in the court of Katherine the Great and brewed to this day, Russian Imperial Stouts are some the richest and boldest (as any good empire should be!) beers around. We brewed our take with seven varieties of malt, three different hops and Belgian dark candi syrup.
A: Midnight black with a slow forming birch colored head that laces abundantly and lasts for the duration of the experience.
S: First notes are of Coffee liquor, crystal malt, espresso and dark chocolate. Secondary and finishing aromas of raisins and deep warm cocoa.
T: Initial profile is of espresso beans, dark chocolate and cocoa. Secondary flavors of walnuts, plum, whole wheat bread and macintosh apple. Major malt contributors seem to be crystal and chocolate malts. No major hop contribution, but if I had to pick one, it'd probably be fuggle hops. Finish is dry and somewhat bitter in a very Imperial Stout type of way.
M: Smooth and creamy with low carbonation (may be due to growler). Bitter but not hop filled. Slight alcohol burn towards the finish.
O: Really lucky to have stumbled upon this at the brewery, since its a very limited quantity. This beer is an above average example of a RIS. Very similar to old rasp. I'd love to have or find this again, but i think this might be my only go at it. Well i have half a growler left, so cheers.
Needs no pairing, but it might go well with a fine desert, like chocolate mousse, or belgian chocolates.
08-25-2012 11:49:59 | More by rodney45
More User Reviews:
4.43/5 rDev +12.2%
Picked up a 16oz fill of this a few hours ago, enjoyed from my batch 002 TB snifter. Very happy to see some activity out of greenport harbor again.
Brew pours a thick lush black with a finger of frothy off grey tan Hubble head. Streaky lacing left as the head dissolves and the beer is sipped.
Nose is a nice meld of nuts and chocolate with some soft roast.
Taste slams you with big chocolate then glazes a nutty roast on the backend. There is some char in there, but this is definitely a meaty stout and not anything like the char from a porter. Really chocolate on chocolate with some Reese's too it. Very drinkable and decadent, great dessert brew. Full and rich but an easy drinker.
Overall another slam dunk from greenport harbor. One of the big surprise RIS that I have had in a while. I had heard good things about this one but reviews are lackluster...I dunno, I am fairly impressed with this one. DEFINITELY check this one out if you get a chance.
05-24-2014 01:27:26 | More by cosmicevan
3.59/5 rDev -9.1%
Grabbed a full growler without even trying it because I'm the shit.
Pretty normal black pour with not much of a nose. Some sweet malts but still really tame.
The taste comes off all about chocolate. Big time sweet chocolate upfront and very sweet for an irs. Malts are there on the back end but subtle and really closed off. Booze is hidden well but god damn the chocolate!
04-30-2014 04:03:25 | More by beerloserLI
Hammer And Sickle from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.