Hammer And Sickle - Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 1 | Show All Ratings:
3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: growler
08-25-2012 11:49:59 | More by rodney45
Hammer And Sickle from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.