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Catherine's Resentment - Swamp Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.09%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Catherine II, the 18th century Empress of Russia is said to have been the inspiration behind the creation of the Imperial Russian Stout, an intensely flavored, robust dark ale with a noticeable alcohol presence. Legend has it that Catherine also had a voracious sexual appetite; she was known to have many lovers, but the story about the stallion was probably a myth. We’ve infused this round of our Imperial Russian Stout with a stiff does of coconut and habanero peppers, creating a smooth, spicy stout ale that even Catherine herself may have resented.

(Beer added by: jme015 on 05-14-2014)
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dsigmon

Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Westbrook snifter on 7/30/14

A: pours a deep dark black with a very nice brown head that lingers for a while. Looks absolutely delicious!

S: Nice dark coffee roast on the nose, hints of chocolate and spice...tons of spice...I'm drooling already

T: Very much follows the nose. A nice amount of coffee roast and to a lesser degree chocolate. The peppers are very dominant on the flavor profile which I love. If you were to compare this to Mexican Cake, it's not quite the chocolate brownie taste in the middle, a little less sweet and more charred flavors. This to me is damn near perfect.

M: Perfectly carbed for a nice thick/rich mouthfeel. Can't get much better than this, IMO

O: I'm in love with spiced stouts and this was one of the best I've had. The heat and spice was more predominant than the other flavors found in the beer but I enjoyed that aspect most. Would love to have again!

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 15:35:59 | More by dsigmon
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-29-2014 17:20:16 | More by 22Blue
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-28-2014 10:09:56 | More by IndyDad
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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BMMillsy

Florida

3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this at the release. Pours black with a creamy khaki head. Aroma of big green chiles, chocolate, roast. Flavor follows with serious heat--but doesn’t linger--alongside chocolate and graham crackers. I don’t get much coconut here but maybe it is the toasty graham flavor I am getting. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. I have never had the base beer to this so I can’t compare (and I am told they will not release the base Catherine’s on its own again) but this is a nice treatment. Definitely unique and strong peppers but it doesn’t build. I couldn’t drink a full 750 of this but a glass would be a nice treat after dinner. Good stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2014 03:21:00 | More by BMMillsy
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jme015

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-16-2014 20:56:02 | More by jme015
Catherine's Resentment from Swamp Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.