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Catherine's Resentment - Swamp Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Swamp Head Brewery visit their website
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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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!

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Catherine's Resentment from Swamp Head Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.