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Your Black Heart Russian Imperial Stout - O'Dempsey's

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88
very good

146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: elgiacomo on 11-08-2011)
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Reviews by aasher:
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aasher

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a full bodied dark chocolate black with a nice one finger, foamy dark khaki head. The nose is soft and full of sweet milk chocolate and dark roasted malt. The flavors too, loads of milk chocolate. It's smooth and bitterness is minimal. If a chocolate bomb is what they were aiming for then they nailed it. It is just so smooth and easy to drink. It's big but the alcohol isn't present at all. I don't know if its 100% up to RIS standards but its definitely a solid imperial stout. If you're looking for chocolate then definitely try this out. It's a great bang for your buck.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 04:59:53 | More by aasher
More User Reviews:
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-19-2014 05:13:22 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-18-2014 06:25:27 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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Domvan

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-18-2014 02:09:39 | More by Domvan
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-16-2014 13:33:19 | More by BuckTuckian
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-15-2014 23:37:30 | More by bostonryan
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HopSavant

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-12-2014 07:15:21 | More by HopSavant
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dseanv

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-04-2014 21:53:34 | More by dseanv
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Morakaton

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-04-2014 03:56:43 | More by Morakaton
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Tellytell

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-28-2014 19:21:43 | More by Tellytell
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StHopNick

Georgia

4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is one of the best beers brewed in georgia. I very light bodied RIS that you can drink for a while if you can handle the 9+% alcohol. Really good coffee and chocolate flavors. A not overwhelming aftertaste completes this excellent beer. Every beer drinker in Georgia should try this. Outstanding for Georgia's new and budding craft brewing community.

Serving type: growler

05-27-2014 01:21:40 | More by StHopNick
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-16-2014 03:35:57 | More by Blaze5445
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-08-2014 11:38:16 | More by TonyTalon
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brureview

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a 1/2F head in a snifter, with an opaque dark chocolate color.

The aroma wasn't strong for an RIS, but it was different. Lot of emphasis on dark dried fruit ( raisins etc) , licorice and some coffee. The aroma intensifies with warming.

The beer is not as carbonated as other RIS, and the body is lighter.

The taste is coffee-chocolate, some plum , raisins or licorice.

The finish is lightly hoppy.

Overall, an enjoyable RIS, especially at higher serving temps. 50F+

There is more emphasis in this beer on the dried fruit & licorice than the chocolate-coffee.
Regardless, this is an excellent beer worth looking for.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 02:48:58 | More by brureview
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours very dark brown. Nearing black. Thin, brown head rises then pops away.

A-Nice and roasty. Dark chocolate. Bitter, dark maltiness. It's not overpowering or specifically unique but it's pretty tight to the style.

T-Flavor is again pretty roasty. Dark chocolate and some fudge. Dark coffee and some burnt, charred flavors.

M-Full bodied but not exactly viscous. There is a creamy component to the feel. Alcohol warms my cheeks.

O-Very solid but very generic. Not many negatives with this brew except for it lack of memorable flavors. Pretty cut and dry.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 23:13:40 | More by VelvetExtract
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PhilMiller

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-02-2014 02:20:07 | More by PhilMiller
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-02-2014 02:10:20 | More by Sludgeman
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ToddBeans

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

04-23-2014 23:22:44 | More by ToddBeans
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip. 2012 vintage.

A - Pours a nice pitch black hue with a thin one finger mocha head that fades to leave a thin, creamy blanket, but not much side lacing.

S - Aromas of big, strong dark chocolate. Heavy swirls bring out sweeter dark fruits, faint roast, light nuttiness, brownie batter aroma. Quite pleasant.

T - Taste is much more smokey/roasty , the big dark chocolate is still there, but the dark fruits are more assertive as well. A bit more harmonious than the nose, the alcohol was hidden well though is a bit noticeable.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly creamy, alcohol hidden nicely, quite drinkable.

O - Overall, this was a tasty RIS. Wish the taste was a bit more chocolate heavy. Not a bad RIS though.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 21:46:11 | More by rudzud
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bcuz7

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

04-03-2014 03:23:20 | More by bcuz7
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Brinks

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-28-2014 00:18:57 | More by Brinks
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MAJ85

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-16-2014 02:36:26 | More by MAJ85
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dmmcginnis

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

02-28-2014 23:17:54 | More by dmmcginnis
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-12-2014 03:59:39 | More by Axnjxn
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Achilles811

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-09-2014 19:14:33 | More by Achilles811
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Your Black Heart Russian Imperial Stout from O'Dempsey's
88 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.