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

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88
very good

150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: elgiacomo on 11-08-2011)
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raszputini

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 ounce bottle....it pours jet black, like you would expect with a creamy brown head - larger than you'd expect for an Imperial Stout. The dissipates quickly but around 1/2 inch stays around, along with decent lacing. The nose is somewhat mild, but include roasted malt, smoke, and coffee along with a hint of alcohol. The taste is abrupt and includes bitter chocolate and coffee and then finishes somewhat cleanly for a big stout. The mouth is a little watery for the style. Not bad, I've certainly had many better, but this is a very drinkable stout for the ABV, which is well-hidden. Solid, but not special.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 00:02:39 | More by raszputini
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richj1970

Alabama

3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass.

A: Pours a deep black with hint of brown. Small tan colored head and light lacing.

S: Roasted espresso beans and bitter chocolate. Subtle hints of oak.

T: Bold roasted malts, and rich espresso flavors. Some bitter dark chocolate.

M: Full bodied but not thick. Finish is a little bitter and dry. It did get a little creamier as it warmed up.

O: Solid RIS but a touch on the bitter side. Perhaps a bit more sweetness would have made this more enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 00:24:19 | More by richj1970
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Asrugan

Iowa

3/5  rDev -23.9%

07-31-2014 04:33:23 | More by Asrugan
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JamesBell

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-27-2014 16:17:01 | More by JamesBell
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GallowsThief

Florida

3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Savannah, Georgia. Served in my tulip.

A – Black as night. Nice rich, creamy tan head that left a small amount of lacing.

S – Roasted malts, toffee, coffee and dark chocolate.

T – Nice strong punch of coffee and espresso flavors with roasted malts. Dark and milk chocolate flavors with just a bit of sweetness. Light toffee and molasses. Finished with a bit of alcohol burn and a touch of bitterness.

M – Medium to full bodied with light carbonation. Creamy on the palate.

O – Good solid RIS here with very nice flavors. Warms up well and the flavors shine through. Pleasantly surprised with this nice brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 23:28:20 | More by GallowsThief
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Georgia

4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
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 +1.5%

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

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
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 -5.8%
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 +7.9%

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

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%
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 +14.2%

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

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-28-2014 00:18:57 | More by Brinks
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Your Black Heart Russian Imperial Stout from O'Dempsey's
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