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

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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | 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:
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(Beer added by: elgiacomo on 11-08-2011)
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Photo of TSJ4000
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yeah. I'm going to have to say this is a bitchin' Russian Imperial Stout. Rich and creamy and hop freshness on the finish which keeps this refreshing for a RIS. A+ This beer is not syrupy at all. Boy, this is pitch black with a touch of mahogony on the outer edges. Several really tight lacing rings make this beer awesome. I'm buying these little 4pks again.

TSJ4000, Sep 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

CitizenGrain, Feb 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

NonicPanic, Aug 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

EasyReader, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of zuperman
4.91/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great Imperial. Nice balance and taste. Not too high abv. The coffee notes in the smell are great and the bittersweet taste from the dark chocolate masks the alcohol perfectly. Pour it to sip in enjoy!

zuperman, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of dmmcginnis
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

dmmcginnis, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Heischman
4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beer/Brewery – Your Black Heart Russian Imperial Stout/O’Dempsy’s
City/State- Atlanta/Georgia
STYLE – Russian Imperial Stout
ABV –8%
IBU – 90
DATE – 03 JAN 2012 (Beer # 3 in the 365 new beers tried in 2012)
SERVING TYPE – 12 oz Bottle
GLASSWARE – Tulip glass
APPEARANCE – Black as the blackest night. No light passes through the beer. Thick frothy head cocoa in color maintaining at ¼ inch with wonderful lacing!
AROMA- Nice aromas of cocoa and roasted coffees
TASTE – Tart but rich with the roasted flavors and a nice smoky flavor lingering in the back
MOUTHFEEL – Creamy but Thin for a Russian Imperial Stout but not too thin, the carbonation leaves are perfect
CONCLUSION – By far my favorite beer form O’Dempsey’s! It is great to see the small guys tackle such a big brew and pull it off!

Heischman, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of sammib528
4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A – This beer poured thick and dark with a small dark caramel head the disappeared quickly

S – There was a deep rich coffee smell like fresh espresso, hints of molasses and caramel

T – The taste was surprising. While there was a strong coffee flavor, it was rich and deep. There was a chocolate taste that made it smooth on the tongue.

M – Heavy, rich and inviting. Not overly carbonated. Left my mouth dry, wanting another sip

Overall – this was a very satisfying glass of beer. Rich flavor that teased my tongue and then disappeared with a dry finish.

sammib528, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of bigpatvoodoodad
4.54/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The one I have says brewed and bottled by Thomas Creek Brewery here in Greenville, SC.

A - poured about a 2 finger caramel colored head which dissipated quickly. Pitch black and completely opaque

S - faint chocolately smell

T - start off chocolatey and sweet. Finishes with a bitter dark chocolate with a hint of the alcohol becoming apparent.

M - sticky, sweet and kind of thick. Great example of the style.

O - This is a great imperial stout. Easy to drink and very delicious. Glad I picked this one up to sample

bigpatvoodoodad, Dec 19, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Incredibly dark in fact down right black. The head is a dark beige pushing brown.

Aroma: Heavy dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate with some milk sugars. Light char, dark roasted hops with a floral note. A few dark fruits in the back.

Taste: Very malty in the front that has so many chocolate malts. Silky smooth mouthfeel, hops are roasted very dark. Milk sugars, and some char.

Notes: Very tasty all over and would pick this one up again. Cheers.

horshack7, Apr 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Bigben0328, Aug 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

indy351, Sep 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

bcuz7, Apr 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

MyKroberts237, Sep 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

JF1917, Aug 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

ColSanders123, May 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Peyton5410, Nov 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

LouDogg114, Aug 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

psmith161, Aug 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

kushlash23, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of OWSLEY069
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours jet black with a chocolate brown head. In the aroma, a sweet malt and notes of sweet chocolate. In the taste, a sweet dark chocolate malt. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry coffee and small sweet chocolate malt in the aftertaste. Big chocolate and nice coffee presence in the end, a super nice beer.

OWSLEY069, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into goblet

A: Pours absolutely pitch black with a finger of dense light brown head. This beer is even opaque on the way out of the bottle.

S: Intense roasted malts with strong dark chocolate with caramel sweetness in the background to balance. Not much as far as hop aroma.

T: Roasted and burnt malts again dominate, though they are even stronger than they were in the aroma. Dark chocolate is still present but is now mixed with milk chocolate flavor and light toffee sweetness. Hop bitternes is moderate, surprising since it's advertised at 90 IBU. Burnt malts are really quite strong in this beer, but the beer somehow still seems balanced. No hint of ABV.

M: Quite thick with strong carbonation.

O: I was very pleasantly surprised by this beer. It's intensely flavored with burnt and roasted malts, supported by moderate hop bitterness and toffee sweetness. I'm glad to see a local brewery has a great RIS offering.

coreyfmcdonald, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of StHopNick
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

StHopNick, May 27, 2014
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Your Black Heart Russian Imperial Stout from O'Dempsey's
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