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Laika Russian Imperial Stout - Straight To Ale

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Laika Russian Imperial StoutLaika Russian Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

78 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 15
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Straight To Ale visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sommersb on 12-22-2010)
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bcostner1

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

06-08-2013 01:31:20 | More by bcostner1
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Zachb4au

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

06-07-2012 15:14:07 | More by Zachb4au
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Dracarys

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

06-21-2013 00:16:02 | More by Dracarys
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MontereyBay831

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-31-2013 02:57:48 | More by MontereyBay831
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Gerasimos

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-30-2014 03:52:49 | More by Gerasimos
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-03-2014 12:42:58 | More by Bunuelian
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tweezer159

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-19-2013 14:31:37 | More by tweezer159
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richj1970

Alabama

4.31/5  rDev +3.9%

Poured from 22 oz bottle into goblet.

A: Poured pitch black with nice one finger chocolate brown head that dissolved to a thin ring which followed the beer all the way down.

S: The nose of this one is incredible. Lots of roasted malts, chocolates, caramel, expresso, and maybe a bit of hops.

T: Big flavors here as well. Bitter chocolate, coffee, caramel, a bit of fruit undertone.

M: Thick and creamy. Everything you want in a big stout.

O: Pleasantly surprised here. This is definitely a top notch stout, and from a local brewer on top, nice!

03-30-2013 00:38:15 | More by richj1970
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darkstar12

Maryland

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%

served on tap into a heavy goblet at Mellow Mushroom in southeast Huntsville, AL

A: classic look of a glass of used motor oil. Not even a hint of either a head or lacing.
S: Faint amount of hops, not much else
T: some bitterness, roasted and burnt taste - begins to taste a little more sugary as the beer warms up. Didn't really taste the alcohol at any time.
M: Very thick and syrupy
O: Another very good beer from Straight to Ale. I'll ask for the beer again

03-29-2012 23:44:56 | More by darkstar12
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LJWalker

Alabama

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-29-2013 03:02:15 | More by LJWalker
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karatebartender

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-26-2012 03:02:44 | More by karatebartender
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earlingy

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-29-2012 04:15:43 | More by earlingy
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GratefulEdd

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-22-2014 07:19:36 | More by GratefulEdd
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-20-2014 07:24:28 | More by TheBishopco
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freduardo

Alabama

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-14-2011 21:07:05 | More by freduardo
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cfaulman

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-23-2013 01:30:21 | More by cfaulman
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gtank

California

5/5  rDev +20.5%

02-13-2014 22:46:44 | More by gtank
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Brdlist

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-03-2014 17:22:37 | More by Brdlist
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Tonmeister

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%

bottle poured in a 16oz Goose Island Glass

Appearance: Dark Black with a thick black head when poured aggressively. It also looks highly carbonated. The lacing dissipates a ring around the glass.

Smell: Chocolatey malty citrusy,

Taste: Taste follows the smell. Pretty sweet, Caramel, Chocolate, Dark Fruit citrusy, alcohol.

Mouthfeel: syrupy, medium thick bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This is a well balanced RIS. I goes down smooth and it it tastes sweet and not to bitter. This reminds me of Stone's RIS.

06-21-2013 20:43:32 | More by Tonmeister
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BigGold

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

04-06-2014 17:52:58 | More by BigGold
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Justinbshelton

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-22-2014 23:29:21 | More by Justinbshelton
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deadliest

Texas

3/5  rDev -27.7%

06-26-2014 02:31:06 | More by deadliest
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zookerman182

Alabama

3.9/5  rDev -6%

Color is a pitch black with basically no head at all.
Aroma is cherries with hints of vanilla and tons of alcohol.
Very big smells of bourbon with hints of burnt toffee and caramel.
The flavor is much nicer than the smell. Super huge body, the beer is what it says it is.
Vanilla cherries with chocolate and coffee hints. My only problem with this beer is that for 9 % abv the alcohol is not hidden at all. Very boozy beer but complex in flavor.

10-13-2013 18:42:54 | More by zookerman182
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-21-2014 23:33:12 | More by thatoneguymike
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sirtomtom

California

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%

In Alabama, had to try some locals. The fact its local probably skewed my scoring.

A: Jet black, with a coffee colored head. Dissipates to a ring around the beer.

S: Caramel, dark fruit and lots of booze.

T: Caramel, dark fruit, coffee, booze and nice bitterness couple with a mild sweetness.

M: Silky, full-bodied, and a bit dry at the end.

O: An exceptional imperial stout, if I could get it in California, I would. Any improvement to this would be to throw it in some old bourbon barrels to smooth it out. God this was an excellent imperial stout. Stone could learn something from it.

04-20-2013 05:20:39 | More by sirtomtom
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Laika Russian Imperial Stout from Straight To Ale
92 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.