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The People's Pint Imperial Stout - The People's Pint

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The People's Pint Imperial StoutThe People's Pint Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

136 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.43%
Wants: 31
Gots: 12 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
The People's Pint visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-01-2004)
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Reviews by RustyDiamond:
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RustyDiamond

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 bottle #442

Slow rising mocha tan head, about a finger in width. Dark brown/near black in appearance. After a few sips, nice ringed head with bubbles outside of the ring of spotty good lacing. Aroma of bitter, nutty espresso, soft leather, tobacco

Bitter hop dark chocolate with some nuttiness in there. Tobacco up front.
Oily and bitter all the way around, with some fumes.
Espresso malt roasty bitter dark chocolate. Rich chocolate pudding in the middle.

Very nice and pretty darned drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2009 22:23:38 | More by RustyDiamond
More User Reviews:
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.85/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2013 wax top bottle poured into my DFH signature glass...

A - Black as night, frothy brown two finger head. Sensational sticky lace left all over the glass. Exactly how a RIS should look

S - Milk chocolate, egg nog, plums, raisins, white chocolate

T - Dark chocolate, coffee creamer, vanilla, a hint of tobacco, milk, cranberry fruit roll up, coffee finish

M - Huge thick body, low carbonation, creamy madness, exceptionally smooth

O - HOLY SHIT, wow. This is awesome, friggin awesome. Unfortunately this is a Western Mass brewery I hardly pay attention too. The bottle caught my eye the other day and I figured what the hell. Glad I did, this is truly world class. Checks every category. Right up on the Mount Rushmore of RIS with Darkness and Expedition for me. Great job Peoples Pint!

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 02:47:52 | More by rjp217
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +16%

03-22-2014 00:20:04 | More by swetsastonic
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Kim_Kneeland

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-11-2014 22:42:28 | More by Kim_Kneeland
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mquartuccio87

New York

3/5  rDev -22.7%

03-02-2014 20:58:09 | More by mquartuccio87
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Papparoachy

Massachusetts

4.69/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle in red wax
Hand written with Red Sharpie marker 2013

A-Poured dark with a 1 inch head

S-Aroma of sweet chocolates and coffee that were very weak initially but really came out as beer warmed.

Mouthful- Thicker than expected. Very nice substantive feel in the mouth. Lovely thickness.

Taste- Initially big malts came through almost sweet. I don't know how to describe it, but similar to the sweetness of a milk stout (but not quite). Very enjoyable. Then after the initial sweetness comes the classic RIS bitterness of coffee and chocolate that lingers in the finish.

Overall- This surprised the hell out of me. This was covered with dust on a rack from a smaller liquor store. I bought it because I was looking for stouts and the red wax and the hand written "2013" caught my eye. I would agree with the Brothers high score (100). It really is up there with the best of the RISs I have ever tasted.
Why the hell aren't more people seeking out this brew? I guess there will be more for me, but this is quite a shame that others are not enjoying this too.
$12 for 22oz bomber is quite a bargain for this and I will be actively seeking this out every year.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 05:52:11 | More by Papparoachy
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-17-2013 23:52:34 | More by EgadBananas
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-10-2013 08:26:44 | More by egrace84
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TATURBO

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-10-2013 02:32:51 | More by TATURBO
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enslighet01

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

10-09-2013 00:20:20 | More by enslighet01
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

10-02-2013 15:57:26 | More by Kmlund
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-16-2013 02:02:55 | More by DonFrap
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petermethot

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-28-2013 00:01:38 | More by petermethot
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -22.7%

06-09-2013 03:13:31 | More by johnnnniee
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juicebox

Ohio

5/5  rDev +28.9%

06-02-2013 11:58:31 | More by juicebox
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-01-2013 16:13:27 | More by Davepoolesque
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-10-2013 22:26:43 | More by Kevincredible
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In a tulip the beer was black in color with a medium-sized tan head. There was a bit of lace.

A nice roasted malt aroma, both coffee and chocolate. Some sweet fruit.

Dark chocolate taste with strong, espresso-like coffee. They worked well with each other. There was also a bit of raisin.

This was a rich, flavorful RIS. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2013 15:31:39 | More by lordofthewiens
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

03-19-2013 21:13:26 | More by Chico1985
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t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev -22.7%

03-02-2013 23:01:22 | More by t0rin0
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Derekg

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

02-20-2013 03:22:30 | More by Derekg
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SABERG

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage from the cask last night at the restaraunt.

A - Deep dark with a noticeable tan line serving as the head. Very low carbonation.
S - Bakers chocolate, hint of rasberry and vanilla.
T - Sharp, and smooth not thick though. Cocoa lingers long, a hint, slight hint of booze well hidden.
M - Coating the entire palate with smooth goodness. A very nice finish with that hint of rasberry as desert.
O - To have a 2007 on cask was a special treat, and a great way to kick off 2013 as it was our first visit to the Pint of the year. The vintage may be at its nexxus. Overall a treasure to behold.
A finely crafted and lovingly aged gem by the People at the Peoples Pint.

Cheers

Serving type: cask

01-05-2013 14:07:54 | More by SABERG
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 Vintage, bottle # 386

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a deeep dark brown almost black hue with a dark mocha head that never really formed anything other than a nice halo and small cloud. Swirling resulted in a nice quarter inch head that faded slowly. Quite nice.

S - Excellent dark chocolate aromas, faint "old" espresso , older mellow roasted malts. Everything is super mellowed and balanced. Definitely has a vintage Abyss-like aroma.

T - Hmm. So, definitely mellow with Starts initially sweet fading immediately to mellowed roasted malts and espresso with light chocolate. After that there are faded piney hops. Shocking enough there is still bitter pine on the finish along with a super, super faint smoke. Really unique. On one hand its mellow aged espresso and roast flavours, the other hand contains somehow light biter pine. Kinda cool its still there after 3 years.

M - So, this mouthfeel is on the thin side of "thick and chewy" with some low carbonation. Not syrupy at all.

O - Overall, I was incredibly pleased with this beer. Great flavours here really make this pop. Very well done and an excellent vintage for this RIS.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 02:33:21 | More by rudzud
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bigorange

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

10-17-2012 23:10:44 | More by bigorange
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bootdown21

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

10-01-2012 16:43:48 | More by bootdown21
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The People's Pint Imperial Stout from The People's Pint
87 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.