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Terrapin Big Daddy Vlady's Russian Imperial Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Big Daddy Vlady's Russian Imperial StoutTerrapin Big Daddy Vlady's Russian Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
83
good

239 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 39
Gots: 62 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.25% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Side Project #13

(Beer added by: jsanford on 11-05-2010)
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OldTime

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

03-08-2012 07:03:42 | More by OldTime
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muletrane

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-06-2012 15:16:27 | More by muletrane
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aorloski

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Deep Dark Black, a fingers worth of a mocha head with little retention

Smell - Chocolate, coffee, burnt toast, roasted malts, deep dark fruits, prunes, dates, figs.

Taste - dark fruits, roasted malts, chocolate, espresso, kind of one dimensional

Mouthfeel - a little thin

Overall - nothing spectacular here, kind of a one note stout but still tasty and not bad by any means

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 02:29:46 | More by aorloski
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AndybIPA

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-19-2012 21:23:54 | More by AndybIPA
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hippityhophead24

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -18.7%

02-09-2012 03:48:33 | More by hippityhophead24
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dandmc24

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-26-2012 10:56:58 | More by dandmc24
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rapidsequence

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. $8.99 from Neds. I think its a year old by now.

Appearance: Pours black, not the darkest, but black. Deep brown head with very brief retention. Some small spots of lacing.

Smell: Interestingly smells a little hot of booze. There is some chocolaty malt, old coffee, and charcoal. Its OK.

Taste: A little better than the smell, but pretty simple. Chocolate and roasted malt, with fairly pronounced roasted bitterness and a sharp alcohol bitterness.

Mouthfeel: A little on the thin side for an RIS. The roast is drying on the finish.

Overall: Its boring, and too bitter, roasty, and boozy.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 02:10:18 | More by rapidsequence
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hopsandstouts

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-22-2012 11:28:03 | More by hopsandstouts
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TheDudeRules

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-22-2012 00:40:04 | More by TheDudeRules
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crashoveride

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-21-2012 16:10:01 | More by crashoveride
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-19-2012 13:19:35 | More by sholland119
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sean05luvb

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-18-2012 16:53:42 | More by sean05luvb
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tclapper

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-16-2012 03:53:14 | More by tclapper
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PaulMc

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-09-2012 22:48:23 | More by PaulMc
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davesway10

Iowa

3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-08-2012 13:47:22 | More by davesway10
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daves1186

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-06-2012 03:44:54 | More by daves1186
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-04-2012 08:54:37 | More by IdrinkGas
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.72/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first review on BA (but far from my first brew...) so bear with me. I apparently don't have the refined taste & smell of all you experts out there but hopefully the act of writing these reviews will help.

22oz bottle purchased from Bruisin Ales in Asheville last weekend for 9.99.

A-Deep dark brown/black w/ quickly fading bubbly mocha head. No lacing to speak of but a nice thin clear film on the glass as I sip.

S- Big sweet dark fruit nose.

T- Nice sweet robust dark fruits. Malty. A little bitter coffee and a tad of sweet chocolate. Quite complex. It gets even better as it warms but I just can't stop drinking it!

M-Oily medium thick. Faint carbonation. I really don't notice the over 10% abv. It apparently was meant to age a bit.

O- not the best RIS I've ever had but I'm really diggin this 1-yr aged. Very smooth, very flavorful. I sure hope I can find more on my next trip to Asheville or that they re-release!

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 23:41:46 | More by ThickNStout
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whitekiboko

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +22%

12-27-2011 01:23:55 | More by whitekiboko
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jtmcgraw

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-22-2011 01:23:57 | More by jtmcgraw
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opwog

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +22%

12-21-2011 07:40:20 | More by opwog
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dowen44

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-21-2011 03:54:00 | More by dowen44
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duff247

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-19-2011 04:43:13 | More by duff247
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dankrutgers

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-16-2011 20:29:19 | More by dankrutgers
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cosmicslop

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-16-2011 06:56:00 | More by cosmicslop
Terrapin Big Daddy Vlady's Russian Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.