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Russian Roulette - Evil Twin Brewing

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Russian RouletteRussian Roulette

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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 16.35%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Shares the bottle design with Omnipollo Russian Roulette (  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profi ... 5314/79195  ). You never know which one you get… Russian Roulette!

(Beer added by: bark on 03-08-2012)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a teku glass.

A-pours an opaque black with about 4 fingers of tan, fluffy head. Great head retention and beautiful lacing throughout the glass.

S- smells of roasted malt, hints of grapefruit rind, and a slight touch of cocoa. Very balanced on the nose as each scent does not overpower the other.

T- holy bitter batman! Very roasty and a bit sweet up front with a dry, pungent bitterness on the finish that lingers. This one will definitely kill your palate, so make sure you drink this one last if you are doing a tasting.

M- dry, harsh bitterness, and reasonable carbonation make up this mouthfeel. No detectable ether flavor from the 7.1abv.

O- pretty decent black ale. Not very sessionable but definitely worth a try if the price is right. The flavors are pretty well balanced without any of them overpowering the other. Pick this one up if you get the chance

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a two finger high light tan head that has good retention properties because it took a long time to die down and then consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of pine resin hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of dark roasted malts along with a moderate amount of bitterness; hints of pine resin are also noticeable towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The roasted nature and bitterness makes your mouth tinge a little.
O: This beer has a good balance of roasted flavors and bitterness and is a good representation of the style.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours an opaque but clear dark black in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation and hints of cola brown highlights. The beer has a four finger tall foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a finger medium/large tall dense cap in the center of the glass and a thick film covering the remainder of the glass with a thick ring. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts with some moderate to strong aromas of pine hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of roasted malts with almost a hint of burnt malts as well. That is followed by strong flavors of pine and earthy/spicy hops plus a hint of bittersweet chocolate. Moderate to strong amounts of bitterness which lingers for quite a while.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Overall this is a pretty decent American Black Ale and enjoyable though a little more bitter than I generally prefer my beers. Fairly easy to drink and the alcohol is pretty well hidden even though the ABV is not overly high.

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Russian Roulette from Evil Twin Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.