Hammer & Sickle - Renegade Brewing Company

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Hammer & SickleHammer & Sickle

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BA SCORE
85
very good

11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 83
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Renegade Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: StonedTrippin on 05-14-2012

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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 83
Reviews by 4DAloveofSTOUT:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Photo of mverity
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great appearance. Great head retention, great lacing, thick collar. Deep tan head with black body. Aroma is roasty malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, and earthy hops. Taste is much like the aroma with the coffee taking a bigger presence. Body is a bit thin, and medium carbonation. (278 characters)

Photo of Beaver13
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prospero
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of nhirsch04
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%

From a 12 ounce can into a teku.

Pours pitch black and viscous and shows trickles of carbonation. A fluffy, pillow-like dark khaki head sits two fingers thick and becomes a thick layer of lace. This beer is sexy. 4.5

Huge malt flavors emanate from the nose, offering dark cherry, oak, dark chocolate, and caramel. 4.1

Dark chocolate continues to shine with the flavor, combining with sweet caramel malt and vanilla. At the finish, coffee with cream linger with some hop pine. Damn this is good. 4.3

Smooth, creamy and viscous with a bit of bitterness from coffee and hops. The hops provide some spice too. There's not the slightest hint of booze in this brew. I'm going to have to check the can to see how old this brew is, because it is smoothed out as all hell. 4.3

I love this brew. It's outstanding. How is it not more hyped? Ag well, more for me. 4.35 (861 characters)

Photo of GilGarp
4.26/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can served at cellar temperature in a shaker pint glass.

Hammer & Sickle is nearly black in color with thick tan head. It settles somewhat quickly but leaves some nice lacing behind.

Aroma is subtle but has notes of milk chocolate and light roast coffee.

Flavor is bold but not over-the-top. It has good balance between roasted malts and earthy hops. There is some of the traditional coffee and chocolate but it's not overly roasty or sweet.

Mouthfeel is silky and smooth with just the right level of carbonation. Full bodied and well balanced.

Overall an excellent imperial stout. This might even surpass my other favorite canned stout, TenFidy. Definitely worth a try. (681 characters)

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.8/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. Doesn't pour with much of a head. Very thin collar.

Smell - Very roasty. Lots of coffee malts. Licorice.

Taste - Intensely roasty. Even a little bit burnt. Extremely bitter and harsh.

Mouthfeel - Acrid and bitter. Very harsh.

Overall - Intense, but not in a good way. (338 characters)

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4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stuart3368
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Beejay
3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdw275
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Birdlegs
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Hammer & Sickle from Renegade Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.