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Hammer & Sickle - Renegade Brewing Company

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Hammer & Sickle
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BA SCORE
88
very good

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 6.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StonedTrippin on 05-14-2012)
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sukwonee

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-30-2013 01:25:26 | More by sukwonee
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mverity

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

05-25-2014 02:44:30 | More by mverity
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Prospero

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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nhirsch04

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

05-12-2014 03:19:53 | More by nhirsch04
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.29/5  rDev +8.3%

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.

12-04-2013 00:58:23 | More by GilGarp
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1%

05-12-2014 00:06:17 | More by Griffith
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stuart3368

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-15-2013 13:09:21 | More by stuart3368
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wellsnb

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

04-16-2014 23:50:37 | More by wellsnb
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

11-14-2013 06:53:03 | More by GRG1313
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stampfler07

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1%

08-09-2013 03:26:19 | More by stampfler07
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-19-2013 23:39:29 | More by HattedClassic
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djgustafson

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

06-17-2014 02:57:41 | More by djgustafson
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claspada

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

05-28-2013 19:32:46 | More by claspada
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gordo7

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-12-2014 17:49:11 | More by gordo7
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Jeffari2160

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-28-2014 21:45:22 | More by Jeffari2160
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-15-2013 01:19:36 | More by ucsbmullet
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sendsilk

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-02-2014 00:43:24 | More by sendsilk
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crobinso

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-14-2014 23:04:38 | More by crobinso
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pisano

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-28-2014 00:40:55 | More by pisano
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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ctwybeerguy

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1%

10-04-2013 22:28:00 | More by ctwybeerguy
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Heretic42

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-16-2013 16:22:10 | More by Heretic42
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rkarimi

Colorado

3.84/5  rDev -3%

12-14-2013 08:10:35 | More by rkarimi
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SamN

Colorado

4.65/5  rDev +17.4%

Very, very dark pour with a dark kahki haed that quickly dissapates inti the black liquid to a mere thin ring. Solid ebony black, no color whatsoever to light. Such a deep black, quite the looker. Smell is powerful, with blasts off french roast coffee, molasses, oak chips, bourbon, cookie dough, grapefruit rind, pine sap and so much more. Very rich, intoxicating smell. Taste enters the palette on bakers choclate, espresso and very dark roasted malts, finishes with minimal hop tastes surprisingly for a RIS, but plenty more dark roasted coffee, some mildly sweet bourbon notes and that heavenly roasted barely flavor that dominates this beer. Very dark and roasty, like a coffee beer without the actual coffee in the brewing process (I assume). That only hops, malt water and yeast can create the darkly bitter, roasty complexities of coffee like this is astounding. Hammer & Sickle is perfectly, mildly sweet without overpowering any of the more desireable characteristics I really look for in a RIS; plays quitely in the background, providing a pleasent counterbalance to the almost astringent-like roasted notes. A subtle creamy character to the body, along with subdued carbonation is like a Baily's shot in a double espresso. Not quite a thick as one would epxect for the style, still plenty of substative weight here in each long sip.

Greaty, great RIS, my faovrite brewed so far here in CO. Hops bitterness has been put on the back burner in this to let the coffee-like roastiness realy come through. Can't wait to drink this in the dead of winter. A simply fanatastic beer.

08-21-2014 00:46:44 | More by SamN
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1%

11-20-2013 05:21:40 | More by Mebuzzard
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Hammer & Sickle from Renegade Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.