Hammer & Sickle - Renegade Brewing Company
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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
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
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
Hammer & Sickle from Renegade Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.