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Death Imperial Stout - Backlash Beer Company

Death Imperial Stout
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BA SCORE
88
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.06%


Brewed by:
Backlash Beer Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: HighLowJack on 12-20-2013)
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Reviews by Andrew041180:
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Arrived with about a finger's worth of brown head. It retained well, but not forever. Thin skimming of head remains and leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. The highlight? There was a candle on the bar and whenever I took a sip the candle projected ruby highlights through the blackness. Fantastic.

S - Nothing significant here. Mostly roasted malt.

T - I loved it. Not overly complex, but maybe that's why. Finally I get to enjoy a stout that doesn't have that burned coffee taste. Just a hint of sweetness, and dominated by roasted malt. The sweetness is something of a dark, bitter chocolate flavor. No alcohol flavor, but just enough heat for you to know that this has a punch behind it.

M - Fantastic! Full-bodied. Little bit of a carbonation feel, but impossible to see that. Mildly dry finish with a bit of a tingle on the tongue. Lingering flavors, but finally in a good way!

O - Best stout of any variety I've had to date. Can't recommend enough.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2014 00:10:02 | More by Andrew041180
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Black pour, beige head. Solid retention and decent lacing.

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A--Pours jet black with nice, creamy head. Dissipates slightly fast, but leaves excellent lacing. The head rebuilds quickly with a swirl of the glass and gets thicker.

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Death Imperial Stout from Backlash Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.