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Smudgepot Russian Imperial Stout - Old Orange Brewing Co.

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Smudgepot Russian Imperial StoutSmudgepot Russian Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Orange Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DoubleJ on 04-15-2012

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On nitro tap at Old Orange Brewing Company in Orange, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and slight coffee. Taste is much the same with a cocoa powder flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp yet creamy mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is basic but solid.

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Local imperial stout! On to the beer:

Rich and black as ink in appearance, topped off a short, yet creamy looking head that's long lasting. A few swirls yield spots of lace and "beer residue" around the glass. A great start, then something happens during the aroma. A little roasted malt is smelt first, then a huge note of burnt rubber enters. Huh? the good thing; the rubber note does die to some extent, but the damage has already been done. Not even late esters can rescue the smell.

The flavor starts off decent and works at being a little more tasty. Among the notes are coffee beans, esters, and bitter chocolate. Its body feels closer to medium than full, surprising for its stregth....also surprising is the alcohol being so well hidden. Did the nitro gas have anything to do with the unorthodox mouthfeel?

Not the greatest example of the style, but it is decent to drink.

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Smudgepot Russian Imperial Stout from Old Orange Brewing Co.
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