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Remy's Pappy - Taps Fish House & Brewery

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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 76
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Taps Fish House & Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BierGiek on 02-16-2014

For Remmy's Pappy, we filled barrels from an exceptional Bourbon distillery with our award-winning Imperial Russian Stout and let them steep for many months the transformation result in a beer similar to our original Remy: rich and roasty, with incredible flavors of marshmallow, coconut, and dark fruit, with additional layers of chocolate ganache and rare whiskey goodness. Enjoy!
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Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 4
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look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to Rado for sharing this one at AndrewK's tasting.

2013 vintage.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, smoke, vanilla, toffee, maple, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, vanilla, toffee, marshmallow, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and wood bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with lots of fantastic and complex aromas and flavors that make this beer one of the best bourbon barrel aged stouts I have ever tried.

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Got this one from totoropanda a while back. Cheers for the set man!

From a 750 into a snifter
Vintage: 2013

APPERANCE: The bottle couldn’t be any fuller. Pours out a transparent dark brown, almost black, yielding a two finger, medium, slightly creamy tan head with good retention. Head slowly fades to a full cap. Transparent black body with no carbonation evident. A ring and slight wisp remain but leave no lacing down the glass. Body is a little too transparent for the style but the head is better than the original Remy’s.

SMELL: Like the original, this one smells great. Lots of coconut, sweet vanilla cream, milk chocolate, oak and toffee. Bourbon coconut cream with some smooth dark chocolate as well. Wonderful. Much the same as the original but with more coconut here. Excellent.

TASTE: Similar to the original Remy’s. Bourbon, oak, toffee and coconut with vanilla cream up front. Almost identical. Bold and lingering finish full of oak, coconut, vanilla, toffee and milk chocolate, with a touch more wood and barrel and less dark chocolate bitterness than the original. Flavorful and barrel heavy. Lovely stuff.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate, a touch watery perhaps actually, goes down fine with a bit of a burn and finishes slightly sticky. Some heat ligners.

OVERALL: Like the original, this one is excellent and extremely enjoyable. The body is a little light and the feel could use some beefing up, but in the end, this is a decadent, barrel heavy imperial stout. Compared to its older brother, this one might have a bit more wood and coconut in the flavor profile, with less bitter dark chocolate as balance. Nevertheless, the differences are so minor that you could have told me it was the same beer and I would have believed you. Thanks again totoropanda!

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Remy's Pappy from Taps Fish House & Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.