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Remy - Taps Fish House & Brewery

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23 Reviews
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Reviews: 23
Hads: 96
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 4.77%
Wants: 76
Gots: 17 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Taps Fish House & Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: womencantsail on 01-03-2011

Remy is a travel buddy whose life, at times, has rivaled that of the world's most interesting men -- free-spirited, adventurous, social, and with a penchant for fast women, whiskey, and beer: the perfect inspiration for something truly special. We filled eight Heaven Hill bourbon barrels with our award-winning Imperial Russian Stout and let them sleep for eight months. The transformation resulted in a beer that is rich and roasty, with incredible flavors of marshmallow, coconut, and dark chocolate. We hope you enjoy this very limited release -- that it inspires you to try something new and that it makes you a little more interesting as well!
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Reviews: 23 | Hads: 96
Reviews by Jules11788:
Photo of Jules11788
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a Hair of the Dog tulip. This is the 2012 release of this beer.

A: Pours a motor oil-like jet black with almost no head; barely any lacing; lets no light through. Reminiscent of Ten-Fidy

S: Smells of leather, bourbon, coconut, vanilla, tobacco, and a strong woody character that pervades throughout. The smell is very strong and quite amazing.

T: Taste is all bourbon and musty wood, and just like the nose carries hints of vanilla, leather, tobacco, and coconut as it opens up along the palate. The flavors are really intense, this is definitely a sipper.

M: Mouthfeel is thin, and carbonation is low. I don't mind the low carbonation as it comes with the style, and a good imperial stout shouldn't feel like a bubbly IPA. But the thin mouthfeel is pretty disappointing and I prefer something thicker and chewier with this style of beer. This is the weakest part of this brew.

O: Had this on tap in May at the release party and was not very impressed, but with a few months of age on it this thing has blossomed into a fantastic imperial stout. If you like your stout bursting with flavor then this is the way to go. Can't wait to hold on to my other bottle and see how it tastes with a year on it. (1,238 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with slight transparency. Nice khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Bourbon. Cola. Lots of caramel. Chocolate.

Taste - Wow, a lot of bourbon. Oaky bourbon. Sharp. Chocolate. A little fudgy. More cola here. Tons of caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy and sweet. Medium carbonation. Strong bourbon, but not overly boozy.

Overall - Yum. That's all I got. (420 characters)

Photo of thagr81us
3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had at the brewpub while on a recent trip to Cali. Served from bottle into a goblet. Poured pitch black with a one finger tan head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of roasted malt, dark chocolate, wood, and alcohol. The flavor was of roasted malt, dark chocolate, alcohol, and caramel. It had a heavy feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this brew wasn't that bad. It was still a little hot for my palate if I'm honest. It could probably improve sitting in the cellar for a little while to allow the alcohol burn to mellow out a bit. Worth trying if you are at the brewpub or if you want a good brew to tick. (662 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thank you to ObeMaltKinobee for this killer extra.

Appearance. Pours pretty much black with half a finger of light tan head.

Smell. Big dark chocolate, a little molasses, rum and old barrel wood, vanilla and bourbon and just a slight hint of plastic or maybe pvc. Smells rich, boozy and big.

Taste. Sweet dark chocolate, some nice barrel wood and a drop of bourbon. There's a lingering woody, bourbon-vanilla taste that's pretty darn nice.

Mouthfeel. Full body, just below medium soft and smooth carbonation. There's a nice boozy tingle that stays on the tongue but doesn't quite have the throat and tummy warmth one would expect from such a big abv.

Overall. The beauty of this beer is in the taste. I know that sounds obvious, but the look and smell just don't quite live up to the taste and it does taste mighty nice. (829 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Little 375 provided by Buckeyeboy for an impromptu mid-week tasting. Brownish head rises and drops pretty quickly... spotty lacing.

Nose is big and boozy... bourbon soaked tootsie rolls.. surprisingly good.

Flavor mirrors the nose with some background dark malt... long finish. Very rich and decadent.

Body is a bit light probably accentuated by the massive ABV.

Thanks Jeremy... Surprised I have not heard of this gem.

3.75/4.25/4.50/3.75/4.25 (449 characters)

Photo of jmarsh123
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mrhirshybar for the bottle

Pours deep brown to black with almost no head or lacing.

Aroma definitely tells you there's a barrel involved here. A little bit of licorice and dark fruits with some roast and a lot of booze.

Dark fruits in the up front in the flavor. Some good roasted malt helps balance out the sweetness although it's still maybe a tad too sweet. Barrel character is again high and comes out more as it warms. Definitely bourbon kiss and it finishes slightly hot.

Medium plus mouthfeel with medium carb level. Definitely boozy, but that's a good thing in a stout.

Pretty solid beer. I prefer my barrel aged stuff a bit hot, so if heat isn't your thing, sit on this a while. This one is definitely hot, but fairly well integrated so it's still good. (778 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Properly cellared 2013 bottle, poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque in the glass and a fine one finger brown head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, bourbon, milk chocolate, wet leather, hint of vanilla; very bourbon forward. Flavor is also bourbon forward; bourbon, dark toasted malt, vanilla, bitter baking chocolate, light char. Finishes boozy and with just a hint of sour cherry, like a baltic porter. Medium bodied with active carbonation. A pleasant barrelled imperial stout, quite bourbon forward, reminiscent of a boilermaker with a heavy pour of whisky. The malt body is almost not heavy enough to meet the intense barrel flavors, but does enough. Lots of good barrel flavors of vanilla, dark fruit, wood and light char. Although I wished for a bit more intense malt flavor, this was a tasty barreled stout. The hints of sour cherry in the finish may indicate that it is reaching it's cellaring age, but I was not able to try this fresh to know for sure. Very enjoyable, glad I found this. (1,082 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.61/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

*This was the 2012 release that was aged in Heaven Hill barrels, not the 2013 release that was actually aged in Rittenhouse Rye barrels*

12 oz. bottle poured into a mini snifter

A - Nearly pitch black with only a small amount of tan head

S - A little bit of booze with lots of burnt malt and dark chocolate aromas

T - More booze, but extremely smooth after two years in the bottle. Hints of bourbon and vanilla. A strong cocoa flavor that is reminiscent of baker's chocolate. The perfect amount of sweetness balanced by the bitter chocolate notes

M - Great amount of body for the style. Pretty chewy with little carbonation

O - Wow, this was one tasty beer. One of the best BA stouts we have had. It was really smooth and extremely flavorful without being too sweet or boozy. Great job, Victor! A huge thanks to Joel for sharing this one. (844 characters)

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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Remy from Taps Fish House & Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.