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Remy - Taps Fish House & Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 69
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
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:
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!

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 01-03-2011)
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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*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

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doing a side by side with Pappy Remy and Remy(2013)!

poured into TG snifter.

Appearance: black bodied beer with thick cap of tan head. looks identical to pappy remy. booze legs and minimal staining.

Smell: slight roast and nutty notes. milk chocolates, brown sugar and tobacco. hint of black licorice and slight oxidation.

Taste: sweet tobacco and dry cocoa with milk chocolate for good measure. brown sugar and caramel. hint of black licorice. vanilla and bourbon are mellow.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with almost moderate carbonation levels. this has a better feel that Pappy Remy. Maybe a little bit more carbonation made this feel thicker than pappy remy. not a boozey as pappy remy either.

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22 oz bottle available only for on-premises consumption at Taps in Brea.

A: The pour is essentially black with a finger of khaki colored head that has pretty nice retention.

S: At first, the bourbon and oak really overwhelms the beer, which is a good thing. Unfortunately, as it opens up, the base beer comes through. I pick up its usual traits of rubber cement and harsh rubbing alcohol. The chocolate, vanilla, and roast can't really cover it up.

T: Like with the nose, the beer starts off alright, but the flaws begin to show through. Begins with chocolate, bourbon, oak, licorice, and dark fruits. The alcohol starts to become a bit abrasive as it warms up.

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Remy from Taps Fish House & Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.