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Luscious - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 371
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
The Alchemist visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-09-2011)
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Reviews by kingcrowing:
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.98/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a tulip.

Pours a very oily dark black with a nice one finger dark brown head with just some light lacing. Nose is sweet a bit like home brew, but still light.

Taste is sweet, sharp, vanilla, chocolate and booze, I think this needs some time to mellow, Mouthfeel is thick, creamy and chewy with a sweet finish.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 00:53:41 | More by kingcrowing
More User Reviews:
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into Oxbow tulip. Hell & High Water release from the 2011 flood of the old brewpub.

A- Pours a dark black with a nice thick mocha head that fades to a thin layer, nice carbonation level. Looks perfect for being 3 years in e bottle.

S- Dark fruits, hint of molasses, raisins, slight oxidation. Fairly aromatic and holding up well despite the slight oxidation.

T- Molasses, dark fruits, cocoa powder, some light roast, dark chocolate, picked up just a hint of acidity with age but almost no oxidation in the taste.

M- Medium bodied, nice carbonation, very smooth and drinkable.

O- Holding up great for 3 years although probably wouldn't age it much longer. Definitely one of the better non barrel-aged beers I've had and still worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 21:27:05 | More by jaasen64
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-10-2014 02:42:35 | More by hollywood_15063
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

mkabull hooked this rarity up in a great trade. Alec is a fantastic trader and you should search him out. This bottle was shared at our annual RIS tasting and didn't disappoint. Pours a sorta thick looking black, short lived dark brown head... lacing retention. Really standard/no-flaw RIS... big roast with nice balance from the residual sugars... dark cherry essence is present, but light.. bittersweet chocolate with warmth... nice body and bubble. Thanks again Alec, we should stay in touch.

All 4's

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 05:36:43 | More by JohnGalt1
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-19-2014 20:48:29 | More by IPAchris
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-16-2014 03:40:06 | More by ElGallo
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zgunder

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-12-2014 19:26:43 | More by zgunder
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dkw0063

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-11-2014 20:56:53 | More by dkw0063
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-08-2014 15:30:37 | More by tom10101
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

02-23-2014 02:06:58 | More by Knapp85
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.74/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at jmgrub's tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, licorice, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, char, and licorice flavors 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 and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with interesting licorice and spice qualities.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 06:12:19 | More by UCLABrewN84
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-06-2014 01:28:22 | More by zestar
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drewone

California

3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

01-05-2014 00:23:31 | More by drewone
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Rado

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-04-2014 23:53:28 | More by Rado
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -15%

12-15-2013 21:30:00 | More by IrishColonial
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billab914

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -15%

12-14-2013 20:20:48 | More by billab914
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

12-14-2013 20:20:31 | More by siege06nd
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -9.3%

12-14-2013 20:20:18 | More by Rhettroactive
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

11-17-2013 21:43:05 | More by SadMachine
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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

10-18-2013 03:16:12 | More by madtowndmb1
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

10-18-2013 02:41:28 | More by BarrytheBear
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CityofBals

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.3%

09-12-2013 19:21:39 | More by CityofBals
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Holland

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.3%

09-02-2013 19:22:35 | More by Holland
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-17-2013 14:49:19 | More by CypherEnigma
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-15-2013 01:32:44 | More by DonFrap
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Luscious from The Alchemist
97 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.