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Luscious - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

305 Ratings
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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 480
Gots: 72 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
The Alchemist visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-09-2011

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Photo of Syracuse12
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of roostor07
4.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TampaRainman
4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maximum12
4.17/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to the moon & back to Joe_Grizzly for sending me 9/24 of a case of this stuff, which popped me upright in a hurry as they kept emerging from that big box. Already had a couple, so the stock is falling rapidly. Tall 16 oz. silver can with a minimalist sticker. Dig.

The pour is dyed black with a pretty feisty head after a hard pour. It’s one of those fairly rare beers that you can smell the instant the liquid hits the glass – a washout of big black malts with a side of licorice, plus a healthy helping of chocolate milk. The crowd starts a slow clap.

Luscious is a cocky-ass name for a beer, eh? I’ve had a few beers that should have been sued for malpractice in my day, right after they were burned at the stake. A nice big gulp brings out chocolate as bitter as Alex Forrest, & much more attractive. Intermission features a mild roast, sharp night-born licorice, creamy nuttiness. As it warms the line between sharp chocolate & hop roughage blurs. I swear I can taste wood. Full, rich, creamy, thick, you could attach all or any of the nicest descriptors to this puppy. And a sipper, if you mean, I just lost my train of thought.

As a straight-up old big stout this hits every cylinder. Excellent.

Photo of Mersh
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kvgomps
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.87/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdlb44
4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnnnniee
4.32/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can shared tonight at the meeting.
Huge roast and chocolate with a fair amount of earthy hop to counter. Very tasty!

Photo of kevindp9
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of miggy_smalls
4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rifugium
3.73/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jvrdz24
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of krl2112
4.69/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dicers
4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sox311
4.88/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just fantastic. BA taste from a non-BA beer. This is to Stouts as Heady is to IPAs, bravo.

Photo of Mike_DiMattio
4.9/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JoelClark
4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of halo3one
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lare453
4.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pmangold
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ttylicki
4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Resuin
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Luscious from The Alchemist
98 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.