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Luscious - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
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313 Ratings
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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 496
Gots: 74 | FT: 8
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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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Ratings: 313 | Reviews: 60
Photo of nilesschmidt
2.67/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

One of the most unbalanced stouts I've had.
A - over carbed but a good looking head once it settles down

S - smell is solid. Lots of dark chocolate

T - very disappointing. All I get is intensely bitter chocolate and more bitter on top of that. I imagine this designed to be barrel aged due to the overwhelming bitterness and no balance.

F - hard to get past the bitter to even feel this

O - no way this was what alchemist intended. Drain pour. It needs to be aged a long time.

Photo of helios7
4.06/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Svyturys30
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.19/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a globe. Purchased at the pop-up sale 12/6/14. this version didn't touch wood.

A: Very dark brown, nearly black. Four fingers of nutty brown head retain forever. Thick and foamy collars of lacing.

S: Woody, nutty, heavy toast. Unsweetened chocolate and brown cocoa. Whiffs of prune, black raspberry, and raisin. Lightly grassy. Quick whiff of oily hops. Bakers chocolate. Dry on the nose.

T: Very nutty and toasty. Brown molasses. Hazelnut fudge. Medium roast coffee beans. A bit earthy. Prune and black raspberry fruitiness. Quick oily and leafy hop character. Very lightly smokey and leathery. Pretty dry for the style. Long and nutty finish.

M: Medium-thick body. Creamy and silky in texture. The higher attenuation lets this glide gracefully in the mouth rather than weigh the palate down with that sludgy and oily feel that many imperial stouts revel in.

O: Old school. This is more of a throwback English-style Russian Imperial Stout. It drinks like a giant, rich, dry porter. You don't always need a bombastic, overly-roasty, sludgey, adjunct-laden imperial stout to turn heads.

Photo of jarrgal
4.73/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.37/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.64/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.94/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.88/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.85/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.8/5  rDev +8.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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Luscious from The Alchemist
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