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Luscious - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

279 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 461
Gots: 67 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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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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.

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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.

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Luscious from The Alchemist
97 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.