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Luscious - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
97
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279 Ratings
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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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Photo of bootdown21
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DOSullivan
4.01/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SteveD082791
4.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmulebarn
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jophish17
4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of fehrminator
4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of chippo33
4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of seangibbs60
4.67/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
4.91/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hophead717
4.07/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffTheJuice
4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Whatup14
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheSamKuehn
4.79/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of skiofpinsk
4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PeterIngemi
4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16oz can into a trillium tulip. Thanks to a buddy of mine.

A: pours dark and oily looking... Thin dark mocha colored head... Looks like viscous dark chocolate. delicious.

S: roasted malts, dark chocolate... And as the beer warms a sweet black licorice aroma. Hint of vanilla.

T: Nice roastyness with decadent dark chocolate flavors along with some bitterness and vanilla. Alcohol comes through very slightly on the finish along with a touch of licorice ... Particuarly when the beer reaches room temp.

M: viscous and creamy medium heavy body w/ below medium carbonation. Coats the mouth with slightly bitter chocolaty goodness.

O: this is an excellent RIS, all the right characters are in play here w/excellent balance. Alcohol is present but well hidden, just the right amount of roastyness. Really and excellent beer, hope I cross paths with this one again someday.

Photo of humuloner22
4.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a very good beer. Above all its one of the better standard stouts I have ever had. Its not as good as some BA or Imperial stouts, but as a standard stout. High marks. My one complaint is that this beer has no description on the can other than giving the name of the beer. It doesn't even have a government warning on it! I am not sure that is even legal? I received this one on a trade that supposedly came in from the "Truck Sale" at the beginning of December.

Appearance: Like pouring used motor oil out of the can. Black as night, decent amount of head but not a huge amount either!

Smell: Chocolate was what predominated. Dark chocolates and malts. Some molasses and maybe the lightest amount of coffee.

Taste: Very nicely done here. Melds the dark chocolate and coffee notes into a stout beer. The amalgamation of flavors blend perfectly to make this beer what it is. The mouthfeel is spot on!

Overall: I was hesitant about this one because there was absolutely no information on the can. I traded with a new trader and I was skeptical. He seemed like a nice enough fellow, but you never know, but once I poured out this nectar all hesitancy went out the window. Solid stout! One of the best standard American stouts I have ever had! Its classified as an RIS on here. But since there is no description I am just going to say this is an American style stout! Call me wrong. It doesn't have some of the tell tell signs of an RIS. Which can be a good thing really!

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

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

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

Photo of Mikexw
4.87/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rekrule
4.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ktjonesy
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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