Most Premium - Gigantic Brewing Company
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British Columbia (Canada)
3.89/5 rDev -2.3%
Gigantic Brewing Co. 'Most Premium Russian Imperial Stout' @ 10.0% , served from a couple of 650 ml bottle's purchased for $8.15 each
A-pour is a dark cola brown from the bottle to near black in the glass with a hint of ruby red peeking thru a thin small tan head leaving a minimal lace ring
S-ripe cherries , booze
T-somewhat smoother than Hornbeer - Fundamental Blackhorn , still a lot of smokeyness
MF-ok/good carbonation , full bodied
Ov-ok/good beer , decent 'RIS' , no wow factor
07-12-2014 05:29:37 | More by LampertLand
3.84/5 rDev -3.5%
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with nice black chocolate notes and some cocoa is pleasant. Taste is also dominated by semi-sweet black chocolate notes with some light dry roasted malt notes and some cocoa notes re also identifiable. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not as dry or bitter as some other example of the style and somewhat lacking in compelxity but still really enjoyable.
07-04-2014 17:46:25 | More by Phyl21ca
4.49/5 rDev +12.8%
pours black with a chocolate-milk type head. looks pretty.
smell is roasty, with a little band aid aroma mixed in. toasted malts and chocolate. aroma overall is not strong, but mellow and pronounced with the maltiness and chocolate. very nice.
taste is some good toasted malts and chocolate. as someone else said, "bitter dark See's chocolate..." actually, the more I taste this the more I like it. I guess I didn't want to like the beer with the bug on the label and was expecting 'just another stout', bland and regular-tasting, but this is very nice. smooth. bitterness is on a comfortable, desired scale... I think the brew overall is well-produced. so many stouts I have tried similar to this and they were all bland or too bitter, but this one does it pretty good. impressive and well done in my limited book.
03-16-2014 20:53:31 | More by pkalix
2.33/5 rDev -41.5%
Doopie brought this one out for a random beer night. Cheers!
From a bomber into a snifter
APPEARANCE: A slightly transparent black pour yields a one finger, medium looking, really annoyingly fizzy, mocha colored head with decent retention. Black body with medium carbonation evident. Head fades to a good wisp and ring but leaves no lacing down the glass. Good body, but fizzy head.
SMELL: Smoked notes, caramel and licorice initially, then some roasted grains and a hint of dark chocolate. Caramel with toffee under the roasted and smoky notes. After some time, this basically just reminds me of Coke with some licorice in it.
TASTE: Lots of toffee, caramel and licorice mixed up with some roasted flavors up front. Big and lingering finish with toffee again, roasted and smoky flavors, burnt notes, and hint of dark chocolate and lots of sweet, cola-like flavors. The more this sits, the more it's just Coke in beer form.
PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. A touch light on the palate, creamy enough, goes down smooth and finishes a touch sticky. A bit light perhaps, but alright.
OVERALL: Not very good. This one is really sweet and the combination of flavors just screamed Coke the whole time. The fizzy head and lighter body didn't help the situation either. I guess someone might appreciate this one perhaps, but it's definitely not a flavor profile I found enjoyable at all. I'd pass on this one if it were offered again. Cheers for sharing dude!
02-24-2014 14:08:07 | More by Jeffo
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