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Tough Love - Crux Fermentation Project

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Tough Love
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BA SCORE
88
very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 19
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Crux Fermentation Project visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: distantmantra on 05-29-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

11-30-2013 14:56:03 | More by Thorpe429
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

11-25-2013 05:38:53 | More by rbrefbeerman
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1.75/5  rDev -56.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Oregon

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Washington

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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.13/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle opened on 9.21.13

A - Pours a dark opaque brown-black with a dark tan head that fades very slowly.

S - Lots of chocolate, a hint of burnt coffee, and some vanilla.

T - Burnt oats and coffee, bitter and not very enjoyable.

D - Good carbonaation with a heavy body.

O - Bitter and burnt - the nose is nice, but it ends there.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 05:33:23 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very thick and dark. Stains the glass. Nice. Not much by way of a head.

Smell - Very nice bourbon. Vanilla. The oak is the best part though. Rich dark chocolate. Slight smoke.

Taste - Less intense on the bourbon. Rich chocolate. Oak is strong. A little too strong. The bottle says spices and I can see that if it's true. Licorice and some red wine notes in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and rich. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Complex. Better aroma than taste, but not by much.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 01:29:03 | More by Alieniloquium
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zhanson88

California

4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks go out to Rbald42 for sending this one my way.

Appearance: Pours out a moderately viscous looking, almost inky black color. A good 1" of espresso head forms, which has excellent retention and decent lacing. Pretty high carbonation for the style is noted showing on the edges of the glass. Really nice looking stout.

Smell: This one took a while to open up, as I poured it cold. Once it begins to though, some nice scents begin to come out. A fair amount of roast and espresso are prevalent. Perhaps a bit of dark chocolate sweetness. Woodiness, vanilla and bourbon show from the barrel as well. Nice balance of bitter and sweet it seems on the nose.

Taste: Sweet and bitter dark chocolate makes up the bulk of the malt flavors in this stout. It takes an interested turn after that, that I did not catch on the nose. Some nice dark fruit character peeks out, with hints of cherry, fig and raisin. A notable amount of vanilla, with some oakiness and hints of bourbon round this out. More wood and vanilla show than actual bourbon notes, which are understated.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Medium-full bodied, with a high amount of carbonation, which combines to make an incredibly smooth and soft mouthfeel. Overall, one of the better stouts I have had recently. Nice balance, although I would not have minded to see a bit more bourbon character.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 03:45:21 | More by zhanson88
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Tough Love from Crux Fermentation Project
88 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.