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Big Deluxe - Ritual Brewing Co.

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91
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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ritual Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 12-23-2012)
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mactrail

Washington

3.46/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Very dark brown in the Crooked Line tulip with a dark beige head. Long legs in the glass and a tangy carbonation in the mouth. Just a whiff of cereal and charred malt.

Very darkly roasted barley with a distinct burnt taste. Dark caramel and a hint of bitter chocolate. Label claims 85 IBUs but it doesn't taste as hoppy as all that. Some of the near-acidic sensation of a big IPA, however. More sharp than most in the RIS style. The drinkability suffers from the relentless bitterness that develops after some sipping, along with the intense charred flavors. The sweetness of the malt is welcome with each new sip. This is a brew for those who like their Imperial Stouts more austere and bitter.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 04:53:45 | More by mactrail
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bomber thanks to Taylor @ beer study. into a snifter.

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Big Deluxe from Ritual Brewing Co.
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