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Ded Moroz Imperial Stout - Rushing Duck Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Rushing Duck Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: guitarsnbeer on 12-23-2012)
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3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the 750 ml bottle into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body appears relatively thick and black, though with some mahogany hues on the pour. In the glass it's black with an oddly-thin-bubbled film of a head on top. First thought was, "maybe I should've poured this more aggressively."

S: Malt, molasses and dark fruits. Hint of dark chocolate. Decent Imperial/Double Stout nose.

T: First impression: now I know why there was no head - because there is basically no carbonation whatsoever, so nothing to rise up and create such a head. . . .

Anyway, as for flavors: sweet stuff is there - modest chocolate malt, molasses and a generic fruitiness. Finishes with a modest tannic bitterness and a dark chocolate-type bitterness. Heat from the 11.2% ABV is noted, though mainly as lingering heat in the aftertaste and warmth in the belly rather than as a "hot" sensation during the sip.

M: Heavy in heft, slick in feel due to a complete lack of carbonation.

O: OK, so I've reviewed over 1100 beers - full reviews - here on BA, and in my 8 years of reviews, I don't think I've ever reviewed a beer that was so bereft of carbonation. It's unfortunate, because I think this beer has potential with the flavor profile; some active carbonation would wake up the palate and improve the experience.

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Bottle purchased at Oliver's Beverage in Albany, NY. I'm not sure of the exact vintage of this, but I think it's about 2 years old.

Pours a very dark black, with not much head or lacing.

Smells like vanilla, dark fruits, a bit of chocolate, with some slight leafy hops.

At about 2-ish years old, this seems to have lost any sens of roastiness, replaced by almost vinous wine flavor, lots of dark fruits, chocolate, etc. There is no alcohol presence whatsoever, which is nice.

This is fairly light bodied for the ABV, which might have to do with the age. It has a creamy and slightly oily mouthfeel, along with a very low level of carbonation.

This is pretty good, but it seems like it shouldn't be aged all that long.

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Ded Moroz Imperial Stout from Rushing Duck Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.