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Ded Moroz Imperial Stout - Rushing Duck Brewing Company

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Ded Moroz Imperial StoutDed Moroz Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

54 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Reviews by Thickfreakness:
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2.6/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours ink black with absolutely no trace of a head or any lacing what-so-ever. Really nice oily legs drip all along the glass after each sip. It sits completely still in the glass. No carbonation at all.
Vanilla extract, deep dark chocolate, hints of coffee, dried fruit, alcohol and beach ball plastic? Even as it warms up, it doesn't get any more complex. I'm a little dissapointed to be honest.
Lots of beach ball plastic, dried fruit, vanilla and bits of really dark cocoa and bitter coffee. The alcohol is present but not overwhelming. No depth, and nothing very interesting at all going on here. That phenolic plastic that is in the nose and the taste is really ruining what coould be a decent beer. It reminds me of an old Bakelite pickguard in the nose. That may not make alot of sense to anyone that hasn't held an old guitar pick or pickguard, but that's what I'm picking up along with the vanilla and chocolate. Weird...
Absolutely no carbonation! On the verge of medium thick, but just a touch thinner. Something that sits this still is usually decently oily, but not this one. Wow... dissapointed again.
I so badly wanted to love this brew just for the NY pride. It's a shame. I kinda understand where they were going with this, but they just missed the mark badly.

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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.