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Ded Moroz Imperial Stout | Rushing Duck Brewing Company

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Ded Moroz Imperial StoutDed Moroz Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rushing Duck Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Meaning “Father Winter” in Russian, Ded Moroz, is pitch black in color. It is an imposing beer that is best enjoyed by slow sipping to fully soak up this beer’s complexity. It has a very deep flavor profile of dark chocolate, coffee, graham cracker, overripe fruit, amongst others. To add to its complexity, it is generously hopped with a large portion of imported Brittish hops to balance the sweetness and keep it true to style. Ded Moroz is a decadent treat perfect for the cold winter months!

Added by guitarsnbeer on 12-23-2012

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 85
Reviews by Thickfreakness:
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2.63/5  rDev -31.2%
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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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at One Mile House in NYC.

Served in a wine flute/tulip glass.

Dark as hell in the bar but the beer is darker. Reminds me of a DMX album title.

I'll offer now that I just threw back two Macallan 12s in a club spinning hip-hop and reggae and then ate a special bit of brownie.

Having said that, very fruity aroma on this. Plum, fig, cherry and raisin. Sweet notes remind me of grape juice. Again. Very fruity.

My friend told me he didn't like me calling his beers fruity. But it is what it is. This beer tastes sweet dark fruit fruity. Almost like a juice box in your lunch box. Eventually carries to caramel and grape sucker and a roasted malt and floral yeast finish. 4

No complaints with how this drinks. Rich and sticky and full. Hints at some tartness or vinous notes but then goes creamier and lets some smoke in. 4.25

Excellent. Not sure what is so magical about this beer but it has really reminded me how overwhelming and ridiculous the NYC beer scene is. Hopslam and Lunch were available and I chose this beer from upstate. And I wasn't disappointed in the least.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.82/5  rDev 0%

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4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage. Absolutely delicious. Well worth putting this away for a few years.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Ded Moroz Imperial Stout from Rushing Duck Brewing Company
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