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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
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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 farrago:
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3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a miniscule dark brown head, just covers the surface and then fizzles out, in turn there’s very little lacing to be had, more like a thin, broad sheet that slides off the glass at a steady pace. The liquid is the obligatory impenetrable black, can’t see any color at all, no orange nor yellow tint, oddly when you tilt the glass you can see a muscular rush of bubbles just below the surface (so, where’s the head). The nose is comprised of thick, dense milk chocolate, café au lait, caramel and toasted coconut, after that in distant second place comes plum to prune and cherry scents, challah bread, flowers and licorice, minimal counterbalancing hops presence. Full-bodied and leaden, not much carbonation, maybe enough to convince it to move a couple inches left on the couch. Same simplified array of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, coffee with a slight uptick in general toastiness. You have to swallow real hard to get it moving fast enough to go down the chute. Some orange zest mixed into the muted flowers, more like uncooked dough here than bread per se. Hey, the flavors hit the sweet spot for this type of beer but it needs a kick in the ass, to show some life. Otherwise it gets tiring to drink.

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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.