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Imperial G.F.Y. Stout - Spiteful Brewing

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Imperial G.F.Y. StoutImperial G.F.Y. Stout

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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 6.4%
Wants: 11
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: stortore on 03-09-2014

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Pours a deep thick midnight black. Very fizzy for an imperial stout, bubbled likely a can of soda would.

Slightly dankness (not sure what that is, but kind of a turn off), chocolate, and burnt malts.

Very malts, straight roasted, basically charred malts with just the slightest hint of chocolate.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth.

Overall, this is kind of a funky RIS, but I'd sample it again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall: this is a great stout. I have yet to try a Spiteful beer that wasn't, A. really good, and B. exactly as advertised.

Looks great going into the glass. I got almost no head on my pour, with minimal lacing. I don't get much complexity from the smell on this one, but I sure taste it. There's a nice roasty chocolatey flavor that comes first, and then a sweet and bitter interplay on the finish. At the back end I taste coffee and some fruit (cherry). The finishing sweetness that actually reminds me of bourbon, I think this taste great after some time in a barrel. I wouldn't be surprised if they're planning it in the future. And if they do, I'll be calling my bottle shop to make sure I can get one.

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Gift from a buddy who was in Chicago.

Poured an opaque black. Light brown head of thick bubbles.

Smell was a tinny. Burnt malts and burnt sugars.

Upfront I was hit with caramelized sugar which gave way to a sea salt caramel taste. Heavy on the black strap molasses flavors, mixed with a hint of burnt toffee. Roasted malts and hops make for a bitter finish.

Thinner viscosity than some may appreciate. Yet still full enough to make this brew feel big.

Overall, a nice departure from the heavy coffee and coco flavors RIS's have come to stand for in modern times. A lot more caramelized sugary flavors to play with. I rather enjoyed it.

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Imperial G.F.Y. Stout from Spiteful Brewing
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