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G.F.Y. Stout - Spiteful Brewing

G.F.Y. StoutG.F.Y. Stout

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145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.19%


Brewed by:
Spiteful Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rhoadsrage on 12-18-2012)
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Reviews by dlello2:
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dlello2

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 22oz bottle--a gift from the Beer Karma King.

A - pours a very thick, light-conquering black color with just a half finger of dark chestnutty head. Really nice looking beer--spot on for the style.

S - A touch of char to start and then a tickle of alcohol. Some dark chocolate, coffee, and certainly a dose of anise. Has some spice to it.

T - Whoa, I can hardly get past the feel to begin with... this is a THICK beer. That said, the taste is quite nice. The burnt sugar and roast are present throughout the swallow. Very malty with the hops just poking in towards the tail end. The anise is most prevalent in the aftertaste, as I breathe in its aroma. I didn't get much coffee at all in the taste, and just the smallest hint of chocolate.

M - Again, thick as hell. To follow its full body we have a nice creamy feel with just tiny, tight, and fleeting bubbles for accompaniment. For me the viscosity is teetering on too much for me.

O - This is a great RIS. It more than certainly stands toe to toe with some of the most popular out there. I was (and am) so enamored with the burning bridges that perhaps I was grasping for more similarities in flavor profile. Regardless I look forward to trying this one again.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 01:44:29 | More by dlello2
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3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Batch number 7, should be at least a year old as its been sitting in my beer fridge for sometime.

A- Pours a deep black as expected, a very small amount of khaki head quickly fades. Not much carbonation to speak of on the pour either.

S- Roasty malts and along with some chocolate and espresso on the nose. The chocolate gets more apparent as the beer warms.

T- Roasty malts that began the aroma begin the taste as hell. After that I get some hop bittering notes before tastes of chocolate along with coffee.

M- Medium bodied, low carbonation, easy drinking stout.

This is a nice lighter stout (if there's such a thing.) Easy to drink with some nice hop presence on the end of each taste even after aging a year.

Serving type: bottle

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Picked up a 22 oz. bottle at Vas Foremost Liquors in Chicago back in early September, minutes after leaving Revolution Brewing across the street and just before heading to ORD for our flight home. Batch #21 scrawled on the label. Opened on the Oregon Coast, at our little cabin getaway weekend near Cannon Beach; poured to two pint glasses during an epic Yahtzee game with my wife.

Label: A one-eyed, tattered teddy bear flipping the bird. The "G.F.Y." message (vaguely detailed in text on the side label) is directed at someone/something --- although I'm unsure who/what.

A: Really dark, virtually black. Head is subdued, vaguely tan, dense. Modest sticking lace.

S: Sweeter 'fudge' aroma, deeper berry sweet-funk. Earthy, coffee, sooty.

T: Deep chocolate/coffee bean throughout. Bitter roast, then a sweeter turn. A little licorice, mild spicing.

M: Alcohol is pretty well concealed. Modest/low carbonation - but that may be the "aging" (4 months since purchase (refrigerated ever since) but no idea when "Batch #21" was created). The end result is smooth and silky, good coating, medium/full body and large lingering flavors.

O: Likable and a good sipping beer. Spiteful has created a solid stout with strong aroma and flavor. Would I have this again? I'd love to...

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G.F.Y. Stout from Spiteful Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.