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Malevolence - Spiteful Brewing

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89
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spiteful Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cnbrown313 on 04-04-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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harripat, Aug 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Akericson, Feb 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Niners49, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

BigJim5021, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

EvanWilliams, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

ccozzi, Nov 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

emottram, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Viscous but not inky. A little bit glass-staining. Medium khaki head with a very thin collar.

Smell - Fudgy with some fruity and licorice aromas. Boozy and a strong roast.

Taste - Chocolate is strong. Fudgy again, but there's a substantial hop character. The yeast gives off a strong fruity flavor. Estery. Bitter.

Mouthfeel - No slouch. It's a hefty beer. Medium heavy and boozy.

Overall - Strong but very good. Bitter and boozy, but it isn't a real problem.

Alieniloquium, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of BeerLover99
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: midnight body, trace khaki head, rather
nice lacing in my goblet

S: dark chocolate, roasted coffee/nuts,
light smoke, leather, licorice, caramel, boozy

T: dark cocoa, nuts, hint of ripe plums, roasted
coffee mild bitter finish

M: med/heavy body, creamy smooth

O: Perfect time of year for a complex RIS!
Thrilled to support Spiteful (local brewery).
Next time, think I will get more and share with
worthy friends. Wish was a little thicker body.

DELICIOUS; TRY SOME!

BeerLover99, Oct 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

DIPAFAN, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of zac16125
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into a snifter
Batch number: I think it says 16, maybe 11

A big thanks to billakowski for sending this over as an extra!

A: Pours an opaque black with 1/2 fingers width of mocha colored head that dissipates down fairly quickly. Leaves only a few small patches of lacing.

S: Roasted malt, booze, cocoa, a sugary sweetness that reminds me of chocolate icing, subtle dark fruits. Very nice.

T: Big roasted malt, accompanied by a dessert like sweetness and dark chocolate. I also get significant dark fruit characters and some coffee notes.

M/D: Smooth, full bodied but could be a touch thicker, ABV is completely well masked and drinkability is very good.

O: Overall, this one caught be my surprise. It is a really good beer. I definitely would recommend this one. Thanks again billakowski for the great extra!

zac16125, Sep 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

stortore, Aug 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

thinwhiteduke, Jul 28, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bottle poured into a CBS Snifter. Bottled in 2012. Thanks to bstyle for the bottle.

Appearance: Deep,dark, brown with a nice 1/4" tan cap that looked really creamy

Smell: Dark roast and dark chocolate on the nose.

Taste: When colder the bitter mocha flavors are dominant; however, as it warms the dark chocolate flavors take over and the bitterness recedes quite a bit. Warmth reveals just how good this beer really is, rich dark chocolate over everything else.

Mouthfeel: It stands out how creamy and drinkable this beer becomes as it warms. Very smooth with it's abv very well masked..

Overall: Really impressive effort from a newer Chicago brewery, one of the best RIS I have had.

BobZ, Jul 25, 2013
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Malevolence from Spiteful Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.