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Malevolence - Spiteful Brewing

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89
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | 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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Reviews by emerge077:
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emerge077

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black in the glass with a velvety layer of mocha foam across the surface. Wispy veil left behind after the first few sips, drippy bits of lace hang on the sides after each sip and sink slowly back into the beer.

Rich toasty aroma, sticky maple syrup, chocolate, charred toast.

Creamy smooth texture, not unlike Mexican hot chocolate, medium bodied and rich. Moderate bitterness from the black malt but never astringent. Lingering bitter dark chocolate aftertaste. Slight sweetness at first with subtle fruity hints of dates or dried plum from the yeast. Balanced and very smooth, reminds me a little of Plead the 5th.

This is a great RIS, and I think i'd prefer it over GFY when not craving a hoppy stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 01:30:29 | More by emerge077
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Illinois

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12-15-2013 03:52:19 | More by EvanWilliams
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Illinois

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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 02:42:30 | More by Alieniloquium
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +4%
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!

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 21:51:52 | More by BeerLover99
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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South Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
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!

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09-14-2013 00:11:38 | More by zac16125
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4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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Malevolence from Spiteful Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.