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B/A/Y/S (Black As Your Soul) - Adroit Theory Brewing Company

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 38
Avg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Adroit Theory Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: billab914 on 10-24-2013

Tear off your suit-and-tie straightjacket; this soulful beer plunges you into the blackness we are normally numb to. Submerge yourself in the riches of an alternate life, outside the corporate fishbowl. Obscured in the depths of this Russian Imperial Stout you encounter a full-roasted body that provides food for dark contemplation. Hiding behind the toasted tones lurk intriguing wisps of complex flavors: aged woods, fresh fruits, earthy nuts. This malty exploration of the soul leaves you wondering: was the darkness in the bottle, or was it in me all along?
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375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Jet black. Small khaki head. Nice surface wisps.

Smell - Black patent malt. Very roasty. Brandy. Charred oak. Very fruity. Could be from the brandy barrel or the cherry.

Taste - Intense oak. Bitter and spicy oak. Burnt malt. Ashy. A little bit fruity. Some brandy. Dominated by oak and bitter burnt malts, though. I don't get the chestnuts at all. Spicy finish.

Mouthfeel - Very bitter. Not very heavy, but so bitter and ashy that it's tough to drink.

Overall - Intense flavors overwhelm the positive aspects.

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I purchased these beautiful bottles directly off of Adroit's website: http://adroittheory.myshopify.com/collections/all

I was very impressed and pleased with the packaging and shipping materials. I was even more impressed by the communication from the head brew-master, Greg in letting me know when they would be shipped out as they were in the middle of bottling and mailing out when I purchased.

Now for the beer itself. The bottling, packaging, labeling...it's all very well done. This is is one of those beers that you would see on a shelf and couldn't say no to.

A: pours jet black with very little head

S: chocolate, fig, caramel, vanilla, and a little burnt wood

T: sweet malts and chocolate hits you up front, caramel thickness coats your tongue and a touch of charred wood and bitterness towards the end...its absolutely delightful.

M: i would prefer to have a little thicker consistency on my imperials as this was a little thin but still wonderfully done

O: very well done stout by Adroit. I'd love to try this again.

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B/A/Y/S (Black As Your Soul) from Adroit Theory Brewing Company
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