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

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B/A/Y/S (Black As Your Soul)B/A/Y/S (Black As Your Soul)

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 41
Avg: 3.78
pDev: 39.15%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Adroit Theory Brewing Company
Virginia, United States | website

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