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

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very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Adroit Theory Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: billab914 on 10-24-2013

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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 3
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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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