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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.92%
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Brewed by:
Off Color Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Rather than a typical Imperial Stout, which quickly decimates you and buries you in the yard, this delicate beauty wraps a warm scarf around your neck and just tightens it, ever… so… gently. Exclamation point optional, but preferred.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-24-2013)
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On tap at Max's (from notes)

A: Dark, dark brown.

S: Light but espresso, black coffee and dark chocolate with a burnt and roasty scent.

T: Watery coffee. Light. A bit roasty but that is it.

M: Watery and smooth.

O: Sessionable stouts like this seem to be a rare thing, and probably for good reason, it is hard to do this style justice. It is similar to extreme session IPAs, in that it is hard to truly pull off well.

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Draft pint at Map Room. Black body with brownish edges and a finger of light tan foam on the surface. Good coverage and lasting retention with a little bit of a frothy collar around the edges.

Light dry roast in the aroma, mellow and smooth like a porter.

Flavor is moderately roasty with notes of bakers chocolate, nutty toasted malt, and a lingering aftertaste of dark roast malt as well. Nicely rounded and not at all astringent. Smooth and light bodied, very sessionable. The pint disappeared pretty fast. Abandon style hangups, it's not going to adhere to any standard RIS framework, this is more of a small beer version of one. It's the antithesis of Bourbon County, which is the joke that seems to be missed by quite a few.

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Dark walnut black to mahogany hued edges. Fairly creamy looking tan collar presented with good staying power.

Great bouquet on this brew. Thick ripping roasted malts, wonderful airy and dry. Griany action and a big hint of dry roasted salted peanuts. Great smelling and large.

Palate comes with Mild style senses, very wet and clean so hard to rank, but it is only a 3.5 abv beer. Great grain and roast flavors on first sip. Tonnes of char and pan gravy. Intersting aftertaste is almost meaty and hints at potroast.

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A. Very dark cola color with a small light-tan head.

S. Prevalent roast, dry grain, chocolate, coffee bean. Everything is here but a little muted.

T. Moderate yet smooth roast up front, a bit of cocoa sweetness, light ashiness, bland finish.

M. Between light and medium-bodied with active, almost-frothy carbonation. Very drinkable due to the undetectable alcohol level.

O. Pretty nice for what it is intended to be, which is essentially a joke. Outside of its conceptual value, I'm not really tempted to order another.

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Off Color / Mikkeller Beer Geek Mus from Off Color Brewing
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