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Off Color / Mikkeller Beer Geek Mus - Off Color Brewing

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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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:
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(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-24-2013)
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DrewZ926

New York

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

11-27-2013 01:36:10 | More by DrewZ926
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

08-24-2013 17:27:54 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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birdsellam

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

09-03-2013 23:37:13 | More by birdsellam
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at SmallBar - Division.

Bachelor Party-Palooza 2013 continues to rock the City with a first: a "Russian Serf Stout". Take that, empire! Anyway, this stuff pours a straight obsidian topped by a finger of sienna foam. The nose comprises chocolate syrup, roasted malts, and a bit of dusty grass. The taste brings in more of the same, with the flavors somehow melding into a general softness that precludes any intensity and maximizes gustatory enjoyment. The body is a solid medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and thickly smooth feel. Overall, this beer is downright amazing. It brings in the feel and flavors of a big, beefy stout, yet weighs in at only 3.5%, increasing its drinkability exponentially. I look forward to seeing more of this in my future, indeed.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2013 03:38:13 | More by TMoney2591
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured on tap into a snifter glass at Churchkey DC.

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.

A real unique beer with russian large imperial notes and dark English mild senses. Perhaps Imperial Mild isnt so far off the beaten path as I thought.

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2013 21:51:38 | More by smakawhat
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Northdown. A 3.5% Imperial Stout eh? Served in a pint glass.

A - Big tan foam settles to wisps, a thick collar, and splotches of lace. Very dark brown body.

S - Roasty, dry stout, with a good dose of toasted grains and hints of caramel, vanilla, and dusted cocoa.

T - Taste is similar, with dry, roasted nuts and grains, light char, and faint cocoa, vanilla, and caramel. Quite a bit of flavor for a sub-4%, and maintains a lot of the depth and profile of a far bigger stout.

M - Zesty carbonation, and medium-light in body. Dry, toasty, and crisp. Pretty much what you'd expect from a low-ABV stout.

D - A nice low alcohol option that's quite easy to drink. Nothing mind-blowing, but tasty and well-executed. Some people didn't 'get' the joke, which is a shame. I'd happily order this again if I came across it on-tap.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2013 19:19:28 | More by MasterSki
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emerge077

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2013 01:59:32 | More by emerge077
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-26-2013 04:18:08 | More by FreshHawk
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kustard

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-19-2013 20:09:53 | More by kustard
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sweemzander

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-29-2013 03:41:49 | More by sweemzander
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4amepiphany

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-28-2013 01:25:15 | More by 4amepiphany
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-19-2013 01:36:38 | More by msubulldog25
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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-21-2013 15:33:44 | More by RichH55
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ryanpj

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-31-2013 20:24:21 | More by ryanpj
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zrbeer1579

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-26-2013 23:07:35 | More by zrbeer1579
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

there is something clever about this one. perhaps the strangest of the beer geek series, this comes in under 4%, which for the style, is an oddity to say the least. it pours a chalky brown color, and looks the part of a Russian imperial, splotchy tan head with good lace rings. the nose is coffee and burnt barley, bitter but not from hops. there is good depth to this, unsweetened chocolate too, as well as spent coffee grounds are the main flavors. I like the drinkability of this beer with its soft texture, expansive carbonation, and robust flavors. the low alcohol is tricky, and seems out of place. hard to imagine so much flavor in such a light brew. sort of a nice little brother to the bigger Russian imperials, and a beer that would have a regular spot in my fridge if it were available to me. interesting stuff here.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2013 15:42:45 | More by StonedTrippin
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is dark brown with a thin layer of tan head. Nose is very roasty and dry with cocoa, dark fruit, and cream. Taste follows suit with emphasis on roast and chocolate. Flavors is somewhat light but boasts a big flavor for its light acolhol content. Mouthfeel is moderate with appropriate level of carbonation. Overall, this is a well executed sessionable stout.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2013 03:58:22 | More by homebrew311
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AgentMunky

California

3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip glass at the Refuge.

A: Black with fluffy mocha head. Completely opaque. Looks just like an imperial stout.

S: Rich chocolate. Roasted malt. Dry.

T/M: As expected, a bit thin. It tastes like a sold porter. Dark chocolate. Dry malts. Lightly sweet, more bitter. This is like a RIS with water in it. Odd.

O: A good beer, but not one I'd go out of my way for. I love that Mikkeller turns styles on its head.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2013 01:52:47 | More by AgentMunky
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

09-16-2013 00:09:53 | More by jtladner
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-09-2013 01:01:05 | More by zonker17
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random846

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-27-2014 21:24:35 | More by random846
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-16-2013 18:26:07 | More by brandoman63
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eggs

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-28-2013 20:33:07 | More by eggs
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

09-12-2013 13:38:16 | More by duceswild
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kodt

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-05-2013 19:43:14 | More by kodt
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Off Color / Mikkeller Beer Geek Mus from Off Color Brewing
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