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Off Color / Mikkeller Beer Geek Mus - Off Color Brewing

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Ratings: 62
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-24-2013)
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

Hallertau, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of AgentMunky
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.

AgentMunky, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of mkennedy119
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

mkennedy119, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

jtladner, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of akang
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

akang, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of funkel81
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

funkel81, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

SocalKicks, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
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.

smakawhat, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

duceswild, Sep 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

oriolesfan4, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Sparky44, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of birdsellam
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

birdsellam, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of ryanpj
4/5  rDev +12.4%

ryanpj, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev +12.4%

sweemzander, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

imperialking, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of CaptainNomihodai
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

CaptainNomihodai, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of DeutschesBier
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

DeutschesBier, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

msubulldog25, Aug 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

brandoman63, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of 4amepiphany
4/5  rDev +12.4%

4amepiphany, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
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.

TMoney2591, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
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.

StonedTrippin, Jul 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

kscaldef, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

kodt, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

eggs, Jun 28, 2013
Off Color / Mikkeller Beer Geek Mus from Off Color Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.