Berkshire Russian Imperial Stout - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
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2.68/5 rDev -33.7%
pour is dark brown with a light tan head. Nose is sweet, magic marker, chocolate, uneaten sugar, stale grain. Taste is overly sweet and lacks malt complexity. Some chocolate, lots of sugar, brown sugar, caramel, thinner body and moderate carbonation.
07-17-2014 14:44:26 | More by cpetrone84
2.68/5 rDev -33.7%
Got a bomber of this from totoropanda in a recent box. Cheers!
From a bomber into a snifter.
APPEARANCE: A clear brown pour yields a 2+ finger, medium looking, fluffy, light brown head with very good retention. Transparent dark brown body with no real carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a creamy cap and sticks to the sides of the glass. A ring and splotchy wisp remain leaving some good lacing the whole way down. Body is a little light, but the head is good.
SMELL: Mild nose of roasted malts, some cocoa powder and light coffee notes. A good dose of dark fruits with licorice as well. Okay.
TASTE: Lightly roasted up front with some dark fruit sweetness through the middle into the swallow, much like the nose. Milder but lingering finish of dark fruit sweetness, grapes, dates, some lightly roasted flavors, licorice and some light bitter coffee notes. Too mild up front, but much more flavorful after the swallow.
PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Slightly creamy on the palate, goes down okay and finishes somewhat sticky on the palate. Okay here.
OVERALL: This is an okay beer, but it's a bit mild overall and slightly underwhelming in the imperial stout category. Lighter color and too much dark fruit character for the style perhaps. A bit lighter on the palate as well. Decent beer, but not an imperial stout worth seeking out. Thanks again panda!
06-23-2014 18:55:09 | More by Jeffo
3.78/5 rDev -6.4%
Pours a dark brown with red hues and a frothy light brown head
Smells of dark malts, dark fruits, raisins,
Taste is dark malty with some roastiness, light coffee, occasionally chocolate and red fruits . Finishes with a dark bready finish.
Mouthfeel is smooth kina creamy with a dry finish
Overall a solid option especially local and at a good price
04-14-2014 21:33:32 | More by Sensaray
4.29/5 rDev +6.2%
Poured into snifter
A: Pours a motor oil – like pitch black with a thin, quickly dissipating, khaki head.
S: Dark fruit, medicinal and herbal aromas with hints of baking chocolate.
T: Dark roasted, but not bitter malts. Flavors of black coffee and bittersweet choc late mixed with medicinal, woody and earthy tones. Alcohol warms the palate nicely
M: Moderately thick and chewy body with very little carbonation.
O: A top tier RIS is what we have here. Loaded with flavor but accessible to even a novice beer enthusiast. Seek this out if you are in New England.
02-23-2014 21:10:27 | More by KelsoSaaz
Berkshire Russian Imperial Stout from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.