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Berkshire Russian Imperial Stout - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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Berkshire Russian Imperial StoutBerkshire Russian Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

496 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 77
Gots: 46 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-30-2001

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Ratings: 496 | Reviews: 302
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.71/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma - malty, chocolate, with notes of coffee and a faint alcohol.

Appearance - very dark, clear, with a ruby hint. head is brown tinted which dissipates in short order

Flavour - rich, creamy, chocolate, with faint notes of coffee. Medium mouthfeel which fades to a sweet aftertaste.

I really enjoyed this representation and look forward to trying more, possibly aged.

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3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.36/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A drinkable Russian Imperial? That's a dangerous notion BBC decided to run with. In comparison to other Baltic style imperials this one is far beyond the competition. The only problem with this beer is you can only have a couple...because too many will find you on the floor.

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3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: very deep brown - no ruby at all at the edges; 1 finger light brown head that receded to a thin cap; nice, thick lacing;

S: coffee, mocha, molasses, vanilla - almost smells bourbon barrel aged;

T: follows the nose; alcohol is warming, but not harsh; low to moderate bitterness at the finish;

M: full bodied; coats the mouth; moderate carbonation;

O: this is a big beer;

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Berkshire Russian Imperial Stout from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.