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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

459 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 459
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 66
Gots: 38 | FT: 3
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-30-2001)
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

09-22-2013 16:36:46 | More by duceswild
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

09-22-2013 16:13:37 | More by mendvicdog
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

09-22-2013 03:34:32 | More by oriolesfan4
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-21-2013 20:57:51 | More by AngusOg
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MA08

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

09-21-2013 03:38:33 | More by MA08
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Holland

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-15-2013 21:52:54 | More by Holland
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mlefebvre7

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

09-01-2013 00:34:10 | More by mlefebvre7
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CelticAleMan

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-11-2013 18:00:06 | More by CelticAleMan
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Dylan101

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +10.4%

This is a home town favorite of mine. Find myself grabbing this bottle more often then most. The rich dark brown/black that fills the glass is something you can't find every day. When the flavors ranging from chocolate to raisins enter your senses you find yourself quickly taking that first sip. Great beer and a must have.

07-30-2013 14:02:02 | More by Dylan101
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%

Best by 05/24/11. Guess I'm a little late to the party. Judging by the date I'm assuming this to be around 3 years old.

A: Pours a very dark brown but not quite black. Big fluffy medium brown head. Head fades slowly, leaving fluffy, almost soap sud-like rings behind. Good retention too.

S: Definitely has some age on it. Mellow roasted malt with some chocolate and a little bit of char. Maybe a hint of coffee? Pretty mild.

T: Nice sweet chocolate up front. Hints of dark fruits. Mild coffee in the middle with the sweet chocolate still mingling. Sweet all the way to the end, lasts a long time. Almost a vanilla-like sweetness. Just a hint of umami in the finish but only the very lightest bit. Those dark fruits pop up in the aftertaste again, very faint and integrated with all the chocolate but they're there. Figs, mainly, I think. Well integrated flavors betray the age.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and silky.

O: A nice mellow RIS that has aged quite well. Surprisingly low ABV for an RIS, one of the lowest I can think of, although Weyerbacher has a couple of low ABV RISes too around 8%. Tasty, drinkable and smooth. Can't complain, I enjoyed it a lot.

07-30-2013 04:51:11 | More by Dope
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-27-2013 03:13:40 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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harsley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-26-2013 15:42:33 | More by harsley
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MattXT

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

07-22-2013 14:42:28 | More by MattXT
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Smurf2055

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

07-20-2013 04:22:27 | More by Smurf2055
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-12-2013 19:48:20 | More by Ajlvt
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-05-2013 15:33:17 | More by Atomicskis5
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petermethot

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-26-2013 01:29:49 | More by petermethot
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Michigan

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-22-2013 22:00:37 | More by Michigan
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azathot

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +23.8%

06-16-2013 02:56:50 | More by azathot
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dbkdev

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-16-2013 01:42:59 | More by dbkdev
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metter98

New York

3.93/5  rDev -2.7%

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a short light tan head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and a collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark malts and licorice are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has notes of roasted malts along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a fairly solid Russian Imperial Stout but isn't as full-bodied compared to other beers in the style and also lacks a lot of roastiness.

06-15-2013 20:15:18 | More by metter98
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

06-15-2013 20:11:02 | More by smithj4
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

06-15-2013 18:04:24 | More by Davepoolesque
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-13-2013 22:57:00 | More by doremite
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MLaVioletteJr

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-12-2013 02:35:54 | More by MLaVioletteJr
Berkshire Russian Imperial Stout from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.