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Left Hand Imperial Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

508 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 508
Reviews: 429
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 31
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 01-27-2002)
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indianabeerman, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

A - thick dark ruddy Dr. Pepper brown. Lots of fine nitro bubbles. Brown head sluggish lacing. Higher clarity than I'd prefer.4

S - tobacco, fresh tree roots. Faint anise. Black Swedish fish. Pumpernickel toast crumbs.4

T - Sweet + hoppy extract. Molasses and bitter hops. Nice blend of sweet sour bitter. Initially sugary but finishes a bit bitter. Some in clearly defined malts in there too.3.5

M - Happy. Syrupy. Sour hoppy after-tang is almost unwelcome. Silky.4

O - a fine beer. In the same league but perhaps slightly below Old Rasputen and such. I did enjoy the nitro take on the style. 3.5

Overall 3.75

jeranbrews, Sep 16, 2014
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3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a black/dark brown color.

The aroma has roasty stout character, some chocolate, a bit of umami.

The flavor has that roasty malt in the front, a bit of bitter chocolate, a dark fruitiness, then it moves onto tons of bitterness on the end. Almost like molasses, but with tons of herbal, licorice. Quite bitter.

A good mouthfeel and not much booze, but the bitterness is not really something I'm looking for.

dar482, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Left Hand Imperial Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 508 ratings.