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Nightmare Russian Imperial Stout - Big Horse Brew Pub / Horse Feathers & Co.

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Nightmare Russian Imperial Stout
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Horse Brew Pub / Horse Feathers & Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 02-28-2005)
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-25-2014 22:01:32 | More by Sir_Goatman
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

08-04-2013 06:17:11 | More by shelby415
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3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Dark black, nightmarishly so (bwahaha), with just a small tan ringlet for a head. Aroma was surprisingly caramel-laden, grainy, with your basic notes of roast, coffee, and chocolate. Taste followed the nose for the most part: dark roasty malts, notes of coffee, cocoa, smoke, not as much caramel sweetness. as the aroma promised. Heavy-medium body, and pretty good overall.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2012 09:06:15 | More by Rifugium
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3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pitch black with garnet highlights. Small, foamy tan head with poor head retention.

Earthy and roasty with a touch of coffee. Not bad but nothing special.

Smooth, sweet malt with some light coffee and roast notes. For me this is a little muddy.

Medium full body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A decent stout but lacking definition due to a sweet finish. If this was a touch drier it would probably work better.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2011 03:36:43 | More by dgilks
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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nightmare came out with zero bubbles, and left no lacing on the glass. No light penetrated the molasses brown-black color.

Dark roasted grains on the nose. Charred and smoky, even. A bit of earth and molasses sweetness.

Lots of smoke with the dark roasted malts upon tasting. Black coffee, moderate bitterness. This is not as sweet and not as hoppy as a typical RIS. Still, I didn't mind the different take on the style. Mouthfeel is a little thin for my expectation of an RIS.

After looking at my scores, they seem kind of low. I really didn't mind this worthy beer from a quality brewpub in the great little town of Hood River.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2008 01:02:00 | More by josiahschlender
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4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Solidly smoky, peaty, almost angrily potent, with a smokestack aroma and thready lace. Nightmare tastes Russian though the peat flavor suggests malts leftover from Big Horse’s Macstallion Scotch Ale. Believe me, it’s a pleasure to compare these two great ales.

Nightmare is a beer of muscular duration and minimal head. A bold, potent, full-bodied stout brewed without apology. Listed on the menuboard at 7.2% ABV.

Serving type: nitro-tap

02-28-2005 03:46:24 | More by RedDiamond
Nightmare Russian Imperial Stout from Big Horse Brew Pub / Horse Feathers & Co.
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