Russian Imperial Stout - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
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Reviews by WorldWideStout:
3.88/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: Very dark brown, oily and thick. A small mocha-colored head dissolved after about a minute.
S: Coffee, chocolate, and a bit of sourness at the end.
T: First I get chocolate, which is followed by espresso. The two tastes meld for a chocolate-covered espresso bean flavor at the end. I taste coffee with the espresso more and more as I become acclimated to the beer.
M: Oily and slick with minimal carbonation. I would've liked it to be a bit thicker.
D: Par for most bigger stouts. I wouldn't have more than one in a sitting.
A tasty stout, but not quite as good as Old Rasputin or Ten Fidy, and for the price ($15-20 for a 750), it's not worth it. I would like to try it on tap for a more reasonable price at some point.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2010 00:40:23 | More by WorldWideStout
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3.98/5 rDev -5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Big thanks to spdyfire83 for this long, long time want. Cheers!
From a 750 corked and caged bottle into a snifter
APPEARANCE: Pours out clear brown and yields a one finger, fizzy, light tan head with lousy retention. Bistre brown, almost black, clear body with lower levels of carbonation. Head quickly fizzes down to a splotchy wisp and ring. No real wisp or ring remain at all. Looks a bit flat by the end. Not ugly, but certainly below par.
SMELL: Roasted notes, nice dark baker's chocolate, brownies, light licorice and coffee cream notes. Bold and very nice.
TASTE: Roasted barley and caramel sweetness up front, then a big finish of bitter dark chocolate and coffee with a roasted backbone. Bold and lingering finish is roasted, slightly burnt, with dark baker's chocolate, bitter coffee, notes of cream and some bitter citrus hops. Really nice. My style of stout for sure. A bit of alcohol there and some heat after the swallow hold it back a bit, but this is minor.
PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. A little prickly on the palate, creamy enough though, goes down fine and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Some heat lingers.
OVERALL: This was really good. Excellent nose and a very nice flavor profile for sure. The look and head were weak and there was a bit too much unnecessary alcohol in there for the ABV, but overall, this was right up my alley. Thanks again spdyfire83. Enjoyed this one.
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2014 08:35:03 | More by Jeffo
Russian Imperial Stout from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
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