Russian Imperial Stout - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
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4.28/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A corked and caged 750 mL bottle from inlimbo77; thank you! I couldn't find a date code, but It's probably a recent batch and I know it's from the Wilmington, DE location (per the label). Poured into a snifter...
Pours completely black with a centimeter of beige/khaki head that lingers for a decent amount of time considering the alcohol content. It leaves scattered patches of wet bubbles on the glass as it subsides.
The aroma is of roasted malt, some dark coffee grounds, brown sugar, caramel, and some chocolate molasses. The alcohol is completely hidden in the nose. The taste begins with some caramel and vanilla notes, moves into the molasses and roasted malt, and finishes with some dark fruits, coffee, and sugar. A warming alcohol presence is found in the very end.
Mouthfeel is very good, having a crisp, yet rich texture that gives it a velvety smooth feel. It finishes a touch dry, but not sweet or sticky. Very well done. Overall, this is a very, very good RIS that is certainly deserving of the silver medal it received at GABF this year.
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2011 23:42:14 | More by eclipse54
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Russian Imperial Stout from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
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