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Russian Imperial Stout - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Russian Imperial StoutRussian Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 51
Gots: 34 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mophie on 12-13-2002

Full-bodied stout that starts with a complex, malty sweet and high-roasted character that is wonderfully balanced with the use of citrusy American hops.

75 IBU
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3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
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
OG: 1.095
IBU: 75

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.

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Russian Imperial Stout from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
93 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.