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Barrel Aged Old Baba Yaga - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Barrel Aged Old Baba Yaga
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

28 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Named for the witch who guarded the fountain of life and death in Russian folklore, the black depths of this Russian Imperial Stout hold coffee, licorice, and bittersweet chocolate flavors.

(Beer added by: John_M on 12-03-2009)
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Reviews by jdense:
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jdense

Oregon

4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 2009 HAF.

Dark brown opaque brew, near black, dark tan brownish head. Chocolate in the nose, with a bit of smoke, with same taste profile and a bit of vanilla for good measure. Paired with the Willamette Valley Cheese (Gouda) this is a very tasty beer. Nicely carbonated. High alcohol heat makes this a nice cold evening sipper.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2009 18:14:03 | More by jdense
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

11-12-2013 03:51:04 | More by jvillefan
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California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

11-07-2013 06:03:38 | More by rand
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California

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

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dangeru

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-03-2013 23:38:25 | More by dangeru
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California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-03-2013 23:26:32 | More by mc4z
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-13-2013 17:59:09 | More by WeisGuy
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California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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DJButters

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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SanFranJake

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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GRG1313

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

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DarthKostrizer

California

4.78/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Black with brown laces on the bottom and 1/2 inch head and some lacing

Smell: Has a very candy like sweetness to it mixed in among some bitter chocolate and coffee. Smells like high end coffee house

Taste: Very bitter chocolate upfront with coffee and vanilla in the middle and finishes with some oak and other unique flavors that I am at a loss of words for

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and low carbonation and a perfect velvety silkyness to it

Overall: Really amazing beer this is hands down my favorite Bear Republic beer and I highly recommend giving this a try and I cant wait to get another shot at drinking this one myself

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2011 01:13:55 | More by DarthKostrizer
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MrVonzipper

California

4.9/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap @Stone 15th Anniversary VIP section (chose to have this as my last taster after smelling and tasting a friends)

Dark dark brown. Taster pour So not much to very little head to talk about and consider but I would think this beer could have a pretty solid creamy head.

Huge nose! Smells like dessert at a nice coffee shop. Great chocolate and coffee notes. Faint bourbon. Robust yet not overwhelming. 

Phenomenal flavor and balance. Sweet balanced bourbon up front. Chocolate and coffee and dark malt are in perfect harmony. 

Smooth creamy. Medium bodied. Low carbonation.

Overall this beer is just outstanding. I hadn't really had many Bear Republic beers until fairly recently and I have been more and more impressed. This beer just puts them over the top. Amazing in every way.

Amazing beer. 

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2011 05:24:16 | More by MrVonzipper
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sprucetip

Alaska

4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Belmont Station. What a nice surprise this was!

Black, thin film and ring of foam remain after the head falls.

Rich. Molasses and booze foremost, with some roast underneath. Slight burn doesn't detract. Sweet malt and chocolate trying to be noticed.

Rich malty and sweet with some balancing bitterness, chocolate and molasses. Pretty close to smooth, and very complex. Boozy, but not too much.

Low carbonation, rich, full, and smooth. Finishes clean.

Could not and should not gulp this, but I could sip it until I fell over. It's yummy. Wow.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2010 23:36:17 | More by sprucetip
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Barrel Aged Old Baba Yaga from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.