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Scratch Beer 83 - 2012 (¿Impending Descent?) - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Scratch Beer 83 - 2012 (¿Impending Descent?)
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242 Ratings
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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 22
Gots: 29 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
As we spiral further toward the end of the Mayan calendar, Tröegs is brewing up a special beer to commemorate the expiration of planet Earth. Celebrate the countdown to extinction and raise a goblet of this colossal Russian Imperial Stout as we plummet into oblivion. If your tongue doesn’t disintegrate as a result of the birthday party cheesecake jellybean BOOM, it most certainly will wreak major havoc on your taste buds. ¿Impending Descent? is as enormous, face-melting, and palate-numbing as it sounds. If there ever was a last beer to enjoy before the apocalypse, this is it!

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 12-12-2012)
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-16-2012 19:36:44 | More by Bwig218
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-25-2012 04:48:28 | More by troegaarden
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teckademic

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +20.8%

03-17-2014 23:41:08 | More by teckademic
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hmich176

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.8%

08-06-2013 08:56:21 | More by hmich176
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templar316

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Praise Be We're Still Here! and they brewed this again!! Dark as midnight on the winter solstice. Thick moca head! For those of us who remember it's the oatmeal stout combined with the java stout. The weight that rolls across the tongue is impressive, a testament to the charred malts, and extra time that went into this masterpiece. The sweet malts are crushed by the coffee; I'm looking forward to letting this sit for awhile. Drinking 3 of these will send you into a downward spiral so put it in 4 packs!
Or Barrels!
Thanks
colin

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 03:31:57 | More by templar316
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-28-2012 20:15:02 | More by jpd7374
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.8%

05-22-2014 02:40:30 | More by Durandal_777
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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

02-23-2014 06:31:55 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

12-21-2012 14:38:05 | More by ryser2k
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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

12-22-2013 02:10:50 | More by dgaffney88
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mallison245

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

07-20-2013 04:11:48 | More by garmin_gecko
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

12-25-2013 22:44:25 | More by rlgard1
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dar482

New York

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had this at Pony Bar in Hell's Kitchen.

It comes in a deep black color with a little white head with some brown in it.

It has a great aroma for a Russian Imperial and tasting it, it is even better. It comes with a punch of more flavors that I would expect. I would compare it to the Alesmith Speedway Stout, but with a lighter body and more complex flavors. It has a good amount of chocolate, malt, sweetness, and a fantastic round body to it.

Possibly my favorite Russian Imperial, just a wonderful beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2013 04:23:30 | More by dar482
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Indiana

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csrbv

Pennsylvania

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12-22-2013 21:46:21 | More by csrbv
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PJKSR02

Connecticut

4.71/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Available only at the brewery, as one of their scratch beers. This is an excellent example of a Russian imperial stout. It's thick, bitter and finishes slightly sweet, with a hoppy nose throughout. Flavors are of deeply roasted malt, with a hint of coffee. If you're considering a trip to the brewery, don't think twice!

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2013 19:08:15 | More by PJKSR02
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.68/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sampling a 12 oz bottle poured at cellar temperature in a snifter. Thanks to my brother Brian for the gift.
THe beer pours a pitch black color with creamy tan head of 1 cm that fades to a sturdy edge layer and a few islands in just a couple of minutes.
Big boozy aroma with roasted malt, molassess, figs ad other dark fruit. I also get a pretty good dose of pine hops even after opening the bottle and pouring. The hops fade just a little bit as the glass sits and breathes.
First sip reveals a fairly thick body with a little bit of an oily feel to the texture. I get a fine and spacious carbonation, very slight tickle on each swallow but in general the carbonation is mild.
Flavor is big malt with molassess, roasted malt and coffee. Some dark fruit with figs and raisin blended in and some warming booze on each swallow. The beer is a big robust one that goes well with the foot + of snow outside and single digit temperatures.
This is a hearty imperial stout and I wish I had more of them for the future, maybe a re-release in 750s next Christmas?

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 04:49:49 | More by sulldaddy
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BradC

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this on draft at the brewery. Poured coffee black with a thin head.

Smells of dark chocolate, roasted grain, burnt coffee.

Tastes of chocolate, roasty grains up front with a piney hop bite that hits halfway through. Very bitter at 140 IBU. But balances well against the dark grains.

Has a rich mouthfeel, almost chewy.

Overall a delicious stout, I think I would have enjoyed this more with a little less hops.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2014 00:39:50 | More by BradC
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle came my way from the inimitable team of Wisler and Murren. Those PA boys are allright for a couple of white kids from the east coast.

Anyway--
Served this guy in my handy and serviceable Founder's snifter.

Dark. Very dark. Looks a little thin, but GREAT head, lacing, an retention.

Smells roasty and chocolatey. Little molasses and a slight char. The flavor has a a nice bitter bite but a pleasant sweetness up front. Bitter cocoa lingers with a slight roasty coffee-like bitterness on the finish.

Big, hefty beer. Feels velvety and smooth. Well carbonated.

Overall-- I like it. If this were on shelves in 6 packs I would absolutely buy it.
Well played Troegs. Well played.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 03:42:18 | More by AleWatcher
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown to black with a brown sugar colored head that is nice and thick but not too much. Good lacing. Smells of dark, rich malts. Taste is thick - in ways like a chocolate shake. Heavy dose of chocolate, honey, heavy bread but for a winter brew almost perfect. High alcohol is well masked. A really enjoyable brew.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2012 21:08:27 | More by Oakenator
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Scratch Beer 83 - 2012 (¿Impending Descent?) from Tröegs Brewing Company
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