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

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279 Ratings
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 22
Gots: 32 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: yourefragile on 12-12-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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!
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Photo of cp45
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFields
3.67/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buyyourfreedom
3.57/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnParadee
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jdub2839
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jzeilinger
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours pitch black with a moderate sized toffee lacing ring around the top.

S - Dark chocolate malt, char, light smokiness, a hint of coffee bean Espresso.

T - Char, dark roasted chocolate malt, smoky, very small amount of dark fruit, dark cocoa, and a lingering smoke dark chocolate bitterness.

M - Thick and full bodied, slippery, moderate lingering bitterness and no detectable alcohol.

O - I hope this one makes it to the rotation of Troegs beers, this is a winner.

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a deep brown almost black color. 2-3 finger tan head with good retention and leaves behind a slight lacing. completely opaque and dark

Smell: roasted malts, chocolate, espresso. dark fruits. almost smoky

Taste: opens with roasted malts, the bitterness mixes with a little bit of dark fruit sweetness. some espresso and chocolate. some age is showing in slight cherry to sherry like flavors. alcohol still has some prominence

Mouthfeel: fairly light and easy drinking. bitterness is high from the roast. some warmth but not a ton.

Overall: no clue what this tasted like fresh but it taste pretty darn good now. showing signs of good age along with signs of a good stout. A great tasting beer I was extra'd, I would certainly take more.

Photo of Mongrel
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

There's something about the smell of this beer that is distinctly reminiscent of scotch whiskey, like smoked peat. Pretty cool.

The taste is also kind of smokey, roasty and bitter/acidic, like it was aged in scotch whiskey barrels. Not very sweet for a stout of its size, actually nice and dry and roasty. Again, there's a very interesting smokey, scotch element.

Overall, a nice, unique take on an imperial stout. Not too sweet or roasty -- a good balance without the addition of adjuncts like coffee or chocolate.

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4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pathman
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CBodamer
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.84/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of nismo80
4.94/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sample caught me off guard. Went back with my growler. Wow. Amazing. Went back again for a case. Draft was better, but going to enjoy this as it ages.

Photo of agentandya
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ninjembro
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of DrDietz
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of AMarkle6524
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Scratch Beer 83 - 2012 (¿Impending Descent?) from Tröegs Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.