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

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253 Ratings
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 22
Gots: 31 | FT: 2
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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Photo of cpetrone84
3.05/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

tap blue dust. Pour is jet black with rich caramel head. Nose is overly sweet, raisin and berries dominate. Faint tobacco but lacks malt depth. Taste is chalky up front before the sweetness takes over. Tons of sugar, burnt brown sugar, caramel, berry sweetness. Body is syrupy, decent carb. Way too sweet.

cpetrone84, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

DonFrap, Jul 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Higy, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of Chico1985
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tap at Sierra Grille. Always interested in trying another installment in this series.

Pour to a snifter is pitch black with 1 finger of brown head. Retains well through most of the duration ending as a patchy cap, some great lacing left behind.

Smell is a little faint but does strengthen with warmth. Lots of roast, dark chocolate, some breadiness.

Taste is good, very robust. Big roast and char, dark bakers chocolate, fudge brownie, dark fruit, black coffee, some licorice maybe. Quite a hop presence too, pine perhaps? Low sweetness, just enough there to help round it out.

Smooth, big mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Not too much in the way of alcohol but big flavor and bitterness make this one a sipper for sure.

Very good, love the dark choc/roast/dark fruit combo. It'd be nice to see this as a regular-ish release.

Chico1985, Jun 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Chocolate Pils. Really good thick chocolate on a lighter body and decent hop that shows through. Great drinkability. Thick brown coloured body, with minimal head. Roasted chocolate sell. Smooth mouthfeel.Bottle from Capone's.Sweet but not too sweet.

Sammy, Jun 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Scratch Beer 83 - 2012 (¿Impending Descent?) from Tröegs Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.