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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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92
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247 Ratings
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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 23
Gots: 29 | 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:
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 BradC
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

BradC, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

wiltznucs, Jan 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Lehighace06, Jan 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Rhettroactive, Jan 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Hessian257, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

jagada, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of templar316
5/5  rDev +20.8%

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

templar316, Jan 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

johnny29er, Jan 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Casedogg43, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Blaze5445, Jan 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

OUJayhawk1799, Jan 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

salthemonster, Jan 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

weeare138, Jan 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Jeremy_Zim, Jan 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

ChipMurray, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%

Bottle opened on 11.11.13

A - Pours a black syrup with a very small dark tan head that lingers around a bit.

S - Roasted chocolate.

T - Coffee and bitter chocolate.

D - Low carbonation, syrupy heavy body.

O - A big stout, but bitter. I guess this wasn't an IPA. For some reason that is what I was expecting when I opened it. I guess I should have read the label better.

HuskyinPDX, Dec 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

rlgard1, Dec 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

taylor714914, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

dgaffney88, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

lobos62, Dec 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Evan, Dec 20, 2013
Scratch Beer 83 - 2012 (¿Impending Descent?) from Tröegs Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.