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Hendrik's Russian Imperial Stout - 21st Amendment Brewery

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Hendrik's Russian Imperial Stout
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BA SCORE
75
okay

10 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 33.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 07-30-2010)
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

hiphopj5, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of Carbon14
2.15/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

4 oz. sampler on tap at 21st Amendment on 8-7-10.

A. Black, thin, a small ring of foam around the edge of the glass. No lacing.

S. Roast malts, coffee, slight burnt caramel notes.

T. Slight amount of coffee and roast, but dominated by Sweet & Low, Equal, Splenda, and any other gross artifical sweetner you can think of.

M. Perhaps a little thin for what is labeled as an impy stout, but more or less appropriate for the style.

D. Terrible. So sweet, and not malty sweet. My wife and I struggled to finish our 4 oz. sample.

I'll consider this an experiment gone wrong. 21A makes some pretty good stuff most of the time. I'll bet there are some non craft beer drinkers out there who like this beer. If it sells, good for them.

Carbon14, Aug 08, 2010
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jaydoc, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.48/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Taken at the brewery tap on 5th Feb 2013: this 8.6% ABV version was on offer during 'Strong Beer Month', so I thought it only right to try one (along with the other 8 beers and 1 cider).

Black, going to dark, deep brown: the head a tanned foam.

Coffee and dark chocolate taste and smell: not too 'in your face', but very noticeable, even after a few 'heavy' brews have been already been quaffed. Liquorice notes arrive once your senses take in the coffee and chocolate esters.

Pleasant without blowing my socks off: neither rich nor creamy in the mouth, instead a mild hop bitterness takes over and that appears to thin out the body somewhat mid-mouthful. Interesting and different (for a visiting Brit).

BlackHaddock, May 23, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
2.08/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

On-tap at 21A

A: The pour is nearly black with a thin ring of tan foam and some streaks of lacing.

S: The nose is quite nice, lots of roasted malts, burnt sugar, chocolate, and a lot of coffee.

T: The coffee is dominant up front and is immediately followed by a diabetes inducing sweetness. There is some roast underneath the aforementioned flavor, but the sweetness is just too much.

M: The body is maybe a little thin for an RIS. Carbonation is soft and smooth.

D: I had to try to pour some IPA into this to make it drinkable as the sweetness was just far too much to handle.

womencantsail, Jul 30, 2010
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Hendrik's Russian Imperial Stout from 21st Amendment Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.