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Empress Catherine - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 7.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CMUbrew on 11-13-2013)
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Undated bottle poured into a Stone RIS snifter

A- A normal pour created a very short-lived, 1-finger, tan head. Near jet black body shows dark brown edges when held to the light. Decent lacing, though much of it slides down the glass back into the body.

S- Very rich and a little sweet at first. Medium roast coffee with a couple packets of sugar in the raw. Hints of raisin and just a little smoke. Some dark chocolate.

T- Mmm, that's good. As aroma suggests, bold, sweetened coffee. Some dark chocolate. Lots of dark roasted grains. Hints of higher ABV and some leafy/tobacco-like hops, especially in the finish leading to a clean aftertaste.

M- Full body. Slightly chalky with a little alcohol warmth. Slight hop bite as well.

O- A very solid imperial stout. I know it's spent a good month or more in the fridge and it seems to be drinking really well. I'd buy this one again, especially at the $2.19 pricing point for a 12oz. bottle.

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Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +4%

A: Black, of course. A darkish head sits on top for a spell and looks good while it is there.

S: Roast qualities and alcohol. Smells like an enjoyable stout.

T: Nice roasty char character with a minimal alcohol presence that only increases slightly with warming.

M: A little too thin for style and my preference, though the ABV didn't have me expecting anything overly viscous.

O: Just a little bit lacking overall. Everything could have been better, though I couldn't score it lower in the other categories. A very nice value though, as I have come to expect from Short's.

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S - Dark roasted malts, coffee, and earthy hops.

T - Follows the smell. Earthy hops upfront lead into a decent amount of coffee and dark chocolate. Finish is mostly bitter black coffee.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Thin mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - This is a decent beer. Reminds me more of a Black IPA than an Imperial Stout. Still worth checking out.

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Empress Catherine from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.