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Empress Catherine - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
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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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown with a thin collar of tan head. The nose is heavily roasted with dark fruits, earthy hops, and burnt malts. The hops come through quite strongly. The taste is very similar to the nose. Robust hops, heavy roasted character, a bit of earth and chocolate. Mouthfeel is where this beer take a hit. The body doesn't match the big flavors. A bit on the thin side with above average carbonation. Overall, nice flavors here, more body would elevate this beer significantly.

homebrew311, Feb 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pitch black with a mocha head that quickly dissipates to a fine ring around a snifter. Some decent spotty lace clings after each drink.

S - Malts, chocolate, hops present, caramel, toasted nuts, coffee.

T - Malt forward - dark / bitter chocolate, caramel. Malts followed by a prominent amount of hops, and finishes very dry and bitter. Some anise flavors faint in the back end. Moutfeel is chewy and syrupy.

O - Another solid brew from Shorts. This drinks more like a black IPA to me rather than an RIS, but a very nice beer nonetheless

andrewjraab, Feb 09, 2014
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Empress Catherine from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.