Red Hill Double Barrel Imperial Stout | Red Hill Brewery

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Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by mulder1010 on 08-30-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2.85/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this from BobbyHeenan in a nice Australian care-package. Cheer!

From a 500ml bottle into a snifter
Vintage: 2013
Aged in whisky soaked oak barrels

APPEARANCE: Transparent black pour yields a small, one finger, looser, crackly, tan head with decent retention. Head fades to a thin wisp. Black body with next to no carbonation evident. A ring remains until the end but leaves no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: A bit of chocolate and sweet cream, with lots of oak and wood in there as well. Some vanilla, as well as some whisky too, though the later is slightly perfume-like. Medium strength nose.

TASTE: Oak, vanilla and whisky notes up front. Slightly perfume or spirit-like perhaps, but alright. Finishes with a bold and lingering aftertaste of oak, milk chocolate, sweet vanilla cream, alcohol and whisky.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down okay and finishes a touch mouth coating.

OVERALL: This is okay, but the spirit is a little too perfume-like. Not sure if it's from the method or the brand of whisky or barrel used, but it is a touch off-putting. A decent beer, but nothing special for the style. Thanks again for the box of brews man!

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of mulder1010
2.94/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Red Hill Double Barrel Imperial Stout
Aged in a Whisky Soaked Oak Barrel

650 ML Bottle poured into a Tulip

A-- Poured black, no light penetrating this at all. Large, fluffy 3 finger dark mocha head when poured. Took a couple of minutes to recede to a touch above film. One finger head on swirling and same results on head. Good retention to this. After initial head thought medium carbonation. Good looking beer.

S-- Weak nose. A little bit of coffee, chocolate, coconut and Oak. Had to really swirl beer to get these flavors. Really must not have left it on the barrel very long at all.

T-- Oak, chocolate dairy milk, and mocha. Starts off well but pretty straight forward.

M-- Oak drops off very quickly in mouth and it goes to a sweet dairy milk chocolate and mocha flavor. More like a sweet hot chocolate really. Get a bit of whisky in the mid and back of the mouth but small flashes. Not big at all. Mostly smooth and a touch thin. Medium to light body, carbonation and finishes very clean with just bits of coffee.

O-- Could have used more time in the barrel as the flavors are there but very weak. ABV is well hidden and this is easy to drink. Not bad but not great. Prefer the regular version much more.

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Red Hill Double Barrel Imperial Stout from Red Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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