Brewmaster's Premium Reserve Russian Imperial Stout | Sprecher Brewing Company

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Brewmaster's Premium Reserve Russian Imperial StoutBrewmaster's Premium Reserve Russian Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-05-2002

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4


Pours jet black with a tan film for a head. Good retention.

Smells of cocoa, brown sugar, and a bit of hazelnut.

Flavor is of brown sugar malts up front, followed by coffee, lactose creaminess, and a bit of oakiness.

Full body with a tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Really tasty RIS, manages to pull off the style while being a little lower in abv which is nice. Not the greatest, but pretty good and worth trying for sure.

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4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a very dark brown color with a slight head. The aroma is mild with sweet malts and sugars. The flavor has a sweet malty taste that finishes a little chalky. There is also a little bit of a alcohol burn in the finish. Pretty decent stuff, give it a try!

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a very dark brown, basically black once in the glass. The head is cream colored. The lacing an retention is decent. The smell is roasted with a dark fruit sweetness. The taste of the beer is roasted, slightly chocolatey with a subtle tartness. The mouthfeel is a bit over carbonated and thin for the style. Overall it's decent but nothing like it should be for a RIS.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

2010 bottle opened 2013.

A - Nice creamy cap of dark khaki head. Great retention and nice lace. Dark brown, almost black body with cola highlights.

S - Super sweet. Plum, molasses, dark caramel, whoppers, tobacco.

T - Medium roast ice coffee, coca cola, molasses, blackened toast, burnt caramel. Great finish.

M - Medium-light body is surprisingly thin for the style.

O - Drinks like a flat cola with charred edges - which isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's a shade sweet, but it's got a nice roast character and great integration.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

A- Very dark brown, light brown head that disappears fairly quickly, some lacing on sides of the glass

S- Charred oak, smokey, maybe a hint of coffee and dark fruit, hoppy

T- A bit of coffee, dark fruit, heavy hops presence

M- Somewhat creamy, medium carbonation, goes down quite easily

O- Not a bad beer at all, but there are better RIS out there.

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1/5  rDev -72.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Brewmaster's Premium Reserve Russian Imperial Stout from Sprecher Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 286 ratings.
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