Prince Myshkin Russian Imperial Stout | Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant

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Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by portia99 on 12-04-2013

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4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant "Prince Myshkin Russian Imperial Stout"
on tap @ The 19th Annual Manayunk Craft Beer Festival

Notes: Black body beneath a tan head. From above it looks like an espresso. Aroma of bittersweet dark chocolate and oily dark roasted coffee beans. The flavor is like a dark bittersweet chocolate assault! The roastiness is there as well but it's not as strong as the nose might have suggested. Some sweetish grainy malt is at it's center, holding it together, and some fruitiness around the edges rounds it out with notes of apple, dark berry, and raisin. It's solidly bitter but not bold. The alcohol makes its presence known but doesn't stand out although there is a touch of heat in the dry, ashen, and oaky finish. Full and creamy in the mouth. Impressive!

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

10/18/16. Powerful. Redolent of booze, prunes, scorched bread, & dirt. The sort of bitter burn you want to cozy right up to. Doesn't disappoint.

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3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got this one from Speedyfire. Cheers man!

From a 750 into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours out thick black and yields a small, bubbly, medium looking tan head that quickly fades to a small, bubbly wisp. Pitch black body with no carbonation evident. A splotchy wisp and bubbly ring remain leaving some falling dots of lacing down the glass. A bit flat by the end, but really black and starts out alright.

SMELL: Light roasted notes, dark chocolate, coffee, with lots of oak, vanilla and light coconut on the nose. Big aromas. Not much wine per se, but lots of other good stuff. Really nice.

TASTE: The wine and oak are prevalent up front, with caramel sweetness and some roasted notes to go with the wine at the swallow. Bold and lingering aftertaste of oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, some bitter coffee and light wine notes. A touch of alcohol as well. More wine than the nose had led on and the stout comes out nicely after the swallow. Lots of good stout flavor; good base beer for sure.

PALATE: Medium-full body with almost no carbonation. Silky slick on the palate, goes down silky and finishes sticky on the palate. No heat. Quite silky slick, and ends up basically flat by the half way point. Needs some more carbonation.

OVERALL: Very nice beer. The oak and stout work great together and the wine plays a restrained role in the flavor profile, lending just enough to make it interesting. Very flavorful and wonderfully balanced. The lack of carbonation held it back a bit, as a touch more bubbles would make it look and feel better, as well as carry the flavor profile a bit more. Nevertheless, this was well worth the wait. Cheers Speedy!

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle (bottled 1/30/13) courtesy of hoppymcgee. Thanks Greg! Poured into a Brooklyn snifter.

A - Pours black and opaque in the glass. Two fingers of rocky mocha colored head show good retention and slowly falls over a couple of minutes with lots of soapy lacing left on the glass.

S - Tons of chocolate up front, bitter and milky varieties. Mild roasty malt notes, potent black licorice component, noticeable booziness, tart cherries, lightly woody. Fairly standard stuff for a RIS, but all smells quite good here.

T - Faint tartness up front the flows into a lot of dark roasted malt and coffee with a faint smokiness and some burnt, charcoal-y acrid flavor. Dark chocolate and cocoa powder follow with a tart cherry fruit flavor and some grassy hops towards the finish.

M - Rather full bodied and thick. Low to medium carbonation that gives a mild tingle but is more foamy and boosts the full feeling even more. Very minor booziness, smoky and charred malt linger into the finish.

O - Very good RIS. Dock Street was one of the first breweries that got me hooked on craft beer quite a few years ago. Haven't been able to revisit their offerings for a while until receiving a few bottles earlier in the year. Glad to find that they are still churning out quality brews like this one.

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Prince Myshkin Russian Imperial Stout from Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 17 ratings