Weasel Boy Anastasia Russian Imperial Stout | Weasel Boy Brewing Company

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75 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weasel Boy Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
weaselboybrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
2010 GABF Bronze Medal Winner
2012 GABF Gold Medal winner

Added by Dogbrick on 03-14-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
11
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
15.96%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by Deuane:
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Deep, dark black/brown with a medium, frothy head that slowly reduces to a thin cap and leaves thick lacing.

S-Dark chocolate, roasted malt, freshly ground espresso beans and a touch of brown sugar.

T-Rather strong bitter roasted malt with mellowing notes of dark chocolate and espresso. Earthy hop bite in the finish.

M-Medium body with nice lingering flavour and lingering bitterness.

D-A very approachable, easy to drink and solid RIS. I can see why this won a GABF medal....it does just about everything right and very little wrong. A quality, true to style brew for sure.

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More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of jminch
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer21
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wildcatboy
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of SomethingClever
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz pour on tap into a shaker pint

A: Not much head as the pour was almost to the rim, but it was a small mocha colored head. Body was pitch black.

S: Anise, licorice, dark chocolate, burnt roasted malts.

T: Lots of the burn roasted malts, a little coffee, lots of bitter dark chocolate and licorice slight hints of alcohol as it warms.

M: Full feel a little chalky and nice chewiness

O: This is a solid imperial stout the alcohol was creeping as it warmed though. You will enjoy it if you see it on tap solid beer.

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Photo of wroywel
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zimm421
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of beveritt
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Had on tap at the brewery. Arrived in a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: #/4 finger of dark tan head. Settles to a thin coating with nice lacing. The beer itself is as black as midnight.

Smell: Strong malt with roastiness and bitter coffee. Hints of sweet chocolate.

Taste: Coffee upfront with husky grains in the finish. Medium to strong bitterness lingers.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is very good.

Drinkability: Very nice. Smooth and creamy yet extremely flavorful. I would be curious to know the ABV.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of dtx00
4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of vrbulldog22
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Irish12
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elkinbrown
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of MisterFuzz
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of bb8189
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of cwxc818
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of speedvagen
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SHDoyle
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Description: Dark brown/black with little to no head. Smell is predominantly leather or tobacco although the aroma was pretty muted and unimpressive. Taste was similar to the smell perhaps with the addition of some dark chocolate. It was o.k. Just o.k. Mouthfeel was a little thin for a stout and it really felt more like a porter to me.

Suggested food pairing: I ate a Tootsie Roll while drinking this and don't regret it.

If you like this beer then you should also try: Breakfast Stout

Overall: 3.75 (This beer is good but I would not likely drink it again) Pretty run of the mill for an RIS. Not bad but not memorable. Sort of a poor man's Breakfast Stout. A very, very, poor man.

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Photo of IrishColonial
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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Weasel Boy Anastasia Russian Imperial Stout from Weasel Boy Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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