Moose & Squirrel Russian Imperial Stout | Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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3.79/5
Very Good
50 Ratings
Moose & Squirrel Russian Imperial StoutMoose & Squirrel Russian Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Oregon, United States
laurelwoodbrewpub.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
2008 - released in limited edition 1-liter swingtop bottles and draught.

Otherwise, it's a rotating 'draft-only' release.

Added by msubulldog25 on 01-26-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,836
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
50
pDev:
11.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
4
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of stevoj
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating, palate overload, but a pretty solid RIS.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black with woody brown edges and a thin tan blanket.

Smell is nutty, roasty, malty and smokey.

Taste is tangy, nutty, with raisin, dark malt, soy, toffee, and turtle confection.

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Photo of arizcards
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 22 oz bottle from the Belmont Station in late August for $8.31. Not sure if this is a 2015 or 2014 edition.

Beer poured black with a very nice tan head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is mocha and lightly roasted malts.

Taste is lightly roasted malts and dark chocolate, a hint of dark fruits lingers in the background. There is enough hopping present to balance things out nicely.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall this is one of the easier drinking RIS i have ever had. Suspect part of that is attributable to the age but i do like the base beer. Reminds me of a bigger version of Obsidian Stout.

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Photo of 81tillinfinity
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lupercmda
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Seattle_Suds
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dshansen1184
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpd7374
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Fuzzycuffs
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of mactrail
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown with a cherry edge and plenty of dark beige foam in the Ciney snifter. Some dark caramel aromas with woody, charred grain. A pleasant spritziness in the mouth.

Thick and malty but not overly sweet. A chalky sort of sensation along with a serious burnt taste. The hops do not show off much in the way of aromatics, but the bitterness is pervasive. There is flash of malty sweetness followed by a charred taste that edges toward a sourish note in the aftertaste. Bitter chocolate and a dry finish. Just that bit of warm cedar at the start.

Overall this is dark, brooding, and bitter. Quite sippable, but it's not the sweet malt bomb more often encountered in this style. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle at 41 F split between a pair of snifters. Bottle doesn't have any dates or codes that I can find, but it's not corked/caged, and it shows 8.6% abv.

Pours black with a small brown head. Fine, slow carbonation. Smell is sweet, nutty, black licorice.

Taste is roasty bitterness, coffee bitterness, chocolate bitterness, black licorice. That aromatic sweetness is missing, but would be nice here.

Mouthfeel is a little bit thin (for a Russian Imperial Stout). Overall, nice, tasty beer.

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Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Mightykingmalard
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: this is everything a stout should look like. Dark as night, opaque, and a rich, chocolate milk style head the burns really slow. Has gigantic bubbles. Reminds me of elementary school and the chocolate milk... 4.75

S: smells distinctly of coffee. It's very good. 4

T: a very clean, coffee stout taste. Holds up to the previous two categories. 4

M: leaves a great, sweet finish but leaves the mouth wanting more. Very creamy. 4

O: a well crafted beer. Not something I am going to go out of my way for, but a very solid choice. Literally is stout-incarnate in appearance... 4.0

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Photo of JoeSTATE
4.48/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a slight red reflection, think dr pepper. Head is reddish brown, very rich in color. Smell is fantastic, cherry scent, almost dr pepper smelling as well. Taste is fantastic, comes onto the palate warm and inviting, hits a malty roast flavor and finishes fudge brownie. Creamy and thick mouthfeel, almost like a milkshake, slightly chewy. I will absolutely get this again

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pours pitch black with a fine one finger light brown head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, light char, vanilla and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is toasted, charred malt, bottom of the pot coffee, hints of chocolate, finishing with bitter coffee, light char and grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied. The start on this seems surprisingly thin in body, almost like a coffee beer, but the toasted malt reasserts itself in the finish with satisfying charred malt and hops. A decent RIS in the charry end of the spectrum, but somewhat unbalanced in flavor; I'd like to see a bit more malt depth to support the other strong flavors. Still enjoyed the bomber, but this has a lot of great competition in the style. Really like the name, but shouldn't it be Boris and Natasha?

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Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of cjgiant
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I wasn't overly impressed with this offering, a little on the thin and bitter side for my tastes. The look is there, as are some roasted notes, but they should be more in the forefront, in my opinion. It almost feels more like an Irish stout.

A: very dark, decent sustaining brownish soapy head, ok lacing
S: brewing coffee, chicory, some subdued nuttiness
T: starts with a bitter coffee tone, like weak black coffee. There is a carbonated twinge that seemingly brings with it a lemon-grass bitterness that combines more so than replaces the coffee taste. In the roof of my mouth I note an earthy nut (walnut maybe) taste that lingers.
M: the coffee and bitterness combine to a slick, kind of metallic tone

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.22/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Poured a rather viscous black with good carbonation, a nice brown head with good lacing to follow.

S: A big roastiness, anise, loads of bakers powder cocoa and a little booze sting.

T: Initially the roastiness is big, as is black twizzlers and the truckload of cheap bakers powder cocoa and bitter dark chocolate. The anise and bitter dark chocolate were the saving grace for this beer. The finish is inky, sticky, sweet with heat and a dose of coffee

M: Medium-full bodied, carbonation was pretty good, medium I would say. It has plenty of body and a hearty feel.

O: A decent representation of the style

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Photo of BAsbill
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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