Russian Doll (10%)
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From:
BrewDog
 
Scotland, United Kingdom
Style:
Barleywine - American
ABV:
10%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 6.82%
Ratings:
16
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 08, 2016
Added:
Sep 11, 2014
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  7
SCORE
88
Very Good
Russian Doll (10%)Russian Doll (10%)
Notes: Russian Doll is our latest fantastic voyage into the essence of beer. This time we've used the same malts, hops and yeast - the difference is down to the ABV.

There’s a great complexity when trying the beers side by side - the aromas & flavours from the malts differ widely as you might expect, but the hops also present differently from style to style as well.

The labels feature exclusive artwork by Esther McManus.
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Photo of flyingpig
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by flyingpig from Scotland

330ml bottle from Brewdog.com (£2.50):
A nice Brewdog beer, probably the best in their Russian Doll series with good hops & tropical fruits on the nose before the dark ones took over come the taste. It was an easy beer to drink despite the strength & I liked it, although I'm not sure I'd want to see it as a regular offering.

Jan 08, 2016
 
4.25 by Kiro from Russian Federation on Nov 24, 2015
Photo of bark
3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by bark from Sweden

The colour is brown, the liquid is clear. The finger thick pale brown head falls quickly down to a tin lid leaving no lacing.

The smell is very malty with lots of caramel, tart fruits, pineapples, mango and bitter oranges. Some raisins and a light bitterness.

The taste is grand and sweet with some balancing bitter flavours. Orange soda/syrup, raisins and caramel sauce. Full body. Bananas and banana peels in the aftertaste as well as a tart harsh yet light bitterness. The surprisingly short finish got notes of almonds and orange sauce.

The carbonation is light, the small long-lived bubbles are smooth. The liquid is thick and a bit fat.

A pleasant hoppy barley wine.

Jul 03, 2015
 
3.99 by Fabianno from Brazil on Jul 03, 2015
 
3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Apr 15, 2015
 
4.11 by -DF- from Russian Federation on Apr 10, 2015
 
3.5 by Mattias from Sweden on Mar 28, 2015
 
3.66 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden on Mar 20, 2015
Photo of Dentist666
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Poured into snifter.
Dark reddish-brown beer with 0.5 finger liquid beige head. Aroma typical for Brewdog - good hop profile, sweet malts, wood, spiritus, caramel. Viscous body, not so sweet, balanced, fruity, boozy. Commonly nice.

Mar 07, 2015
 
4.3 by jkhara12 from England on Dec 02, 2014
 
3.75 by innominat from Ireland on Nov 30, 2014
 
4 by Anatole from Belgium on Nov 12, 2014
 
3.8 by Andy_Luft from England on Nov 11, 2014
 
4 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation on Nov 03, 2014
 
4.24 by NightINgale from Russian Federation on Nov 02, 2014
 
4.2 by MattGrimley from Massachusetts on Sep 16, 2014
Russian Doll (10%) from BrewDog
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 16 ratings