Russian Doll (10%)

Russian Doll (10%)Russian Doll (10%)
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Scotland, United Kingdom
American Barleywine
3.96 | pDev: 6.82%
Jan 08, 2016
Sep 11, 2014
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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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
330ml bottle from (£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
Rated: 4.25 by Kiro from Russian Federation

Nov 24, 2015
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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
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
Rated: 3.99 by Fabianno from Brazil

Jul 03, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Apr 15, 2015
Rated: 4.11 by -DF- from Russian Federation

Apr 10, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by Mattias from Sweden

Mar 28, 2015
Rated: 3.66 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

Mar 20, 2015
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Reviewed by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.3 by jkhara12 from England

Dec 02, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by innominat from Ireland

Nov 30, 2014
Rated: 4 by Anatole from Belgium

Nov 12, 2014
Rated: 3.8 by Andy_Luft from England

Nov 11, 2014
Rated: 4 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation

Nov 03, 2014
Rated: 4.24 by NightINgale from Russian Federation

Nov 02, 2014
Rated: 4.2 by MattGrimley from Massachusetts

Sep 16, 2014
Russian Doll (10%) from BrewDog
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 16 ratings