Russian Doll (10%)

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American Barleywine
3.97 | pDev: 6.8%
Scotland, United Kingdom
Retired (no longer brewed)
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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4.09/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of bark
3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 16 ratings