Fat Lad | Right Brain Brewery

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BA SCORE
52.9%
Liked This Beer
3.69 w/ 34 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Right Brain Brewery
Michigan, United States
rightbrainbrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TCgoalie on 03-25-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,667
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
34
Liked:
18
Avg:
3.69/5
pDev:
10.57%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Gravewalker
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured on tap at the pub. Dark and opaque, with a tan foam on top. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, coffee, cocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate, some vanilla. Smooth and full.

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Photo of stadmo1
4.24/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of msumike89
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zacky_U
4.23/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerOps
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warrenslop
4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craftmich
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LakersGotRings
4.28/5  rDev +16%

Photo of tommy5
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of imperialking
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of BeerGreg
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of midlifec
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of JasonR1975
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, char, toast, smoke, toffee, dark bread, light vanilla, light floral, and roasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, char, coffee, smoke, toast, toffee, dark bread, light vanilla, and roasted earthiness. Sizable roasted/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, char, coffee, smoke, toast, dark bread, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt flavors; with a solid malt/bitterness balance and minimal cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a pretty good imperial stout. Good complexity of dark/roasted malt flavors; but very a very slow sipper due to intense roasted/charred malt/bitterness. A fairly enjoyable offering, best enjoyed very slowly.

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Photo of Sparty55
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of laxer8811
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and char aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but the flavors are a bit too roasty in my opinion.

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Photo of warnerry
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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Fat Lad from Right Brain Brewery
Beer rating: 52.9% out of 100 with 34 ratings
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