Anastasia's Chocolate Fantasy Russian Imperial Stout | South Street Brewery

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Anastasia's Chocolate Fantasy Russian Imperial StoutAnastasia's Chocolate Fantasy Russian Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
South Street Brewery
Virginia, United States
southstreetbrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.52%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GCBrewingCo on 01-15-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
69
Reviews:
19
Avg:
4
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a dark brown with a light brown head. Some lacing as you enjoy it. Chocolate and roasted malt in the nose and mouth. Lighter feel than one would expect for an Imperial Stout. Interesting, though...

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.4/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Deep dark color with huge tan head and spotty lacing. Aromas of semi-sweet chocolate and some roasted malts. Taste has bitter chocolate with touches of roasty malts and a bit of bourbon taste and feel. Mouthfeel is light and overall, this RIS seems to be missing some complexity and harder flavors that I would expect from a 10.52abv Imp Stout, slightly subdued and a bit watery.

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Photo of PprBurke
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SlothB77
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Riff
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a jet black with a thick brown head that slowly dissipates leaving a thin layer of foam on top. Upon pouring there was a strong wave of chocolate smell. After letting it settle, there were also smells of molasses, toasted malts, coffee, and a hint of alcohol. Creamy, obviously chocolaty, slight bourbon flavor,, and a little dark roasted coffee. Overall it's a solid stout, not quite as much chocolate as I would have thought from the smell and name but still pleasantly chocolaty.

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.98/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Below the bar code on the label: "Enjoy By 2-6-17 3-05"

Appearance: The body is black and the head is a medium shade of brown. The head is short with a flat surface and slowly recedes from its short stature to an even shorter one. What is left is a bit of a film and a ring. No lacing.

Aroma: There isn't a lot of aroma here but I to get a bit of coffee and a nutty aroma. The aroma doesn't conjure any sort of "chocolate fantasy."

Taste: I am getting a big peanut shell flavor mixed with a bit of alcohol and some bitter charcoal at the end. No chocolate.

Mouthfeel: It feels a bit thin. While drinking the beer there is this empty thinness in the aftertaste. Too dry to lend any actual texture.

Overall: As a chocolate beer I would give this one a solid "skip it" recommendation. At no point while drinking the beer did it taste like chocolate. As a RIS it was alright but not good enough that I would buy it again for that reason alone. I wouldn't buy it again.

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4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beejay
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Happy Oscars 2016! With the Oscars being so white this year, may as well have something dark.

A: Obsidian black, with possibly one of the darkest heads on a beer I have seen. It's brown.. real brown, bar of hershey's brown. Damn.

S: Rich and malty, with dense caramel aromas. Molasses, light chocolate, and a touch of booze.

T: Rich and malty with a nice caramel flavor and sweet and bitter chocolate carrying through the finish.

M: Thick, with a lovely creamy feel. Very full bodied, and luxurious.

O: Pretty tasty.. looking forward to this opening up as it warms.

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Photo of Beerasaurus
4.44/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of seanchai
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.56/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VABA
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richter525
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Anastasia's Chocolate Fantasy Russian Imperial Stout from South Street Brewery
4 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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