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Dirty Deeds Russian Imperial Stout (Apple Brandy Barrel Aged) | Great South Bay Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great South Bay Brewery
New York, United States
greatsouthbaybrewery.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
28
pDev:
16.75%
 
 
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4
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2015 edition
12 oz can into KBS sniffer
Jet black with semi-strong brandy and dark chocolate odor..bit of chocolate and smokiness in the taste..brandy is pretty faint which is disappointing..medium carbination, yet fairly thick in the feel..a solid RIS..wish more of the AB flavor was present

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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

No Apple brandy flavor comes through

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an oily black as night color with a small light brown head. Not much retention or lacing.

The aroma is of a wonderful apple brandy barrel scent; very smooth. Good dose of char and roast. Heavy notes of scorched caramel and anise. More ribbons of sweet caramel. Big bad ass BA RIS.

Sweet apple brandy that plays with a moderate roasted malt. Much more mellow in the taste. The malt is quite sweet and slightly roasty. Lots of caramel sweetness. This is followed by an oaky boozy presence. Some tart and ripe apple along with an apple brandy sweetness. Not overly malty nor overly sweet from the barrel.

The feel is moderate, kinda light. Sweet on the palate, probably needs more of a roasty bitterness. Sticky in the finish.

The flavors blend well but it is a bit thin. Not as roasty as the original dirty deeds and it needs to be. Great balance though. Overall it needs a little umph.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

One of my favorite BA RIS. Had this on tap at GSB Brewery. Once that temperature dropped, the flavors burst. Sweet, complex and the apple brandy barreling give it a truly unique flavor. I was already a fan of the regular Dirty Deeds, but this trumps it.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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Dirty Deeds Russian Imperial Stout (Apple Brandy Barrel Aged) from Great South Bay Brewery
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 28 ratings