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Komes Russian Imperial StoutKomes Russian Imperial Stout
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Brewed by:
Browar Fortuna
Poland
browarfortuna.pl

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Greywulfken on 11-20-2018

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pDev:
8.56%
 
 
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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into snifter, bottled in 2018. Lot number 32/36/18/1. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toffee, fudge, roasted nuts, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, plum, prune, cherry, fig, date, smoke, charcoal, leather, tobacco, wood, herbal, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Some increasing booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/black/roast/bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toffee, fudge, roasted nuts, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, plum, prune, cherry, fig, date, smoke, charcoal, leather, tobacco, wood, herbal, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate pine, herbal, woody, peppery hops; and roast/charcoal bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toffee, fudge, roasted nuts, toasted dark bread, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, charcoal, leather, tobacco, wood, herbal, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with an awesome roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying, acrid, astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and fairly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Mildly increasing warmth of 12%, with minimal booze after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Russian imperial stout! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV, with the modestly bitter/charred/drying finish. They lagered an ale yeast, which is pretty unique for the style. Amazingly rich malts, balancing earthy hops, restrained fruity yeast complexities. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example.

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Photo of hman43
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours very dark brown with a brown head. Head retention is good.

Smell: The aromas are chocolate with some roast in the background. Alcohol notes are in the background with hints of dark fruit.

Taste: The flavors feature lots of chocolate with some roast supporting the chocolate. There are hints of expresso.

Feel: It has a full body with good alcohol warming.

Overall, a chocolate and roast driven stout.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avalon07
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark, mahogany brown color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored head that quickly dissipated. Not a whole lot of lacing.

S: A decent enough aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, licorice, and coffee.

T: Tasted of a good amount of roasted malt (present throughout), light licorice notes (just a hint), a definite boozy quality, some dark chocolate, a burnt quality, a little coffee, and dark fruit (plums). A slightly mixed bag here. At times it seems like the char and booze will overpower everything else; at other times not. Still, it has a forceful, aggressive flavor.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a sharp finish. Medium- to full-bodied.

O: An uneven beer, but an oddly likable one. Worth a try.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle served in a tulip. Pours an inky black with a quarter inch, tan-colored head embedded with tiny ringlets. Nose expresses hints of coca and perhaps lactose. I definitely get lagered aromas consistent with lagered Baltic Porters I've had. Taste consistent with nose with an aggressive charred quality forming the backbone, as well as brewer's licorice and some vinous notes as it warms. Mouthfeel is somewhat light for the style with a mild, even carbonation and a silky texture. All and all, solid and drinkable for the price point and abv. Not recommended for extended cellaring in my opinion but pleasant with a well hidden abv.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark brown center-pour into a pint produced a few fingers of dark tan foam... Body appears opaque in the glass... Aromas of roasted dark malts and char, with sweeter notes suggestive of molasses and coffee... Mouthwateringly bittersweet - is that a thing? Despite the presence of molasses-like sweetness up front, the bitter char is right there, providing a tantalizingly roasty flavor... Body is medium-full - a little thin - or "wet"-feeling - that may sound ridiculous, but there ya have it none the less - despite my reservations about thin-bodied beer, this beaut from Browar Fortuna again exceeds expectations and delivers a smashingly good product... Some herbal hints of salted licorice add an earthiness that perfectly complements the dry, bitter char of dark roasted malts, and reigns in the sugars from taking center stage... An exemplar of the style, summoning molasses, coffee, chocolate, char and anise into a singular entity free of ingredients other than yeast, water, malt, and hops... Label indicates the beer is lagered for 6 months... Superior!

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Komes Russian Imperial Stout from Browar Fortuna
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 6 ratings