Fumapapa | Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
Massachusetts, United States
prettythingsbeertoday.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Smoked Russian imperial stout

Added by Jason on 05-04-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
95
pDev:
6.35%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
23
Trade:
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of StoutElk_92
4.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bottled in: Dec 2015

Pours black with a tan foam head. Some smoke is still apparent in the aroma with dark graham cracker and slight red apple skin notes. Roasty, toasty, nutty, smoky, and full of rich dark chocolate fudge notes. The taste is full still with rich fudgy dark chocolate and coffee roasted malt flavors with an overlying sweet smokiness with notes of vanilla, dark caramel, dark fruit and toasty dark nutty graham cracker. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth and thick, medium bodied with low carbonation. Overall a really great smoked imperial stout.

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Photo of Witherby
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled December 2015. My last remaining Pretty Things bottle. Opened to celebrate the opening of their new brewery in England. Didn’t ever drink the beer when it was fresh so I’m not sure how smoky it was originally but three years on it had no noticeable smoke aroma or flavor. Instead the flavor and aroma are dominated by chocolate. Thick and rich and strong but no hot alcohol flavors. Very tasty.

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Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boogerisu
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamison85
4.69/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fearfactory
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LoudRed
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattycasey
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fitzy84
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought a bottle at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow. The beer poured with a black appearance and a thin, brown head that lasted throughout the evening. Aromas were full of malt, dark roasted coffee, mocha, and chocolate wrapped around a woody, earthy tone. Incredible taste of boozy, sweet chocolate and caramel. Great texture and mouthfeel; creamy and dense. Overall, a fantastic drink from a brewery I will miss.

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3.53/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucienbel
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Ahhhhh shit I'm gonna miss these guys. A stout right up there with the best of them. Deep space black. Aroma of oats, fresh dug earth, coffee, chocolate, charcoal and smoke. Great cascade of sweet malt, bitter coffee, sugary chocolate and an incredibly complimentary smokiness. It works so well. Finished with a creamy mouthfeel and a heavy dose of sadness.

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Photo of foundersfan1
4.74/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very dark with a middling cappucino colored head. Full of great smoky aroma lightly backed by chocolate. Full of wonderful smoke, the chocolate is more present than in tharoma and coffe finishes with flavor and bittering leaving you to come back for more. Thick, syrupy and chewy mouthfeel exactly what I want from a RIS. Sad to see Pretty Things coming to a close, especially since I just found this great beer. I will be heading back out to pick up more of these while they are still left on the shelf.

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Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: The bubble show produces a thick, frothy, two inch mocha head that leaves a skein of lacing; the liquid is pitch black

Smell: Chocolate and smoked meat with hints of coffee and caramel

Taste: Smoke forward with sweetened dark chocolate building; the hints of caramel and coffee arrive after the swallow but the smoke and chocolate continue to dominate through the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and rather creamy; low to moderate carbonation

Overall: I am not the biggest fan of most smoked beers and while that would limit my desire to revisit this one (despite being sad about the demise of this brewery) this is a good beer for the style

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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhillyJ
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sweet and Smokey! Bought this as I've never had a smoked stout and gotta say I'm impressed im now searching for their other stouts. I was also really impressed with the flavor behind the smoke which dominates the nose and the intro flavor profile then flows into a sweet and roasty flavor like a traditional ris.. This would pair so well with a steakhouse style burger. The smoke hides the complexity that I think their standard ris will have can't wait to find it. Good job Pretty Things

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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Damian
4.84/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Liquor World, Cambridge, MA
Bottled in: MAY 2015
Served in a snifter

The beer poured a thick and viscous near pitch black. Motor oil-like in appearance. The liquid was topped by a small, frothy, burnt sienna crown that quickly fell to a thick ringlet. Streaky lacing stuck along the glass.

The nose was quite smoky and really complex. Somewhat peaty. Rich and robust. Moderately roasty and fairly sweet. Good dose of brown sugar sweetness. Raisins and plums were noticeable. Dark chocolate came through as well. Very fudgey and rich. A hint of port-like booziness was also noticeable. Spectacular.

Flavor wise, the beer was very similar to the aroma. Malty and robust. Moderately smoky. Again, dark fruits were noticeable. Raisins and prunes came through strongest. Hefty amount of brown sugar. Hints of dark chocolate and powdered cocoa were noticeable as well. The chocolate notes were however much more subtle here than in the aroma. Perhaps some vanilla and sweet cream. Moderately boozy on the back end. The beer finished with an intense whiskey-like kick but somehow strayed from being overly hot. For 12% ABV, the alcohol was actually rather subdued. A touch of earthy hoppiness also appeared. Really fantastic.

The liquid was uber rich and thick on the palate. Viscous. Super creamy and frothy. The liquid contained a fine, zippy effervescence that, despite the beer's hefty weight, gave it a fantastic fluffiness.

I try not to expect too much from a $10 imperial stout, but this beer really blew me away. With such an intense flavor profile and mouthfeel, and the added element of smoke (which I love in a beer), Fumapapa ranks up there with some of the best stouts I have ever tried.

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4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of earlholman
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Fumapapa from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 95 ratings