Nihilist Russian Imperial Stout- Whiskey Barrel Aged
Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Style:
Stout - Russian Imperial
Ranked #827
ABV:
9%
Score:
82
Ranked #45,627
Avg:
3.24 | pDev: 23.77%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
14
From:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  5
SCORE
82
Good
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a cork'n'cage bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Dark... nearly black pour with 1 finger of thin tannish head. Modest ring of lacing.

S: Roasty and sweet... booze and cocoa.

T/F: Rich and roasty... burned sugars and char. Boozy.... sweet sugars and bitter roast. Whiskey present but not overpowering.... mixed with dark chocolate and espresso. Medium bodied... complex and smooth. The finish is more bittersweet roast and whiskey.

O: A surprisingly good whiskey aged Russian Imperial. I had gotten 2 bottles of this.... drank the first one immediately and wasn't crazy excited but a year+ in the cellar really mellowed this beer and I very much enjoyed round 2.

Oct 07, 2018
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Scott_Pearce from Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Decent but not perfect, others said high carbonation, my bottle was not over carbonated at all, a little more would be better actually. Color was perfect, but had almost no head at all, completely gone after a minute. Was nice and malty but not enough whiskey barrel taste.

Dec 26, 2017
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JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

2.05/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Over carbonated, not much if any whiskey on the nose, carbonation interferes with the flavor so it's hard to read. Sad as I actually enjoyed the standard version of Nihilist.

Ended up being a drain poor, carbonation ruined it.

Dec 22, 2014
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BradC from Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -38.3%

This beer might have been good, but the crazy carbonation totally kills it. Over foaming, and so much carbonic burn that it hurts. Almost a drain pour. Sad

Nov 22, 2014
Nihilist Russian Imperial Stout- Whiskey Barrel Aged from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 14 ratings