Nihilist Imperial Stout | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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27 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
slyfoxbeer.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Knapp85 on 01-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
27
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
14.78%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 6
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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.23/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle BB 1/20/18 at 50 degrees into tulip
Aroma of roasted malt with a hint of dates and alcohol
Head large (6 cm), light brown, frothy, diminishing to 4 mm ring and convex layer
Lacing fair – partial rings and islands of small bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque – sediment in bottom
Flavor of roasted malt, dates, and raisins; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate full, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.25

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Photo of reitzbrewing
4.75/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Beercheers87
3.99/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I let one cellar for a couple years, ages very well and imo was a lot better aged than fresh. A lot more dark chocolate and mocha to the taste as it sits. I definitely wish I had more.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of salthemonster
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Aidan_Stewart
3.84/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours out pitch black with a mocha colored head. Getting a fruity sweetness. Decently bitter. On the higher end of carbonation. Drinks lighter than a standard Russian. It's interesting.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of VaporDome
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of g00ey
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite tasty after 2 years in the cellar.

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Photo of jhlosito75
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of bossmanbuzz
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of TheBullsHorn
3.37/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not a typical Russian Imperial Stout floating around now a days. The strange thing about this beer is the real lack of malt, it comes off very floral with a light almost honey like sweetness. It's also quite spritzy to the point that it's hard to place this beer.

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Photo of stealth
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of JHendu
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Knapp85
2.73/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured out as a black ink-like liquid with a brown colored head on top. The retention was thin with a scattered lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer had a lot of roasted and burnt aromas coming off of it. The taste of the beer was more burnt than the nose, the bitterness reminded me of a burnt toast flavor. The mouthfeel wasn't really thick enough in my opinion to fit the style but it was drinkable . Overall it's too roasted, not enough sweetness or hop bitterness in this beer at all. This isn't something I would seek out again.

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Photo of Kadonny
2.99/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a corked and caged 750 bottle into a snifter glass.

A: A jet black color with a large two finger light brown head. Looks pretty good.

S: Huge roasted smells with burnt notes and little else. Really roasty.

T: This is where things go south. The flavor is roasted to the point you don't get much else. Some burnt flavors mix with in that turn bitter but it's not a hops bitter, it more just like plain bitterness. Sweetness underlies, but the roasty and burnt flavors just completely take over anything else. Finish is still bitter with a huge metallic off putting finish. Totally disappointed in this.

M: With all the roasted flavors, the mouthfeel is bitter but not full. Very strange.

O: This is a beer I totally did not enjoy, in fact I didn't even finish the 750 which is not my style. Something in this beer is just not right.

Shame, I normally love Sly Fox stuff and I'm a big fan of theirs. This one however is a clunker.

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Photo of little_star
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.61/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Really nothing there. No aroma. No flavor. Disappointing.

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Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of R_J_FearNoBeer
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of tommyguz
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Nihilist Imperial Stout from Sly Fox Brewing Company
3.45 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
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