Singularity | Driftwood Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Driftwood Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
driftwoodbeer.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
2011-11.8%(silver foil), 2012-11.6%(black wax),
2013-11.8%(black wax), 2014-14.6%(black wax),
2015-12.2%(black wax), 2016-11.2%(black wax),
2017-13.2%(black wax)

Our 7th annual release of Driftwood Brewery’s Singularity has been conditioned for 3 months in authentic Kentucky bourbon barrels. This aging process adds warming notes of bourbon and oak that push this Russian Imperial Stout beyond the event horizon. The result is a beer of infinite density and depth of character. At 13.2%, Singularity Russian Imperial Stout 2017 will be a prized addition to any beer cellar!


Added by ericj551 on 01-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
163
Reviews:
60
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
135
Gots:
55
For Trade:
5
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Photo of spinrsx
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage

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Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BCborn
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2015 bomber, aged 1 year, my 50th birthday beer
A: very dark- bkack reddish hughe, not much head
S: sweetness-vanilla, licorice, bourbon-alcohol, dark fruit- cherry
T: follows smell with a yeasty-dough dominant flavor
F: no carbination, medium
OA: Big abv-bourbon flavo, very good sipper

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Photo of mtomlins
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.67/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Could use some head on the top of the beer, but looks like your average dark stout beer, brown and black.

Aroma was dark fruit bitterness and roasting. Substantial amount of alcohol noticeable, but hey its a big ass beer. Mouthfeel and body was a little thin, brought out the bitterness and alcohol sting. Too much licorice. Glad to try, but not gonna seek it out.

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Photo of souvenirs
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Impenetrably dark, with chocolatey tan head.
S: Licorice, vanilla, bourbon.
T: Lots going on. Sweet black licorice, bourbon, vanilla, coffee...
F: Heavy.

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Photo of Tmappin
3.71/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CurtisD
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whatup14
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shoegueuze
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattsander
3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LampertLand
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Driftwood Brewery 'Singularity' Russian Imperial Stout , a beer of infinite destiny
2012 vintage @11.6% , 2013 vintage @11.8% , 2014 vintage @14.6% ,
2015 vintage @12.2% , 2016 vintage @ 11.2% , 2017 vintage @ 13.2% ,
A-pour is a very dark brown/black from the cask/bottle to a black in the glass with a small tan head that quickly dissapates leaving a minimal lace ring along the snifter
S-smells of bourbon , orange rind & ripe dark fruit's & some sweet spices , hint's of oak
T-taste is still complex , barrel aged bourbon up front followed by sweet dark fruit & a chocolate/sweet vanilla combine in the middle , near the end a dry roast coffee finish , wow
MF-a bit viscous , decent carbonation & real big full body , love the ABV buzz !!
Ov-great beer , even at the $12+ / bottle , this beer is a stand-out winner , a must have in anyone's cellar , could possibly be the best beer buzz ever !! **warning** do not attempt as a 49th birthday vertical 12/13/14 !!!
2012 with 4 years in the cellar - maybe only needed 3 , seems to lost a touch of smoothness
2013 with 3 years in the cellar - awesome beer still has the bigness to it , yet so much smoother
2014 with 2 years in the cellar - the biggest beer buzz ever , damn
prost LampertLand

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Photo of kscaldef
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good. Rich but well balanced.

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Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I would never had thought it was as strong as it is. Strong but flavourful. Well balanced sipper

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Photo of Ericbeech_87
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaximus
4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IanSpindler
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of D_Min
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beervana
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours nearly black with a pillowy beige head. A nice sweetness on the nose, getting mostly vanilla but some milk chocolate as well. Taste hits with a good kick of bourbon but little in the way of an alcohol heat, maybe a bit of dark chocolate. A smooth roastiness and a touch of hop bitterness come out on the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is nice and thick, very mouth-coating. All in all, one of, if not the best barrel aged stouts from Western Canada.

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Photo of sohearn
4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EastVanBeerNerd
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Singularity from Driftwood Brewery
4.2 out of 5 based on 163 ratings.
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