Red Fox | Joseph James Brewing Inc.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Joseph James Brewing Inc.
Nevada, United States
jjbrewco.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Russian Imperial Stout brewed with chocolate and roasted barley malts. This beer has essences of chocolate and roasted coffee and compliments many desserts. This heavy bodied beer is 9.3% ABV, 80 IBU's and is best enjoyed at 55°F-60°F.

Added by JBogan on 01-28-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,596
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
131
pDev:
15.95%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It pours black leaving a mocha colored head that dissipated quickly. Minimal foamy ringy lacing is left in my nonic. The smell has the chocolate notes up front coming forward in a roasty way. The taste is sweet having the chocolate dominate the mouth in the same roasty way yet there is still a slight bitterness coming through. The palate is medium to heavy and coats the mouth in a creamy smooth wonderful way. Overall, pretty good RIS.

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Photo of AndyM789
3.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaketaz
3.84/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bammer21
2.54/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JDW4195
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Root
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jordanian2
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brittanylicious
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heysuz
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zak333
3.99/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.36/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking black color with a creamy tan finger's worth of head. Lingering lacing sticks and then slides into the beer.
The smell starts off with thick luscious milk chocolate, dark fruits, light vanilla and as it warms a light cake - like breadiness.
The taste was sweet and thick through previously mentioned flavors. Subtle roastiness comes out in the taste. There's a slick sweet malty aftertaste leading into the finish.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fairly decent sipping to sessionable quality about it. Carbonation feels good.
Overall, good RIS, willing to have again but maybe not necessarily one to really seek out.

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Photo of halo3one
3.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GallowsThief
3.09/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Magister_Beav
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of miggs3030
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrJolly
4.37/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

This was good, but less intense than most imperial stouts.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.61/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matthew607
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tonedef
3.94/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Despite the mixed reviews on this beer I had no issue with it..motor oil black with nice espresso and chocolate on the nose..taste was similar to smell with a medium body..the wife and I enjoyed it..

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Photo of mazo
4.16/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Awesome stout. Light fruity flavor. Light texture. As far as looks it looks like a nice thick stout. Different stout for me but I love it!

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Photo of TequilaVoodoo
3.72/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzlyo
3/5  rDev -14.5%

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Red Fox from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 131 ratings