Red Fox | Joseph James Brewing Inc.

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130 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
130
Reviews:
46
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
16.09%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Photo of cpetrone84
3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

pour is a viscous opaque black with a very dark mahogany brown head. Nose is a bit all over the place. Heavy roast, sugary malt, licorice and lightly nutty. Taste is also a bit flabby, not quite as roasty up front but there is an assertive roasted coffee and bitterness that lingers through the finish. Sweet dark malt, a touch sugary, faint licorice, and some dark berry towards the back of the palate. The body is thick, light carbonation, thins in the finish and actually a touch empty.

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2.74/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into Duvel Green tulip. Thanks for this one Rizalini.

A: Pours near black with a thick, bubbly, dark tan head that slowly faded into a thick fuzzy film.
S: I get rich notes of chocolate, roasted malt, toasted marshmallows with a hint of dark fruits.
T: Roasted flavors dominate. The chocolate is there as well alongside a bit of char. The finish is lightly fruity with flavors of prunes and raisins, and the aftertaste is bitter, smoky, and lightly alcoholic.
M: Ample, fizzy carbonation – a bit too much. Body is a bit too light as well, and the mouthfeel is spritzy and a little rough around the edges.
O: Not terrible but needs some work. The carbonation is distracting, and the flavors are thin and burnt.

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4.1/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

635th review on BA
Bottle to snifter
22oz

App- a very dark brown bordering on black at the pour. A garnet edged color as it settles in the glass. A big two finger head gives way to maybe 1/8" ring of bubbles as the beer falls. No leg, no stick.

Smell- When you first pour and smell its much more alive on the nose. The roast and coffee notes are pronouced with a splash of hops. As it settles and warms its very much A bit of ethanol alcohol on the nose.

Taste- Almost follows the nose to the T but just fades even more. The roast and coffee seem to have faded altogether and are replaced with almost a straight ethanol blast on the tounge.

Mouth- medium bodied and medium carbonated. The roast and hops stay.

Drink- Had to bring home some local brews from LV and have so far not been too pleased. Over the top malt bomb IPAs and now a fast fading stout with too big an ethanol flavor.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I felt it necessary to review this beer jus to warn people of the massive head I got when pouring this....I got an overflow after pouring roughly half the bottle, so be careful when pouring this.

Overall this Imperial stout is pretty good. Pours a dark mocha, almost black, with a nice fluffy tan head. Smell is dark malt, not sure which malts exactly but very inviting with an almost tangy characteristic to it. Taste is smooth dark malt, small alcohol burn on the back end, chocolate on the finish with a very nice aftertaste. May be a bit overcarbed but doesnt detract from the beer. Good body on this one. Overall I am pleased with this beer, nothing mindblowing but I would definitely buy it again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber purchased at Total Wine in Spokane for $4.99. This is my second beer from this brewery (the first was rather grim) and from the state of Nevada. No freshness date on the bottle.

Poured a very dark shade of brown, almost black, that allowed no light to penetrate and looked like it had a crude oil-like viscosity when it was poured into a large version of the Sam Adams new model glass. Huge, creamy-looking mocha-colored head. Lots of sticky, spiderweb-like lace left on the sides of the glass.

Aromas of brown sugar, mollasses, dark chocolate and prunes greet the nose. Seems a little on the sweet end, but not too far.

Surprisingly well-balanced tasting. I worried I was in for a sugar bomb, but although the sweet aspects do kick in first, they are almost immediately balanced by a bitterness that keeps things from getting cloying. Mild drynes at the swallow.

The body is somewhere between medium and full, with a mouthfeel that is both creamy and coating. It definitely leaves itself affixed to the palate.

A surprisingly good RIS. I would definitely drink this again, and would love it in a 12oz bottle.

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Red Fox from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
3.48 out of 5 based on 130 ratings.
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