Russian Lullaby | Ladyface Ale Companie

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30 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ladyface Ale Companie
California, United States
ladyfaceale.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by pumptrick on 01-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
30
Reviews:
5
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
10.87%
 
 
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4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives pitch black covered by a mocha head that dissipates; some spots of foam cling

Smell: Roast and chocolate, with a hint of coffee

Taste: Roast forward with chocolate tones; the hops add a a significant citrusy bitterness that complements the coffee; slightly oaky, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: Taste, but not what I would consider a RIS; more like an American Double Stout, given the hops and the lack of a dark fruit character

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Photo of Beerbuddy21
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sillyhed8
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WestCoastBeerDude
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SocalKicks
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of charlzm
3.38/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed June 6th, 2012 at Tony's Darts Away, Burbank, CA.

Appearance: opaque, about a shade browner than black. A very fine tan head that's just a crown around the head of the beer but still manages to provide nice sheeting.

Aroma: chocolate, with coffee accents. A dash of malted milk.

Taste: full, rich and bitter. Slightly chalky coffee and chocolate. Significantly bitter, bordering on too much.

Minimal carbonation prickle and only a little thicker than water.

Not one of the best RISs I've ever had, but the only real flaw is the chalkiness.

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3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Ladyface Ale Companie in Agoura Hills, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A thick foamy curtain of lace forms down the whole glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa nibs, and cocoa powder. Taste is very much the same with some slight coffee flavors. There is a medium roasty bitterness after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good RIS with some pretty roasty aromas and flavors.

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Russian Lullaby from Ladyface Ale Companie
4.14 out of 5 based on 30 ratings.
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