Your Black Heart Russian Imperial Stout | O'Dempsey's

Your Black Heart Russian Imperial StoutYour Black Heart Russian Imperial Stout
196 Ratings
Your Black Heart Russian Imperial StoutYour Black Heart Russian Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Georgia, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by elgiacomo on 11-08-2011

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Photo of bigpatvoodoodad
4.51/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The one I have says brewed and bottled by Thomas Creek Brewery here in Greenville, SC.

A - poured about a 2 finger caramel colored head which dissipated quickly. Pitch black and completely opaque

S - faint chocolately smell

T - start off chocolatey and sweet. Finishes with a bitter dark chocolate with a hint of the alcohol becoming apparent.

M - sticky, sweet and kind of thick. Great example of the style.

O - This is a great imperial stout. Easy to drink and very delicious. Glad I picked this one up to sample

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Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of bmjivi221
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of GABrew
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of brentk56
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Tar black, with an inch of tan foam on top; a few shards of lace are left behind

Smell: Dark chocolate syrup, with a hints of caramel and tobacco

Taste: Dark chocolate dominates, with hints of caramel, tobacco and vanilla, in the middle; the caramel and vanilla come through with more vigor in the finish, but this is still a very chocolatey stout

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied and somewhat creamy; low to moderate carbonation

Overall: More like an American double stout than an RIS, this is a nice beer for what it is though it lacks the depth and complexity of others in either the American or RIS styles

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Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of damienblack
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Extol
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of OregonGrown7
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear but opaque jet black in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some faint dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy dark tan to mocha head that reduces to a couple of medium sized patches of thick film surrounded by a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Overall a very light aroma to this beer which is surprising for the style. There are very light aromas of roasted malts with hints of chocolate and some dark fruits.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of charred roasted malts with some lighter flavors of bittersweet chocolate and light hints of dark fruit (red grape) sweetness. Overall this beer has moderate amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Not bad but I wish that the smell matched in the intensity of the taste of the beer. There are some good notes but it needs to have the alcohol a little more well hidden and a little more sweetness to balance the beer out.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Your Black Heart Russian Imperial Stout from O'Dempsey's
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 196 ratings
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