Terrapin Big Daddy Vlady's Russian Imperial Stout | Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Big Daddy Vlady's Russian Imperial StoutTerrapin Big Daddy Vlady's Russian Imperial Stout
248 Ratings
Terrapin Big Daddy Vlady's Russian Imperial StoutTerrapin Big Daddy Vlady's Russian Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.25%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Side Project #13

Added by jsanford on 11-05-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Terrapin Big Daddy Vlady's Russian Imperial Stout pours a pitch black colour, we're talking total f****n' darkness along a cream toned crown with ashen intervals (ash grey-to-light brown). Very stable, thick, and dense.

S: Soy, some toffee, hints of charcoal, maybe molasses, somewhat sour backdrop.

T: Honey, cream, a gentle sourness (reminiscent of ripe granny smith-apples), some raisins. Chocolate mousse, comes to mind, yet it's mild in sweetness. Hints of charcoal, burnt malt and
bitter cocoa linger in the threads that is the aftertaste.

M: Creamy, full, smooth, rich (what'd you expect?).

O: Stable, strong, pleasant. Very balanced. GREAT!

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4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A black beer, hints of red, a tan/almost brown head, good lacing and good curtains.

Smelling of dried dark fruits, chocolate and a whiff of licorice.

Tasting brown bread crust, dates, coffee, soy sauce and some bourbon.

Little carbonation, small soft bubbles, thick, smooth and oily, a huge body and light dry finish.

Very well balanced, a real treat and the perfect finish of an evening.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Deep Dark Black, a fingers worth of a mocha head with little retention

Smell - Chocolate, coffee, burnt toast, roasted malts, deep dark fruits, prunes, dates, figs.

Taste - dark fruits, roasted malts, chocolate, espresso, kind of one dimensional

Mouthfeel - a little thin

Overall - nothing spectacular here, kind of a one note stout but still tasty and not bad by any means

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. $8.99 from Neds. I think its a year old by now.

Appearance: Pours black, not the darkest, but black. Deep brown head with very brief retention. Some small spots of lacing.

Smell: Interestingly smells a little hot of booze. There is some chocolaty malt, old coffee, and charcoal. Its OK.

Taste: A little better than the smell, but pretty simple. Chocolate and roasted malt, with fairly pronounced roasted bitterness and a sharp alcohol bitterness.

Mouthfeel: A little on the thin side for an RIS. The roast is drying on the finish.

Overall: Its boring, and too bitter, roasty, and boozy.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Terrapin Big Daddy Vlady's Russian Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 248 ratings
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