Big Ass Money Stout
Evil Twin Brewing

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,707
ABV:
17.2%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,275
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 9.38%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
94
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Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  12
Gots
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SCORE
91
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Notes: Collaboration with Lervig
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colts9016 from Idaho

4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

When I read the title Sir Mix-a-lot came to my mind, I got big butts. Evil Twin Brewery has been a few hits and misses with beer for me. Thus far, the stout they have made are satisfying, I would like to put this beer in that category. A refreshing hiss emitted from the can as I popped the top. The beer poured like a thick syrup coming out of the bottle. The alcohol content of this beer is huge, measuring in at 17 percent. The beer is 50 degree and served in a tulip glass. The hard pour of the beer produced a one finger dark tan head. The dark tan head is creamy and billowy with poor retention. The head dissipated fairly quickly leaving no sign of it existences. The color of the beer is SRM 36 dark brown nearly black in color. Since the beer has a high alcohol content, I do not discount the poor head retention. A refreshing hiss emitted from the can as I popped the top.

The aroma in the beer is bready, espresso, dark chocolate, anise, Maillard, smoky, fire, toffee, caramel, figs, alcohol, earthy, floral, dark roasted malts, molasses, toasted sugar, and grassy.

The flavors in the beer are dark Belgium chocolate, dark roasted coffee, anise, vanilla, toasted sugar, fig, alcohol, earthy, floral, esters, dark roasted malts, molasses, smoke, fire, Maillard, bready, toffee, and caramel.

The beer has this impressive mouthfeel creamy, thick, coating and spicy.

The body of the beer is full, low carbonation, and full finish.

I am stunned by the quality this beer has. The balance and harmony are fine-tuned like an Italian Sports Car. I literally had to process this beer. For a non-barrel aged beer, this is impressive. The alcohol is well hidden in this beer. As the beer warms up, the flavors just come alive. Freaking awesome beer.

Apr 18, 2019
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HighOnHoppyPils from Connecticut

4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Definitely lives up to its name. This is a BIG rich beer, that pours, has the color of, and looks like a half quart of heavily used motor oil. Big sweet dark chocolate flavor. It's got about the same mouth feel as heavy cream, but the color is an opaque pitch black. Oddly enough, it smells faintly of pizza... pretty good stuff though, even though I'm not a huge fan of imperial stouts. This one is enjoyable.

Mar 06, 2019
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from an 11.2 fl oz bottle on June 19, 2018. Barrel aged Imperial stout brewed with frozen pizza and dry money'd. Did not smell or taste anything like pizza.

Jul 09, 2018
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter
Bottled in 2015

A- pours a thick and viscous jet black color with a one finger creamy dark brown head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- rich dark roasted malt aroma with notes of caramel, tootsie rolls, anise, figs & raisins, light char. This may be my imagination, but I swear I'm picking up oregano & pizza sauce

T- sweet & malty up front with big sweet chocolate & caramel notes, along with molasses, fig & raisin. The finish is a mix of sweet malt & booze

M- thick and viscous body with moderate carbonation leads to a thick & heavy mouthfeel with an alcohol burn on the linger

O- big & boozy, as expected. A straight forward imperial stout with the pizza part being mostly gimmick. I did however get some Italian spices in the aroma

Apr 21, 2018
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a finger of khaki foam. Head retention is poor with no lacing left behind. Aroma is roasted and toasted malts, booze, caramel, toffee, and molasses. Alcohol content is huge, and pokes a hole in the aroma balloon here. Flavor profile is roasted, toasted, nutted, and biscuit malts with toffee, caramel, and molasses. While it hides most of the alcohol content, the 17%+ ABV still pokes through disrupting the flavor profile. Mouth feel is thick, with a hearty, velvety texture that matches the hearty ABV. Overall, the surreal ABV percentage is apparent in both the aroma and flavor profile, but not grossly so. Otherwise, it's a solid stout.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

Apr 15, 2018
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the Copenhagen Beer Fest. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured a nice dark black hue with a thin mocha head that fades nice and slowly.

S - Aromas of bourbon, chocolate fudge, light roast.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with very nice bourbon and chocolate notes. The malts are rather strong though and almost cloyingly sweet.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and thick, however the finish is incredibly sticky.

O - Overall this beer had loads of potential but the cloying sweetness really overpowered the positive notes of this beer. Very unfortunate.

Serving Type: on tap

Mar 13, 2018
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tap at Copenhagen beerfest
Little head, lacing, pitch black,
Nose big candy malt, roast, char, choc, burnt caramel
Taste very sweet, condensed milk, choc, roast, caramel, cocoa, sticky syrupy booze,
Mouth med bod, decent carb

Oct 20, 2017
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yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: pours thick and pitch black with a small dark tan head.
S: dark chocolate, bakers chocolate. But lacking.
T: starts sweet, then turns to more bitter and alcoholic chocolate. Finishes with alcohol and bitterness.
F: pretty thick, fairly smooth for the abv, but still s bitter finish.

Jan 07, 2017
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 vintage; drank 2/14/16 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Inky midnight black appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small dark khaki head; a small, receding ring of lace.

Red wine, dark chocolate & plum notes in the nose.

Thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Bakers chocolate & sweet strawberry flavors up front; dry red wine notes on the finish. A stiff yet enjoyable sipper; I bet some age might even improve it.

Dec 19, 2016
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superspak from Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into snifter, bottled in 10/2016. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark brown head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toasted dark bread, licorice, raisin, cherry, prune, leather, tobacco, wood smoke, light nuttiness/char, herbal, light pepper/pine, and roast/smokey earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Increasing booze presence in the nose as it warms. Flavors of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toasted dark bread, licorice, raisin, cherry, prune, leather, tobacco, wood smoke, light nuttiness/char, herbal, light pepper/pine, and roast/smokey earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/piney hop and roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toasted dark bread, licorice, raisin, cherry, prune, leather, tobacco, wood smoke, char, herbal, and roast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying/astringent roast flavors after the finish. Light dryness from hop/roast bitterness; lightly increasing through the glass. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy/slick, moderate sticky/chalky, and slightly syrupy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with a small warmth lingering after the finish; with minimal booziness. Overall this is a amazing huge imperial stout! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Nov 11, 2016
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clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a pitch-black body with one-finger khaki head that left little lace. Aroma is boozy with notes of roasted, even burnt, malts, dark fruits and hints of sweetness. Thick, boozy, sticky, a bit of sweetness that is slightly like thick chocolate and notes of dark fruits with a dry finish that has some bread and spice.

Aug 22, 2016
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rex_4539 from Greece

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Jet black color, almost nonexistent brown head, minimal carbonation.

S: Coffee and dark chocolate. Booze.

T: Sweet coffee and dark chocolate. Boozy but not as much as you would think.

F: Not the most drinkable beer in the world but goes down well, despite the enormous ABV. Full bodied.

O: Very interesting beer, good flavor, would gladly have it again.

Jun 21, 2016
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Marius from Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black with a small espresso head that is slow to rise to the surface. Smells like prunes, roasted malts, brewed coffee, molasses and cherries. Bitter-sweet taste, with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, roasted grains, cherries and dried fruit. Full bodied with medium carbonation. The alcohol is quite present in the aftertaste, and the pizza is nowhere to be seen.

Jun 18, 2016
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black with a half finger dark brown head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma is dark toasted malt with light char, molasses, hints of chocolate. Flavor is rich dark toasted malt, dark chocolate, cocoa, hints of dark fruit. Finishes with lightly charred dark toasted malt, chocolate, light hop bitterness and I'll be damned, pizza crust. Thick viscous body with great mouth feel. A great very dark and rich stout with all the great malt, chocolate and light coffee I could hope for. If I tried really hard, I could taste tomato sauce and crust, but I doubt I'm guessing that is just from reading the label. On the other hand, the finish has genuine and distinct baked pizza crust flavor that is a great finish taste for a big stout. The huge ABV is well covered. Really rich and tasty. I bought it despite the pizza ingredients, but they are minimal to non-existent in the taste except for the crust in the finish, which was excellent.

May 21, 2016
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Misanthropy_Sipping from Nebraska

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

For the price and for the ridiculous name and ingredient(s). I could not pass up buying one. At 17.5% ABV too, I means… you can't go too wrong with that. Oh! And it is a stout. Bought this at the good ol' Beertopia, Omaha, NE.

Looks great, pours out of the bottle like spent engine oil. Black as hell and obviously quite viscous. It just rolls into the glass and forms this black mass within the glass! I feel like a rapper after saying that… maybe it is the 17.5%. Anyway, the head is very minimal and thin, settles a bit along the edges of the glass with a deep mocha coloration to it. Has a deep tan, mahogany hue at the edges as well. Where (gasp) some light is noticeable.

The smell is interesting, it is like dark brown sugar and coffee grounds with a hint of toasted bread… pizza crusts? Has some char. A bit of smoke on it. It doesn't blow my mind and it is not pungent, which is actually okay. But doesn't register the instant perma-smile for me.

The taste is sweet but not cloying. Quite roasty… slightly burnt pizza crusts? Maybe! Some of the background sweetness I can see may come out of the tomato sauce on the pizza. I pick this up having done a lot of sweet tomato jams and preserves. There is just something about the sweetness of tomato. It's at least a possibility. I get coffee and char, some tobacco smoke. An herbal bitterness that I can see coming from some nice hops. I actually really enjoy the bitterness on this! It is crossed between the char and the hops. Well done!

Mouthfeel is pretty good. It is dense and reflects the pour pretty well, it has a crunchiness from the carbonation which helps break up the sticky maltiness of the beer. It is actually a bit drinkable for a 17.5% beer. Which is pretty incredible… and dangerous! My only disappointment is that I was wanting a bit of an oily character to this but it does not quite have it. Which is a bit surprising to be honest. It is pretty heavy, but not what I would consider oily on the mouth.

Overall. I was glad I got one, for the price I would probably buy another one. I mean, it has a big hit for what it is and it does taste quite good. This could have went terribly wrong but it didn't. And it is not cloyingly sweet which is great in my opinion. If it were, I would have a serious problem with it. I would recommend it, try one, enjoy it!

Apr 29, 2016
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Kevlee722 from Washington

4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, what an interesting beer. Huge in every way, pours JET black with a very mahogany/tan colored head that starts at about a finger width and disappears int a ring around the glass. Oily coating o the sides of the globe it was poured into. Huge roasted character, all the big stout aromas of chocolate, tobacco, roasted marshmallow, and leathery funk. The taste is intense, mild coffee but tons of bitter 90% chocolate offset by sweet roasted malt, campfire, unlit cigars. Just massive. Mouth-feel is what you'd expect, oily, chewy and viscous but really a nice feeling beer. This beer is just puzzling, but rather enjoyable. Very complex given its gigantic abv. Didn't taste any pizza, but I wanted some when I was done.

Mar 31, 2016
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deaddear from Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Draft at Barley Mow, West Reading Pa

A: Pitch black tar. Minimal lacing but it tries.

S: Raisins, booze, dried fruit, tar

T: Smoke, booze, creosote, molasses. Lot of chocolate and coffee.

M: Creamy smooth for the ABV

O: Definite sipper but we'll done. Suspect it might age we'll.

Mar 13, 2016
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57md from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have generally sworn off Evil Twin beers because I think that they are across-the-board overrated.
However, when I saw this huge stout at my favorite beer bar, I simply could not resist trying it.

Pours a deep dark brown with ruby edges and almost a finger of head. The nose has a decent roasted quality to it. The flavor is rich and roasty with a hint of oak. The alcohol gets in the way pretty quickly.

As for the pizza and money added, I will assume that it is a joke (no pizza notes were detectable and who the hell knows what money tastes like). I definitely deducted points in the overall for the asinine hype.

Mar 08, 2016
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teromous from Virginia

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It pours thick like motor oil and is black as ink. The head is short and is a dark khaki color. Not much head retention or lacing but it maintains a nice chocolate milk colored ring. The head actually formed much nicer and lasted quite a bit longer than I expected given the very high ABV % of the beer.

Aroma: I'm getting a strong woody scent like fresh cut pine boards. There isn't a strong alcohol aroma but it is there. It smells a bit like a chocolate liqueur.

Taste: It has a dark chocolate flavor to the beer but it isn't that bitter; about the range of a 70% cocoa bar but I'd have to do a side by side test to really be sure. It has a bit of a fruity taste too...almost like a plum. There's some brown sugar or molasses flavor to the beer.

Mouthfeel: It has a very thick and full bodied mouthfeel. It's so smooth and yet it finishes with a light crisp touch. It's absolutely perfect and it really showcases the beer wonderfully.

Overall: I think they really hit it out of the park with this beer. So the beer says it is brewed with frozen pizza on the label. I don't know what that really does for this beer because it doesn't taste like pizza to me. This is just a well crafted amazing tasting beer. At 17.5% ABV it barely shows its teeth and it has a wonderful classic imperial stout flavor. I really enjoyed the beer. I would drink it again. If you like imperial stouts this one is for you.

Feb 23, 2016
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Stevedore from Oregon

3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle served into a snifter glass.

Dark black body, opaque, half finger white head, no retention or lacing. Smell is a lot of garlic, but also a fair bit of cocoa, milk chocolate, char, roast, espresso, even a bit of dark fruit. It's OK, but the garlic is honestly gross. Flavour is similar to the nose, a lot of the base stout with lots of cocoa, chocolate, espresso, roast, but the garlic is similarly strong here, and even a bit of freshly cut pepper. Mouthfeel is full bodied at least, low but appropriate carbonation. Tough one to drink down, a fairly intense beer in a less than optimal way.

Feb 22, 2016
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FlandersNed from Indiana

3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle. Brewed with frozen pizza (?!?) and heard a rumor it has money in it too!; if so, at $16 you could be literally & figuratively pissing your money away!

Pitch brown color with a low, dark brown foamstand. Smelled and tasted of thick, oily dark malts, with molasses/treacle, brewer's licorice and other light spices, lightly burnt sugar and charred wood, chocolate liqueur, roasted orchard and stone fruits, cognac barrel and some earthy/savory/soy/umami notes (were there mushrooms on that pizza?).

Heavy mouthfeel (one of the most viscous beers I've had), with lower carbonation (though not lacking in this bruiser): Hid the 17.5% ABV fairly well.

Feb 22, 2016
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours like 10,000 mile motor oil with thin layer of caramel colored head, falls away quickly. Much viscosity, below average lacing & head retention

S: Carob, raisin, a little plum

T: Follows the nose, much red pepper & a little a licorice up front. More heat, some carob and some plum as this warms. Finishes with a little dryness, carob & a little figgyness

MF: Semi-chewy with slight carbonation

This was decent, but nothing to get worked up about, certainly not worth the price

Feb 19, 2016
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Jack_Malts from Virginia

4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Well, this is pretty much just another really awesome massive stout from evil twin, like even more jesus turned up to 11. So if you like evil twin stouts, you'll probably friggin love this. I know I do.

The beer is absolutely beautiful, and is worth a purchase just to look at the damn thing. BIG MOTOR OIL BLACK VISCOUS DEEP BROWN HEAD. Everything you want from this kind of event.

Smells great too, bitter cocoa, berries, booze, coffee, pine. The taste sort of falls off as a bit of a disappointment when compared to it, however it still has a big boozy chocolate umami that is utterly irresistible, along with plenty of espresso and pine.

Mouth feel? Could have been more full I guess... Pretty drinkable for this ABV. Really just killer though.

All I'll say is that this beer is awesomely complex and huge, and at a relatively reasonable price (10$ for my bottle) it would be foolish not to pick this one up if you see it. The frozen pizza? You can't taste it? Whatever, at least this beer is awesome. Get some!

(Also I like this more than even more jesus, and it's around the same price point with a much higher ABV, so....)

Feb 17, 2016
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Czequershuus from Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours jet black with a small milk chocolate colored head. The aroma is fruity at first, presenting a strong note of blueberry. This is accompanied by molasses, yeast, licorice, bourbon, lets be honest - booze, and as it warms up more cinnamon spice. The flavor leads with dark molasses, licorice, cinnamon, a touch of salinity, and if I am not crazy I think I can taste the pizza crust. There is also some chocolate that comes across as brownie. The mouthfeel is surprisingly not to thick or syrupy, it is thin for a stout, which helps with how rich this beer is. There is very little carbonation. Overall this is a perfectly nice stout, with an awesome kick, and plenty of complex flavors. The story alone with worth the price of this bottle, but it does deliver a very nice beer that reminds me a bit of Bells Expedition. I am also happy to say that this was my 500TH BEER! Yay!

Feb 13, 2016
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Wasted_Youth from Indiana

3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Instantly smells like boozy chocolate. Super thick black chocolate, caramel, coffee, piney hops, some tobacco like flavors. There isn't as much booze to the taste as I imagined, but it still gives your throat a slight burn. It's good, it's just a more boozy typical RIS.

Feb 10, 2016
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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 94 ratings