Death | Backlash Beer Company

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4.02/5
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88 Ratings
DeathDeath
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Backlash Beer Company
Massachusetts, United States
backlashbeer.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by HighLowJack on 12-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,518
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
88
pDev:
6.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wshinevar
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DefenCorps
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can from Bridge Liquors in Newport. Canned on 16 Nov 2017.

Jet black with a large dark brown head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks excellent. The nose is rich and roasty with bitter dark chocolate, cacao nibs, strong black coffee with a hint of chicory and a mild dried cherry note. The palate opens with a delicious roasted malt flavor - lightly sweetened dark chocolate, bitter and roasty with a clean fruity undercurrent. There's coffee, dark and bitter, with a touch of cream. Medium-full in body with moderate carbonation, this beer finishes long, bitter, roasty and quite nice. Recommended.

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Photo of brureview
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Opaque deep chocolate brown with a 2F head.

Roasted malt aroma, some vanilla.

Creamy smooth MF.

Complex taste with roasted malt, layers of chocolate.

Smooth finish, no bitterness.

Excellent IS, especially the blend of roasted malt and chocolate in the taste.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdhilt
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a three finger tan head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Roasted chocolate nose and taste is bittersweet chocolate. High ABV (9%) is hidden. Good but there are better imp stouts like Wicked Weed El Paraiso. $4.10 for a 12oz can from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of Craig-er
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful black brew with chocolate color foam. The head dissipates fairly quickly. Smell consists of some faint coffee and espresso. Taste full bodied and luscious. This is the strong point of this beer. Feel is a tad bit dry with some bitter dark chocolate.
Overall, a sublime brew that I would seek out again.
Purchased from Kittery Maine Craft Beer store.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black color with a thick tan head. Some pretty lace.
Chocolate and roasted malt aroma.
Strong bittersweet chocolate taste. Some coffee. Char in the finish.
Medium-bodied.

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Photo of AirBob
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft. Sample pour. Poured quite dark. Body looks reasonably viscous. Aroma is straightforward. Chocolate, roast, coffee, booze, fudge. Flavor is equally as direct. Fudgy and syrupy chocolate. Roasted malt. Some java. A slight sting of alcohol. Just a bit of burnt malt. Slight velvety feel. Creamy but the body isn't super viscous. This will get it done but don't expect anything you haven't experienced before.

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Photo of zbooks
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeverSettle
3.31/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bilco
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide8425
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WasupBeerQueen
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Petegrieco
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cheld
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste is cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and oats. The oats were a prominent taste and a nice surprise. Really enjoyed this beer and I ordered a second glass. Best thing I have had from Backlash.

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Photo of DarkLordPsycho
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of parris
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZBR101
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Death from Backlash Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 88 ratings