Death | Backlash Beer Company

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4.02/5
Exceptional
88 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by HighLowJack on 12-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,369
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
88
pDev:
6.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by Andrew041180:
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4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Arrived with about a finger's worth of brown head. It retained well, but not forever. Thin skimming of head remains and leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. The highlight? There was a candle on the bar and whenever I took a sip the candle projected ruby highlights through the blackness. Fantastic.

S - Nothing significant here. Mostly roasted malt.

T - I loved it. Not overly complex, but maybe that's why. Finally I get to enjoy a stout that doesn't have that burned coffee taste. Just a hint of sweetness, and dominated by roasted malt. The sweetness is something of a dark, bitter chocolate flavor. No alcohol flavor, but just enough heat for you to know that this has a punch behind it.

M - Fantastic! Full-bodied. Little bit of a carbonation feel, but impossible to see that. Mildly dry finish with a bit of a tingle on the tongue. Lingering flavors, but finally in a good way!

O - Best stout of any variety I've had to date. Can't recommend enough.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of AshlandNacho
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 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 alienlifeforcecube
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Zach_Attack
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Denzo
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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

Photo of Bjlps
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Photo of Peter1977
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Hendrick24
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of dental
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of jaydoc
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | 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 wshinevar
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryzo
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Massbmx
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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 AnitaBrewski
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of adjunctlager
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of BigOldOaf
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours pitch black with an eighth inch, beige head.

S - Smells delicious, mostly of dark chocolate and a hint of coffee.

T - The taste, unfortunately, doesn't follow the nose as much as I'd like. It's a bit one dimensional as the roasted malts dominate. There are some hints of bitter coffee and chocolate in there as well. Charred aftertaste lingers for a while.

M - Definitely the right body for an imperial stout. Thick, but not to the point of syrupy, and nice carbonation.

O - This is definitely a solid beer. Not one of the best imperial stouts I've had but it gets the job done. If there was more nuance in the taste it would help the score quite a bit. It's definitely worth a try.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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