Remy's Pappy
Taps Fish House & Brewery

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Taps Fish House & Brewery
California, United States
Russian Imperial Stout
4.51 | pDev: 8.43%
Aug 11, 2019
Feb 16, 2014
Notes: For Remmy's Pappy, we filled barrels from an exceptional Bourbon distillery with our award-winning Imperial Russian Stout and let them steep for many months the transformation result in a beer similar to our original Remy: rich and roasty, with incredible flavors of marshmallow, coconut, and dark fruit, with additional layers of chocolate ganache and rare whiskey goodness. Enjoy!
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Reviewed by rand from California

4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
750 mL wax-tipped cap, into a giant tulip glass

2013 batch

The brew is jet-black in color, thin: not as viscous as you’d expect for they style. Wispy head quickly dissipates.

The nose is of licorice and coffee, burnt sugar and bourbon. Cocoa and oak join the mix, with plenty of alcohol volatiles ushering its aromas.

Vanilla-forward flavors combine with oaky nuances, cocoa, coffee, hints of mint and carob. There’s a sort of tasty cola thing going on, maybe approaching Dr. Pepper, but not at all cloying.

Relatively thin mouthfeel let’s its flavors speak for themselves, without seemingly pushing them into every crevice of your palate.

One of more drinkable and tasty barrel-aged brews I’ve ever had. No problem throwing this back all by myself.
Aug 11, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Narthax from Texas

Sep 30, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by mltobin from Connecticut

Sep 29, 2017
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Reviewed by lupercmda from North Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a dark brownish black with a nice 1 inch head that quickly dissipates. Smells of roasted marshmallows and vanilla. Nice smooth courbin taste with a oaky vanilla finish. A little thin on mouthfeel.
Sep 29, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Eternal218 from California

Sep 28, 2017
Rated: 4.75 by AndrewPalmer from Minnesota

Sep 23, 2017
Rated: 4.43 by BeerZombies1 from Nevada

Sep 23, 2017
Rated: 3.72 by Keeling from California

Sep 23, 2017
Rated: 5 by PC_Principal from Texas

Sep 21, 2017
Rated: 4.52 by tmbgnicu from Pennsylvania

Sep 20, 2017
Rated: 4.42 by kash2112 from Arizona

Sep 20, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by clay23 from New York

Sep 19, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Aug 08, 2017
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Reviewed by gibgink from Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Okay, so my experience with Remy's Pappy. This was presented to me as "hey try this...I've been told this is infected, but I've kept it cold ever might be able to taste a bit of infection on the end." So obviously my expectations were not high from the start. That being said, I really didn't pick up any infection issues, although my palate is not the super trained "oh my god so much green pepper" as some. And even though infection was not detected by me, nothing else of worth was either. Maybe it was too cold? Not sure, it just wasn't very memorable after the warning to warrant a decent rating. To sum it up in one word, "meh".
Apr 24, 2017
Rated: 4 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia

Feb 27, 2017
Rated: 4.85 by AMCimpi from New York

Feb 22, 2017
Rated: 3.45 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Jan 17, 2017
Rated: 4.49 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Jan 01, 2017
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Reviewed by shehateme from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
This is a batch 1 Remys pappy infection here instead it is a thick, chewy perfectly balanced bourbon aged stout . Still has a nice bourbon heat even after a few years in the cellar some hints of vanilla,coconut and marshmallows from the wood , plus a nice chocolaty flavor that is a real treat . The thickness of this stout is amazing .... Extremely viscous it coats the side of the glass ....a truly world class ba stout .....glad I got to try it
Nov 06, 2016
Rated: 4.64 by ArtZan from New Jersey

Oct 28, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by xdtfx from Illinois

Sep 27, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by pants678 from California

Sep 11, 2016
Rated: 3.21 by TheStoutHound from Wisconsin

Jul 17, 2016
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Reviewed by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

2.58/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2
Smell is actually pretty good and doesn't clearly show any signs of being off. Even the initial flavor is still decent, but after that the infection rears its ugly head and it's a whole lot of unpleasant, chart cherry. Truly sad.
Jul 16, 2016
Rated: 4.54 by aasher from Indiana

Jul 15, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky

Jul 04, 2016
Rated: 4.59 by Gtreid from Florida

Jul 02, 2016
Rated: 4.47 by ptrck_nl from Netherlands

Jul 01, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Jul 01, 2016
Rated: 4.4 by maljay26 from Florida

Jun 12, 2016
Rated: 4.85 by yumbeer from Florida

Jun 12, 2016
Rated: 3.83 by PSU_Mike from Pennsylvania

May 29, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by devilfluff from New Jersey

May 27, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by mklisz from New Hampshire

May 24, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

May 20, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona

May 17, 2016
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Reviewed by cultclassic89 from Texas

4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Small pour, I'll remember what I can.

L: Black and mocha head, but maybe a little thin?

S: Very rich bourbon, roast, dark fruits and some chocolate.

T: Very much the same. The rich bourbon is great and makes up for the lack of brownie batter, but that brownie quality would make it a 5.

F: A bit thin here, doesn't have that thick chewiness that I want out of the style.

O: Great BA RIS with a wonderful bourbon quality, but not worth what it takes.
Apr 05, 2016
Rated: 4.49 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania

Feb 13, 2016
Rated: 4.55 by mychalg9 from Illinois

Feb 04, 2016
Rated: 4.48 by SimcoeKid from California

Jan 24, 2016
Remy's Pappy from Taps Fish House & Brewery
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 371 ratings