Remy's Pappy
Taps Fish House & Brewery

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Taps Fish House & Brewery
California, United States
Stout - Russian Imperial
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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4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by rand from California

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
4.5 by Narthax from Texas on Sep 30, 2017
4.29 by mltobin from Connecticut on Sep 29, 2017
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4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by lupercmda from North Carolina

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
4.5 by Eternal218 from California on Sep 28, 2017
4.75 by AndrewPalmer from Minnesota on Sep 23, 2017
4.43 by BeerZombies1 from Nevada on Sep 23, 2017
3.72 by Keeling from California on Sep 23, 2017
5 by PC_Principal from Texas on Sep 21, 2017
4.52 by tmbgnicu from Pennsylvania on Sep 20, 2017
4.42 by kash2112 from Arizona on Sep 20, 2017
4.24 by clay23 from New York on Sep 19, 2017
4.27 by Bunuelian from Minnesota on Aug 08, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by gibgink from Missouri

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
4 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia on Feb 27, 2017
4.85 by AMCimpi from New York on Feb 22, 2017
3.45 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Jan 17, 2017
4.49 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Jan 01, 2017
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4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by shehateme from Massachusetts

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
4.64 by ArtZan from New Jersey on Oct 28, 2016
4.5 by xdtfx from Illinois on Sep 27, 2016
4.5 by pants678 from California on Sep 11, 2016
3.21 by TheStoutHound from Wisconsin on Jul 17, 2016
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2.58/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2
by Dactrius from Wisconsin

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
4.54 by aasher from Indiana on Jul 15, 2016
4.5 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky on Jul 04, 2016
4.59 by Gtreid from Florida on Jul 02, 2016
4.47 by ptrck_nl from Netherlands on Jul 01, 2016
4.16 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey on Jul 01, 2016
4.4 by maljay26 from Florida on Jun 12, 2016
4.85 by yumbeer from Florida on Jun 12, 2016
3.83 by PSU_Mike from Pennsylvania on May 29, 2016
4.5 by devilfluff from New Jersey on May 27, 2016
4.25 by mklisz from New Hampshire on May 24, 2016
4.5 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on May 20, 2016
4.5 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona on May 17, 2016
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4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by cultclassic89 from Texas

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
4.49 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania on Feb 13, 2016
4.55 by mychalg9 from Illinois on Feb 04, 2016
4.48 by SimcoeKid from California on Jan 24, 2016
Remy's Pappy from Taps Fish House & Brewery
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 371 ratings