Remy | Taps Fish House & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Taps Fish House & Brewery
California, United States
tapsbrea.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Remy is a travel buddy whose life, at times, has rivaled that of the world's most interesting men -- free-spirited, adventurous, social, and with a penchant for fast women, whiskey, and beer: the perfect inspiration for something truly special. We filled eight Heaven Hill bourbon barrels with our award-winning Imperial Russian Stout and let them sleep for eight months. The transformation resulted in a beer that is rich and roasty, with incredible flavors of marshmallow, coconut, and dark chocolate. We hope you enjoy this very limited release -- that it inspires you to try something new and that it makes you a little more interesting as well!

Added by womencantsail on 01-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
101
Reviews:
25
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.03%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Chris for sharing this one at Benny’s tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon, and wood. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick and a woody finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a great smell and some tasty flavors.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Knapp85
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured out as a nice deep black color with a very thin head on top. The smell of the beer has quite a bit of bourbon on the nose, Subtle roasted chocolate and some vanilla too. The taste of the beer had more oaky bourbon and some of the roasted malts peaking through. The feel was very nice. Overall this beer was nice!

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with slight transparency. Nice khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Bourbon. Cola. Lots of caramel. Chocolate.

Taste - Wow, a lot of bourbon. Oaky bourbon. Sharp. Chocolate. A little fudgy. More cola here. Tons of caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy and sweet. Medium carbonation. Strong bourbon, but not overly boozy.

Overall - Yum. That's all I got.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.23/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle available only for on-premises consumption at Taps in Brea.

A: The pour is essentially black with a finger of khaki colored head that has pretty nice retention.

S: At first, the bourbon and oak really overwhelms the beer, which is a good thing. Unfortunately, as it opens up, the base beer comes through. I pick up its usual traits of rubber cement and harsh rubbing alcohol. The chocolate, vanilla, and roast can't really cover it up.

T: Like with the nose, the beer starts off alright, but the flaws begin to show through. Begins with chocolate, bourbon, oak, licorice, and dark fruits. The alcohol starts to become a bit abrasive as it warms up.

M: The body is medium, nothing amazing for an imperial stout, with a smooth carbonation.

D: This is significantly better than the base beer, so the idea that -bal aging can help out a bad beer proves itself true, but it only does so much.

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4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by durwoodx. Thanks Darrell.

The beer is dark brown, nearing black, with a finger of beige head that leaves some decent lacing on the snifter. The aroma is of bourbon, roast, and alcohol. Nice flavor, though a fair amount of alcohol strength comes through. Quite toasty as well. A nice imperial stout. More complexity and a smoother feel would improve this beer. Good stuff.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Properly cellared 2013 bottle, poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque in the glass and a fine one finger brown head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, bourbon, milk chocolate, wet leather, hint of vanilla; very bourbon forward. Flavor is also bourbon forward; bourbon, dark toasted malt, vanilla, bitter baking chocolate, light char. Finishes boozy and with just a hint of sour cherry, like a baltic porter. Medium bodied with active carbonation. A pleasant barrelled imperial stout, quite bourbon forward, reminiscent of a boilermaker with a heavy pour of whisky. The malt body is almost not heavy enough to meet the intense barrel flavors, but does enough. Lots of good barrel flavors of vanilla, dark fruit, wood and light char. Although I wished for a bit more intense malt flavor, this was a tasty barreled stout. The hints of sour cherry in the finish may indicate that it is reaching it's cellaring age, but I was not able to try this fresh to know for sure. Very enjoyable, glad I found this.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ShanePB
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Little 375 provided by Buckeyeboy for an impromptu mid-week tasting. Brownish head rises and drops pretty quickly... spotty lacing.

Nose is big and boozy... bourbon soaked tootsie rolls.. surprisingly good.

Flavor mirrors the nose with some background dark malt... long finish. Very rich and decadent.

Body is a bit light probably accentuated by the massive ABV.

Thanks Jeremy... Surprised I have not heard of this gem.

3.75/4.25/4.50/3.75/4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage opened in 2016. Pitch black color. The nose is a good blend of sweet bourbon and with strong stout background. The taste has more bourbon, but muted slightly due to age with hints of dark fruit. Finish is not perfect but still very enjoyable. A great beer to enjoy.

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3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

doing a side by side with Pappy Remy and Remy(2013)!

poured into TG snifter.

Appearance: black bodied beer with thick cap of tan head. looks identical to pappy remy. booze legs and minimal staining.

Smell: slight roast and nutty notes. milk chocolates, brown sugar and tobacco. hint of black licorice and slight oxidation.

Taste: sweet tobacco and dry cocoa with milk chocolate for good measure. brown sugar and caramel. hint of black licorice. vanilla and bourbon are mellow.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with almost moderate carbonation levels. this has a better feel that Pappy Remy. Maybe a little bit more carbonation made this feel thicker than pappy remy. not a boozey as pappy remy either.

Overall: Remy is still a really nice BA stout. those heaven hills barrels are always a great choice for barrel aging; they are a staple of barrel aging.

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Remy from Taps Fish House & Brewery
4.21 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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