Rudie Can't Fail | Phantom Canyon Brewing Company

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Phantom Canyon Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by beergoot on 01-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.04/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cherry imperial stout. The name comes from a Clash song of the same name that appeared on their "London Calling" album. The yeast used is from McEwan Brewery, Scotland (the above taken from the bartender's information sheet). I wasn't sure whether to place this one in the Russian imperial stout category (i.e., ABV) or American stout. I opted for the latter.

Poured into a snifter and arrived jet black in body with a thin head that left a thin coat of foam along the inside of the glass. Cherries are immediately apparent when sniffing the brew; soft, roasted grain and malt background. Sweet and tart cherry flavors meld nicely with a lightly charred toastiness; very well-done hop bitterness to balance out the cherries and malt sweetness; light alcohol bite. Smooth and velvety on the tongue; medium bodied, dry finish.

A very good cherry stout; nicely balanced, rich, and complex. All the flavors mesh well and keep the edge off the relatively high alcohol presence. A good, mid-winter sipper...

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Rudie Can't Fail from Phantom Canyon Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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