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Mail Order Bride | Bare Hands Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bare Hands Brewery
Indiana, United States
barehandsbrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,356
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
50
pDev:
6.64%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ssitron
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of colts9016
3.72/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Got this beer through a BIF, super stoked to try this beer. One of my favorite style of beer. Read a few reviews and the they vary from good to bad. Served in a snifter at 50 degrees. A gentle pour into the glass produced a one finger creamy light tan head. The head has great retention. The head left lacing on the glass. The color the beer is SRM 37 a dark brown nearly black in color. The beer does present with a few carbonation bubbles on the sides of the glass.

The aromas in the beer are char, burnt sugar, molasses, dark roasted malts, espresso, dark chocolate, caramel and stone fruit.

The flavors in the beer are more char than normal, molasses, dark roasted malt, huge espresso, bittersweet dark chocolate, caramel, stone fruit, earth,

The mouthfeel of the beer is chewy and rich.

The body of the beer is full, low carbonation, and a full finish.

This beer has an overly aggressive smokey char note in the beer that detracts from the overall harmony and balance in the beer. The smokey char note has a touch of maillard in the overtly smokiness of the beer. The other flavors in the beer are good. a fairly decent RIS.

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Photo of BAsbill
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gspirit
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.42/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Released 3/26/18; drank 5/18/18 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance.

A violent pour yielded a huge tan head; frothy lace.

Burnt black coffee, fresh earth & dark chocolate notes in the nose.

Thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Burnt black coffee, caramel & fresh earth flavors.

If the point of a RIS is to be brutal & tough to finish...bravo. Not for me.

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Photo of nsiergiej
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

I was excited to see this now available in 4-packs of pint cans, given Bare Hands' stellar and growing reputation. This one is dated March 26, so it's hyper-fresh from being self-distributed. It doesn't disappoint!

Half a finger of head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving little trace behind on top of the inky beer, a nearly-black brown but thick enough to produce some legs when swirled. Heavy on chocolate malts and aromatic, floral hops. Very smooth on the tongue, low-to-moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry finish. Really enjoyable. I've had the Ride the Bride variation with chocolate and coffee added, in both fresh and barrel-aged variants, but I just might prefer the base beer right here.

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Photo of johnverduin
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nwhittin
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Viperman1316
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: thin toffee colored head and pitch black beer.
S: a lot of roastiness. Roasty coffee. Smells like a coffee house
T: like the nose, very roasty and a lot of coffee.
F: has a very nice body that is thick and leaves behind the roastiness to enjoy.
O: just a very solid Russian imperial.

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Photo of Grovejr20
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwvman
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jet black pour, no light leakage on the edges, chewy, tan head. Aromas are some char, dark chocolate, and heavy stone fruit.

The stone fruit is front and center on the taste, but then the dark chocolate sneaks in and lifts this up a couple of notches. Very well executed by Bare Hands.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RichH55
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LloydDobler
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle share. Big burn up front, but still drinkable. Inky black pour, airy beige head. Roasty, chocolaty, syrupy. Deliciousness. Heat kept coming, but beautiful body and flavors won the day.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Mail Order Bride from Bare Hands Brewery
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 50 ratings