Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Lenin's Revenge | Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Lenin's RevengeLenin's Revenge
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
Texas, United States | website

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kjkinsey on 02-03-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
63
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
74.85%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
21
For Trade:
2
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 63
Reviews by carlitos92:
Photo of carlitos92
3.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

No full reviews on this one yet, so I'll step up. Hadn't seen this brew before today, so I figured I'd see how this Houston brewer represents itself.

Served from a bomber, capped with black wax. No date or lot number visible. Label says 9.6% ABV. Poured into a tulip.

Appearance is like a cola, only just slightly darker. Not the opaquest stout out there by far. Also not the thickest. Pours thinner than I would have thought and am slightly disappointed. Just a quick light khaki layer of head that dissipated, leaving nice lacing. The beer coats the glass well.

Smell is raisins, prunes, other dried fruits, along with a little malt. Not extremely strong.

Taste at first is all figs and molasses, followed by a slight roasted malt characteristic which delves into hoppy bitterness. Strange. This finishes almost like a black IPA, which I don't think fits. Softens as it warms, but not enough for me. The opposing flavors (near-cloying dried-fruit sweetness and char/hops) balance on paper, but in practice are less than the sum of their parts. This may be a lot better with some age on it, but right now, it's confused.

Mouthfeel is perhaps the most confounding. It's a lot thicker on the tongue than it pours visually, which I like - but it's quite oily and lingering. Coats your mouth a lot more than expected. With the bitter taste finish combined with the oily close, the best part of this beer is up-front.

This wasn't a "bad" beer, and with a year on it, it might be out of this world - but fresh, it is not something I would seek out again. It's a nice try from a small local brewer that might appeal to some people for sure.

 1,640 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
4.01/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I don't know why this has such horrible reviews. It is a thick and slick stout that is pitch black with a thick tan head. Yes, maybe a little too much hop bitterness that throws it a little out of balance, but nothing to cry about. The feel and body are great. Could use a little more sweetness, but still a stout worth picking up.

 331 characters

Photo of Ben7773
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of RobertH50
4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.76/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of porter0209
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of GRG1313
3.61/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of aknalley
3.78/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robdnl
4.52/5  rDev +37%

Photo of jerefreakinmiah
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Vinyl_on_Tap
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Evango
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.96/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnBender
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of ChiefHopHead
4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of bens0n
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Wayne17
4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

Photo of Andonato
4.1/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dogleg
4/5  rDev +21.2%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Lenin's Revenge from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe