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Brewed by:
Gigantic Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
giganticbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by artoolemomo on 11-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
76
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.07%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

*transferred from old notes*
22oz bomber poured into brandy snifter. The first impression, which could be detected while I was pouring without even getting my nose into the glass, was a heavy sugary sweetness. After pouring, when I finally stuck my nose in there, it evolved into a caramel aroma with some trace licorice. The licorice fades and gives way to a slight banana aroma, which, in turn, becomes more raisin-esque; although I feel yogurt covered raisins does it better justice. There’s also some notable alcohol and dark fruit in the nose. It poured a dark, opaque reddish-brown color with a soapy brown head which reduces to a light film. The small bubbles cascade, not really leaving much lacing. A medium-heavy does of a chocolate cake bittersweet is what greets the tongue. While still shaking off some of the chill of the refrigerator, a near pure dark chocolate / rich cacao full body flavor hits. The sticky, syrupy beer finishes with a mellow alcohol warmth with a minor hop-like, floral finish. It leaves a lingering chocolate cake taste in the mouth. As it warms up, some milky caramel smoothness comes through. Even more towards the end of the bottle, the aroma starts to teeter between the yogurt-covered raisins and a banana cream pie (it doesn’t seem to stay in one place between alternating sips). During the last sips, a smooth banana with a slight alcohol bite take over - although this finish abruptly returns you to the chocolate cake mouth-coating, but now with some alcohol (I didn’t find it as quite as pleasing as that last statement might sound - it’s a bit of a harsh turn, but, then again, I was never a huge fan of chocolate cake).

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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Half year old bottle, stored in the fridge. Pours pitch black with a thin light brown head that dissipates to a thin film with light lacing. Aroma of sweet dark toasted malt, chocolate, hints of caramel and coffee, light char. Flavor is similar to aroma, dominated by sweet dark toasted malt, charred coffee, dark chocolate, light toffee and a hint of cherry. Finishes a bit drier with lingering coffee and grassy hop bitterness and hints of tart fruit and char. Medium to heavy bodied with light creaminess. A nicely made Russian imperial stout on the charred coffee side of the flavor spectrum. The malt body is good, but fades a bit in the finish, leaving the char and bitterness a little stark. It hit all the flavor notes I hope for in a RIS, with initial rich and flavorful malt. If it was brewed again, I'd buy another one.

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