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Style:
Stout - Russian Imperial
Ranked #356
ABV:
12.4%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,441
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 8.54%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
85
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Gigantic Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  11
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: Blacker than the uncaring hearts of the Czars of Russia, richer than their estates, more decadent than their palaces, and larger than their empire, this bourbon barrel aged imperial stout is truly MOST Most Premium.
Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 85 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by TheDoctor:
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TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving: Bottle
Bottled: 2017


A:
Looks god-awful. Thick and black with a gray-brown suggestion of froth. Looks almost completely flat. No retention/lacing. (2.5)

S:
Really big molasses and bourbon character, cherries, cocoa. (3.75)

T:
Thick, sweet, syrupy mix of bourbon, cherries and dirt, roast walnuts, molasses and big sticky vanillins. (3.75)

M:
Thick and cloying, heavy with little carbonation and a lingering roast/booze finish. (3.5)

O:
This is indeed gigantic, though I can speak to "premiumness".
It is far from appealing when poured. What little head there is clings to the edges looking honestly like the bubbles in spit. This head seems to only be due to my violent pour. The smell and flavor are both very big and I would actually say a little messy. The smell has an old-school molasses/char profile with a strong bourbon/dark fruit presence. The flavor is similar with a monstrous barrel presence. No heat thankfully, tons of vanillins, cherry, cocoa, a hint of oxidation. Neither the smell nor the taste is a mess, but I would say both are messy. I would give straight 3.5s, but the vanillins come through really nicely and the general sweetness of the taste is actually pretty nice once it gets closer to room temp. Nonetheless, it is a little intense and syrupy-boozy for me. Great label art though. (3.5)

Apr 11, 2019
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sjdevel from Utah

4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look + deep brown/black color - 1 finger head - decent lacing and foam ring remain - deep tan colored foam

Smell + a big blast of booze - sweet rich chocolate, toffee, coffee, burnt grains, and tobacco - slight smokiness - woodsy - very aromatic

Taste + huge rush of alcohol upfront - strong caramel and coffee - jumps right into smokey campfires and chocolate smores - starts off very sweet and then slowly fades into dry bitter chocolate and toffee - very flavorful

Feel + fairly full bodied, but thinner than I expected - even though it is barrel aged, it should feel a bit thicker

Overall + I thought this beer was very good. It has a lot of barrel character: bourbon drawn from the wood, charred oak from the inside of the barrel, chocolate/toffee/caramel flavors are very rich.

Apr 20, 2019
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PittBeerGirl from Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 12, 2020
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DerwinWentworth from Utah

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 07, 2019
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nmann08 from Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 25, 2019
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Captain69 from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours very dark - not much head . very strong malty- bourbon flavors . great example of a russian stout

May 07, 2020
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jason_nwx from Oregon

4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

May 31, 2020
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Greywulfken from New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black pour looks oily in the glass, putting up aromas of molasses and bourbony chocolate syrup... Runs toward the sweet end of the spectrum - lots of booze and chocolaty molasses... Medium-full-bodied, smooth and soft, a little sticky... A solid bourbon barrel-aged stout...

Mar 29, 2019
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JISurfer from South Carolina

3.34/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Definitely needs more carbonation, this one seemed flat. Tasted like a BCBS light, but not as "hot". Probably would be better with a little age on it. The more I drank it, the less impressed I was with it. Going to be tough to make it through the bottle.

Jan 27, 2016
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largadeer from California

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 22, 2015
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spycow from Illinois

3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

May 31, 2015
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Ohiovania from Ohio

4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Mar 29, 2016
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 11, 2018
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johnnyboy76 from Oregon

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 26, 2015
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olradetbalder from Sweden

4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 19, 2015
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ambruns1979 from California

3.66/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 24, 2016
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 07, 2015
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itracy63 from Washington

4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dec 17, 2015
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22Blue from Kansas

3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 06, 2018
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chrismattlin from Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Feb 17, 2018
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DoctorEvil65 from Washington

3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mar 18, 2017
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Dankacheese from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Soy Sauce....nothing but soy sauce.

Apr 06, 2017
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dave_ackbar from Hawaii

3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jul 04, 2018
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BirdsandHops from Oregon

3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Jun 24, 2021
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NickThePyro from Washington

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 01, 2019
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 85 ratings