Barrel Aged Series: Russian Imperial Stout | Parallel 49 Brewing Company

Barrel Aged Series: Russian Imperial StoutBarrel Aged Series: Russian Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
86%
Liked This Beer
4.02 w/ 50 ratings
Barrel Aged Series: Russian Imperial StoutBarrel Aged Series: Russian Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
parallel49brewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by OF001 on 01-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,368
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
50
Liked:
43
Avg:
4.02/5
pDev:
9.45%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of bylerteck
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle via CanBIF. 2017.

Black pour. Completely opaque with nice tan head that left good walls of lace but not much retention that can be forgiven for the ABV. Fudge, molasses, wood, bourbon, dark fruit aromas. Way more booze and fruit in the mouth. Not a lot of roast, or depth in the flavour. Barrel seems to take over on this a fair bit. Dark fruit. Full body and proper carbonation. This would benefit from a year or two to mellow out.

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Photo of Kobold
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Russian imperial stout demon converted to angelicness.

Where there had been burn there is salve; where there had been ash there is smiling vanilla; where there had been unforgiving leather lashings there are calming strokes of summer cherry. Milkiness without conditions. Sweet tarred raisins. And yet a burning gnaws underneath, a restricted destruction corralled by the consequences of changing allegiances back to the infernal. Emptied glass smells of soy sauce.

All things good of infancy and childhood: your first suckling; your first piece of birthday cake; your first Hallowe'en treat; your first awareness of being loved. The barrel's alcohol is the constant sequencing these primary memories of oily, sugary goodness.

And still, the barrel juices make me melancholic while my mouth burns succulent.

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Photo of Shaunmac16
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveBar
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got on trade! 650ml bottle served at 10deg C in a tulip.

A- Open well and pours a 2" high brown head with vigorous pour. Head films out within 3-4mins or so. Very dark brown colour

S- Lacking here. Sweetness

T- Yup! It's sweet. Overly sweet. Bourbon seems like it's from a used barrel. Not very strong at all. Very little heat though.

M- Pretty creamy and dries out later

O- Not a bad brew. Worth trying but will not buy it.

Food Pairing

This pretty good brew can be matched as the bourbon is low. This one went well with......... Curried goat! Fantastic slow cooked leg of goat in a Trinidadian curry.

Enjoy

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.51/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2016 release, consumed on 04/01/2016.

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Photo of DamienI
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sathanas
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hotmailmsn
4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

10.9% abv, 46 ibu, 650 ml bottle (2014)
A - dark dark black with little almost no head, lacing on the glass.
S - whisky barrel, sweet, coffee, vanilla, dark dried fruit, black chocolate bitterness.
T - low carbonated, whisky favors for sure, yet not too overpowering. big full smooth sticky mouthful. rounded, balanced with sweetness n hoppy.
O - really really good barrel aged imperial stout, especially cellar for 2 years! rounder n smoother! amazing!!

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Photo of shoegueuze
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MatChar
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wordemupg
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650ml maroon waxed 2015 bottle, poured into tulip 14/6/15

A black with deep cola edge, two fingers of mocha foam sits around for a few sips but leave no lace, a little color and legs left behind after a swirl

S char, molasses, vanilla, some chocolate, coffee, and booze, not a whole lot of whiskey, a hint of coconut, and some sugar coated raisins

T not far from the nose but a little extra char and booze, a little chocolate syrup, good but could use a little mellow time

M full and chewy, could use a few extra bubbles but its not flat, oily on the palate, sticky on the lips but fairly hot at this point in time

O decent stuff but a little boozy without a whole lot of barrel, perhaps it finished a little higher then the label states?

A decent big stout but if I had another bottle I'd sit on it for a couple years, I'd prefer more barrel notes other then the booze but worth a try at the end of the day

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.27/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured a dark black color stout with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with some black chocolates notes with some dry woody notes. Taste is also dominated by dry woody notes with light vanilla undertones and some dry and bitter black chocolate notes. Body is about average but thinner then I was anticipating with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. A bit too dry for my taste buds and lacking body with some lack of integration between al the flavors.

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Photo of IanSpindler
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmat10
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of D_Min
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beervana
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.93/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Delicious beer with friends at Rattle & Hum in NYC. Much better than the ratings imply

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Photo of Kenmac19
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZachT
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scameron
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schnarr84
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%

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Beer rating: 86% out of 100 with 50 ratings
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