Russian Stout
The Great Yorkshire Brewery

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Stout - Russian Imperial
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3.37 | pDev: 16.32%
The Great Yorkshire Brewery
England, United Kingdom
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bark from Sweden

3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The smell is sweet, creamy and roasted, almost burned. Quite a lot of hoppy-fruity notes. Lots and lots of malt and alcohol. Some sour, almost acidic notes. Liquorice and raisins, plus some red peppers, smoked meat and maple syrup in the background.

The colour is jet black (>100 EBC), the liquid seems clear, I think. The low head is warm brown; it sinks slowly leaving some lacing and alcohol curtains on the glass.

The taste is surprisingly light and dry. Roasted malts, some roasted sourness, mild hoppy flavours and a dry bitterness. The body is light. Hints of butterscotch in the aftertaste as well as a strong taste of roasted malts, some grains and hoppy notes of grass and fruit candy. Plastic hints in the finish.

The carbonation is medium to mild; the bubbles medium sized. The liquid is rather light.

A surprisingly light and drinkable RIS. I wonder if it is supposed to be like this?

Jan 23, 2011
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Mjoepp from Sweden

2.41/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Black and light brown head. The head is quite thick, but dissolves amazingly fast.

S: Roasted malt, burnt sugar, some coffee and some notes of dried apricots as well.

T: Watery taste and feeling. Taste is roasted malt and water.

O: Big disappointment, never had a boring IS this tasteless.

Oct 21, 2010
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LillJoel from Sweden

2.93/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours solid black with a espresso-coloured foam. Not much to the nose, the usual roasted notes and a bit chocolate aswell as a hint of alcohol. The liquid is surprisingly light for a Imperial Stout, clear roasted flavours of coffee and chocolate. Slightly bitter aftertaste of really dark chocolate. Nothing special, if anything a weak example of a Imperial Stout.

Oct 10, 2010
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rarbring from Sweden

3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer is black with hints of brown, a very low tan head, no laing, but curtains.

Dark roasted tones in the smell, coffee beans and very dark chocolate. Dark toast.

The taste is sweet, brown sugar, brown bread, raisins, slightly vinous, slightly bitter. Yeast is noted.

Low carbonation, rather soft and complex body.

A bit flat, but not bad.

Oct 07, 2010
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pour is very dark - brown with hints of black. Head is small and tan. Almost no lacings.

S: Faint smoked ham. Dark dried fruits - cherries amongst others. Sweet roasted malt. Some chocolate and some coffee.

T: Still coffee and roasted sweet malt, only a little bit drier. Loads of dark dried fruits - figs and raisins.

M: Body is full and carbonation is moderate. Aftertaste holds some bitterness, and lingers for some time.

D: Not bad, not bad at all...

Sep 03, 2010
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TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at ChurchKey.

I just love the random casks the CK provides. Boom! This offering pours a mostly opaque black-brown. Not surprisingly, not much of a head is formed beyond a few large bubbles. The nose comprises molasses, red grapes, prunes, figs, roasted malts, brown sugar, and some light coffee in the back. The taste wants to follow, but doesn't: the coffee and roasted malts are toned down (gone in the case of the coffee), the brown sugar is accentuated, and there seems to be lots o' dark fruits, baby. The body is a heavy medium, with no real carbonation (cask, honey child) and a smooth, almost dry feel. Not a bad RIS, but nothing all that outstanding.

Jul 28, 2010
Russian Stout from The Great Yorkshire Brewery
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 6 ratings