Roulette | The Beer'd Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
The Beer'd Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer has been reformulated. Now brewed with Vault Coffee Espresso.

Added by PicoPapa on 02-28-2013

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 12
Photo of Jwale73
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

32oz. howler purchased on 10/31. Pours the color and clarity of cola with a dense, one inch, khaki-colored head. Nose expresses big roasted coffee notes. Taste is roasty, charred and ashy with a slightly vinous character. Mouthfeel is light-medium with an even carbonation and a kiss of acidity. Overall, a sold coffee stout but a little one-sided. There's needs to be a little something to break up the coffee.

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Photo of Roguer
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown, topped by a sizable cream-colored head. Retention is very good, but little lacing to speak of.

Cold, black coffee is by far the dominant aroma, with roasted barley a distant second. There is an earthy, almost pungent hoppiness along for the ride.

Flavor is also dominated by coffee, although the barley is much more present, along with a hint of dark fruit, before the coffee comes back to rule the finish with an iron fist.

Relatively dry, short finish, with a powdery coffee coating that outlasts the bulk of the brew. Flavor may be unbalanced (but not unpleasantly so), and the bitterness - both from hops and from the roast - is quite strong, but pretty well balanced.

If you like coffee stouts, this is probably right up your alley. I would prefer some chocolate, vanilla, cream - anything to offset the massive dose of coffee and provide a little balance. It's more-or-less a one-note beer, but thankfully, that note is really nice.

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Note: This is a review for the recently reformulated version that is 8.5%Abv and brewed with Vault Espresso Beans, not the original version.

Oct. 17, 2014. 32oz growler straight from the brewery. Pours a dark brownish black with an inch of frothy brown head. Some lacing. This beer smells a lot like chocolate covered espresso beans. Sweet with some roasted malts and earth. The taste is dark chocolate and espresso beans. Some sweetness to it with a good amount of roasty flavor. Just like the aroma, this beer tastes very much like chocolate covered espresso beans. Maybe a hint of citrus hops as it warms. Finishes with more of that coffee flavor. Creamy mouthfeel. Overall, this reformulated version has tons of coffee flavor and is a nice improvement on the original.

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Roulette from The Beer'd Brewing Co.
3.97 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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