Unorthodox Russian Imperial Stout | Two Roads Brewing Company

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3.81/5
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Unorthodox Russian Imperial StoutUnorthodox Russian Imperial Stout
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Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
tworoadsbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This most unorthodox Russian Imperial Stout is brewed with malted rye and aggressively hopped with four different Pacific Northwest varieties to create a depth of character that's unmistakable. Full-bodied with notes of rye, treacle, chocolate and espresso that join together to create a crescendo of flavor. You’ll want to do an unabashed Kalinka after just one taste!

Added by jhartley on 08-04-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,658
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
240
pDev:
9.19%
 
 
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3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Photo of snowdog23
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled September 2018 from 12oz bottle in pint glass. Bottled on date Jan 12, 2018..

Appearance: Very dark black, dark color, with a dark tan head of less than 1 finger. The head flattened and dissipated quickly. The head left a little coating on the glass.

Smell: Strong hops aroma, especially for a RIS. There are also roasted malt aromas, coffee, and a little chocolate in the aroma. Interesting combination and balance between the hops, malts, and other aromas.

Taste: Strong mix of bitterness from the hops, coffee and burnt malt flavors. Full-bodied with nice balance. It is very smooth. There is a hint of sweetness like chocolate, but that is definitely overshadowed by the hops and coffee flavors.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, with strong alcohol which matches with the 9.2% on the label.

Overall: This was the first time I tried anything from Two Roads brewery. This is a big RIS in both typicaly stout flavors of coffee and roasted malts, along with the prominent hops flavor. This is a very good Imperial stout. It has strong flavors as well as alcohol, and the mix of malts and hops makes for a unique and interesting stout. As someone who loves RIS and IPAs, this is a nice mix and I would buy it again. I am very interested in trying their other stouts now.

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3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.57/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark in color andDark in taste. Rich Espresso dark chocolate in flavor with hints of nuttiness. Another of the dark beers. Another highly recommended dark beer

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3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark, opaque body; thick, frothy, creamy head. Rather faint aroma of roasted grain and chocolate notes. Excellent flavor of cocoa and chocolate with a boozy undertone; somewhat spicy. Heavy body yet a tad watery; a nice sweet residual sugar note on the palate.

A very tasty RIS delivering a nice balance of chocolate sweetness and deep roasted and charred grain goodness. Perhaps it is a bit weak in the aroma and the mouthfeel, but the taste will satisfy lovers of big, rich stouts.

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3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Speiglau Stout glass.

Look is pitch black with a cafe au lait head.

Aroma is astrigent roasted malt with not much hops or yeast to distinguish.

Taste is a lotta roast and not too much body.

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3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Slightly bitter.

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Unorthodox Russian Imperial Stout from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 240 ratings