Barrel-Aged Malevolence | Spiteful Brewing

BA SCORE
100%
Liked This Beer
4.26 w/ 60 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spiteful Brewing
Illinois, United States
spitefulbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by emerge077 on 01-26-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,825
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
60
Liked:
60
Avg:
4.26/5
pDev:
5.63%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
8
Trade:
1
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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of durlta
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of suckaj
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OneEye78
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bammer21
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spycow
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ccg
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's boozy on the nose, but the flavor is simultaneously sweet and savory. This one slightly edged out Parabola for me in a comparison; it was a little richer and thicker. Parabola has more of a vanilla note, whereas BA Malevolence had more of a chocolate note. Still, the fact that this beer in on the same level as Parabola speaks volumes to what a great job Spiteful Brewing did.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tim007007
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris-1911
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Inglewood
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaywalsh20
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Halfbrother83
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of larryarms847
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich and viscous black with a half finger of sturdy light brown foam.

Huge roasty character edging burnt, dark chocolate, very subtle fruit aroma, and an eye perking bourbon heat.

Dark fruit is much more apparent in flavor, roasted/charred malts, chocolate, oaky/earthy undertones, vanilla, and an unmistakable heavy flavor of bourbon.

Heavy-bodied, light-medium carbonation, thick, chewy, and creamy smooth.

Overall, as a fan of both big Russian imperial stouts and bourbon, this one really did it for me.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hubert_i
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of W_Des
4.79/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This was amazing. Poured pitch black into a shifter. The nose has a great mix of bourbon, oak, vanilla and roast. The mouthfeel was absolutely incredible! It was soft and silky and just rolled around. It had an assertive bourbon and roasted cocoa flavor and finished with a nice warmth. Fantastic!

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Photo of SGerrard
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Barrel-Aged Malevolence from Spiteful Brewing
Beer rating: 100% out of 100 with 60 ratings
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