Imperial G.F.Y. Stout | Spiteful Brewing

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Imperial G.F.Y. StoutImperial G.F.Y. Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stortore on 03-09-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
6
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
6.02%
 
 
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12
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7
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent stout. A bit sweet.

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4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz Bomber
$9.99
Binny's - Willowbrook

Batch: #385

Imperial G.F.Y. glugs from the glass showing some viscosity right off the bat. It's dark. Chalkboard black and emitting not a flash of light when backlit. The lush chestnut brown head took a slow, high pour to kick into gear but when all was said and done and sat at a proud finger in height with good density. Over the following couple minutes it fell to a cap and left sheet lacing on its way down. This is how a stout should look.

I am met by a hearty nose of moderate roast nearly matched by a peppery, underripe dark berry fruitiness, think blueberries and blackberries. A certain dusting of cocoa powder adds a little earthiness and dark chocolate qualities. A deep pull brings coffee notes on the backend along with an almond nuttiness and a splash of cream. Clean booziness tickles the nose. My mouth is watering.

The flavor profile is bright off the bat with the dark berries coming across upfront, more ripe than the nose suggested. Coffee and cream come across pretty boldly in the middle while all along there is a dense malty roast. Some almond here, some anise there, this beer morphs with each drink. The complexity keeps you on your toes. This is very good beer.

The body lies squarely between moderate and heavy in weight. The carbonation is surprisingly spry adding an airiness that boosts drinkability. A few alcohol fumes rise to, and out, of the nose which dries everything up after each drink. That dryness allows the roast to leave behind some bitterness on the swallow. Excellent!

Spiteful can make a big stout. Imperial G.F.Y. brings with it all that expected stoutiness with a deft hand in the depth department. It's dark fruity, dark chocolate-y, there's coffee present, and a whole host of other aspects that go well with the ones already mentioned. Pick this up if you see it. Highly recommended.

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4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7.4%
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3.59/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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